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The hotel Intercontinental is photographed in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. US President Donald Trump is due to stay at the hotel for one night during his two-days visit to the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum will start on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump on mission to sell US overseas as Senate trial resumes

Jan. 21, 2020 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on a mission to sell the United States to the global business community just as his historic impeachment trial gets underway in the Senate. When the trial reconvenes Tuesday afternoon in Washington, Trump will be thousands of miles away trying to charm global...

A worker cleans up an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Asian stock markets have tumbled as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak on tourism and regional economies grows. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus

Jan. 20, 2020 11:48 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled Tuesday as concern about the economic impact of a Chinese disease outbreak rose. Japan's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged and revised up its economic growth outlook. Market indexes in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated following...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

Jan. 20, 2020 9:57 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period. The increased control measures followed a sharp rise in the number of infections...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 8:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2020 7:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely. Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two...

President Donald Trump returns to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, from a campaign trip to Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes

Jan. 20, 2020 5:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House. He'll be thousands of miles away at the Davos economic forum in the Swiss Alps, trying to...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

Jan. 20, 2020 12:05 PM EST

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into Olympic...

Britain's Prince Harry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London, Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Boris Johnson is hosting 54 African heads of state or government in London. The move comes as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

Jan. 20, 2020 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. But Britain faces tough challenges as it seeks to assert itself on a continent with several of the...

In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, a protester plucks face mustache from a picture of U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Harris has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. His mustache, maybe? Or a Japanese ancestry that raises unpleasant reminders of Japan's former colonial domination of Korea? (Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

Jan. 20, 2020 10:35 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. His mustache, maybe? Or a Japanese ancestry that raises unpleasant reminders of Japan's former colonial domination of Korea? Many South Koreans, however, have...

Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says.