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Stocks indexes end mostly lower after early rally fades

Jun. 26, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Wednesday after an early rally fueled by optimism over the next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China lost momentum toward the end of the day. The wobbly finish extended the S&P 500 index's losing streak to a fourth straight day, though the market is still...

Trump heads to Asia for global talks on trade, Iran and more

Jun. 26, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump heads first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20...

Markets Right Now: Dow has small loss as momentum fades

Jun. 26, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are closing with small losses Wednesday after failing to hold onto early gains. Stocks rose earlier after comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin raised...

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

Jun. 26, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting...

The Latest: Bahrain FM gives interview to Israeli TV channel

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 9 p.m. Bahrain's foreign minister has given an unprecedented interview to an Israeli television channel, calling for open communication...

Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Jun. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in talks that come amid bitter differences between Moscow and Washington. Trump has said he plans to meet with Putin during the Group...

Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concerns

Jun. 26, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region and shared concerns about growing tensions in the Middle East. Macron, in Tokyo ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit in Osaka, told...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations later this...

Germany's Merkel doesn't see G-20 resolving global conflicts

Jun. 26, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying suggestions that the Group of 20 global powers, whose leaders meet in Japan later this week, could play a major role in resolving conflicts such as the standoff between Iran and the U.S. Merkel said as she answered lawmakers' questions in the...

Global shares turn higher as investors look to G-20 meeting

Jun. 26, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were turned higher on Wednesday as investors await developments in trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. France's CAC 40 was up 0.1% in midday trading, at 5,518. Germany's DAX was up 0.4% at 12,280 and...