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Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

Dec. 15, 2018 12:55 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan, Pakistan and China are meeting in the Afghan capital to discuss trade, development and ending the region's relentless conflicts. Shahussain Murtazawi, the deputy spokesman for the Afghan president, says envoys meeting Saturday will discuss everything from regional...

US couple accused of enticing Chinese into sex trafficking

Dec. 14, 2018 8:46 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire husband and wife used a messaging system popular in China to entice women to come to the U.S. on tourist visas to serve in the sex industry in northern New England, according to court documents. Sou Chao Li, 37, and his wife, Derong Maio, 37, orchestrated an elaborate...

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

Dec. 14, 2018 7:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China's first step in response to President Donald Trump's Dec. 1 agreement to...

Farmers share trade concerns at Nebraska convention

Dec. 14, 2018 6:20 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 2,000 farmers from across the U.S. and Canada shared concerns at a recent Nebraska convention about low crop prices in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade dispute with China. Farmers met this week in Omaha for an annual convention hosted by Farmers Business Network, an...

US, Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

Dec. 14, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic crisis entangling the three countries. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese...

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

Dec. 14, 2018 5:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods. Major U.S. indexes fell about 2...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Dec. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EST

Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the health of the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impeding departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods. On Friday: The S&P 500 index dropped 50.59...

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April

Dec. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended the week with a steep loss on Wall Street as the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since April. The benchmark index is now down almost 3 percent for the year. New concerns about slowing growth in...

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

Dec. 14, 2018 4:00 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid. Private exporters...

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

Dec. 14, 2018 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of...