Latest G-20 Summit News

After 45 years, G-7 endures despite the Trump tweets

Aug. 23, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — For the 45th year in a row, seven of the most powerful people in the world will get together for an informal summit that has weathered everything from the Cold War through the global financial crisis to U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter feed. Despite ups and downs, the Group of...

Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors

Jul. 22, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea's prime minister said Monday his South Pacific island nation was open to investment from China, Australia and any other country that is willing to work within the country's rules. Prime Minister James Marape is making his first visit to Australia since he became...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jul. 5, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu, India, an arduous trek to an icy Himalayan cave. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hong Kong police stand behind the cracked glass wall of the Legislative Council, where pro-democracy...

World shares mixed, Europe advances after fresh S&P 500 high

Jul. 3, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shares in Europe rose sharply Wednesday as investors warmed to the announcement that Christine Lagarde, the current head of the International Monetary Fund, will take the helm at the European Central Bank. Wall Street, meanwhile, looked set to open higher on a holiday-shortened trading day,...

Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

Jul. 1, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose sharply Monday after President Donald Trump's meeting with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan raised hopes of progress in stalled trade talks between the two countries. The Trump-Xi meeting in Japan marked the first time the two leaders had met since the...

Japan to restrict exports to South Korea, citing less trust

Jul. 1, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea from a...

Asian shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

Jun. 30, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. But the latest data suggested the prolonged trade conflict between Washington and...

The Latest: NKorea's state media calls DMZ meeting 'amazing'

Jun. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 10 a.m. Monday North Korea's state media is describing leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump at the Demilitarized Zone as "an amazing event" in the border village it notes is a symbol of the...

DMZ diplomacy: Kim accepts Trump invite to meet at border

Jun. 30, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet Sunday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after he issued an unprecedented invitation and expressed willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo op. South...

Putin says liberalism 'eating itself,' migrant influx wrong

Jun. 29, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a new broadside against Western liberalism at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people's interests. Speaking after the summit in Osaka concluded on Saturday, Putin charged that Donald...