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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...

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...

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...

The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo army

Dec. 14, 2018 3:37 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Serbia's president has denounced the United States for its support of a Kosovo army and praised allies Russia and China for their opposition to the move. President Aleksandar Vucic addressed the nation in...

Trump asserts China's economy feeling his tariff pressure

Dec. 14, 2018 2:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says China's economy is feeling the pressure of his tariffs, and he thinks a "big and very comprehensive deal" could happen. Trump asserts in a tweet that China's economy is "growing much slower than anticipated because of our Trade War." China on Friday reported...

Montana Stockgrowers Association eyes better market in 2019

Dec. 14, 2018 1:00 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials say Montana ranchers are heading into better economic territory in 2019. The Billings Gazette reports the Montana Stockgrowers Association met Thursday in Billings for its annual convention and trade show, and newly-appointed President Fred Wacker said he expects cattle...

China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 in shrine protest

Dec. 14, 2018 7:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has urged Japan to ensure the legal rights of two Hong Kong residents who staged a protest this week at a Tokyo shrine honoring Japan's war dead, the foreign ministry said Friday. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang did not say whether Beijing considered the protest justified, but urged Japan...

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

Dec. 14, 2018 1:14 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United...

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

Dec. 13, 2018 10:59 PM EST

JANAKPUR, Nepal (AP) — The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come. New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) between...