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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,...

Trade truce euphoria eases and markets tread water

Jul. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors moved on from the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Investors were encouraged Monday by the agreement between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China at a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 major...

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...

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...

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

Jun. 30, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to...

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...

Highlights of agreements of G-20 leaders in Osaka

Jun. 29, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Highlights of the agreements from the Osaka, Japan, summit of the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, spanning a slew of issues including global warming, trade and international finance, the environment and sustainable development: TRADE AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: The leaders...

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...

Analysis: Trump's diplomacy puts relationships over results

Jun. 29, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For President Donald Trump, a four-day visit to Asia is shaping up to be more about relationships than results. In Japan for the Group of 20 summit, Trump notched few identifiable accomplishments on a range of pressing challenges as he savored the show of diplomatic backslapping....

The Latest: Abe, Putin announce initiatives to expand ties

Jun. 29, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but have made...