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What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its third day in Milwaukee

Jul. 17, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The third day of the Republican National Convention kicks off Wednesday with Republicans — led by the newly nominated Donald Trump and JD Vance — shifting to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are expected to focus on Democratic...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed after Dow sets a new record

Jul. 16, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors grappled with the weak economic data from China and waited to see the outcome of a top Communist Party policy meeting in Beijing. U.S. futures rose while oil prices fell. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6% to...

Trump's economic plans include proposed tariffs, tax cuts and no taxes on tips. Details are scarce

Jul. 15, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first night of the Republican National Convention kept its official focus on the economy Monday even after Saturday’s shooting at a rally in Pennsylvania in which former President Donald Trump was injured. Speakers argued that Trump would fix inflation and...

Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas steps down to become EU's top diplomat

Jul. 15, 2024 08:59 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has stepped down as the leader of the Baltic country to become the foreign policy chief of the European Union later this year. Kallas, Estonia’s first female prime minister, handed in her formal resignation to President Alar...

China's Communist Party will signal its approach to the country's challenges at a meeting this week

Jul. 15, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party started a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology. While the meeting...

China's economy slowed in the last quarter as weak consumer demand dragged on growth

Jul. 15, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual rate in the last quarter, the government reported Monday, while emphasizing signs of improvement in factory output, income and investment. The expansion was sharply below the 5.3% annual pace of growth...

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Jul. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by an X user's outrage over two flight attendants who were photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins. The uproar over the July 10 post on X, which...

Steve Garvey visited Israel, but will it win over California voters in Senate race against Schiff?

Jul. 13, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking to boost his longshot bid for one of California's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Steve Garvey traveled to Israel last month searching for room to run against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff — a Jewish Democrat known for his support of America's key ally in the Middle...

China’s exports grow 8.6% in June, beating forecasts despite trade tensions

Jul. 12, 2024 03:40 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports beat forecasts in June, customs data showed Friday, while imports grew less than expected. Exports grew 8.6% from the same time last year to hit $307.8 billion, according to data released by Chinese customs, beating estimates of about 7.4% to 8%...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Jul. 11, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

July 5 - 11, 2024 Russian missiles blasted cities across Ukraine damaging the country’s largest children’s hospital and other buildings in a fierce assault that interrupted heart surgeries and forced young cancer patients to take their treatments outdoors. ...