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LOS ANGELES | Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have both felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they took center stage. Childish Gambino’s disturbing look at race relations, “This is America,” won record and song of the year on Sunday’s telecast. It was the first time a rap-based song won … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

LUXEMBOURG  — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and Rutte met ahead of a European … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

NEW YORK | The Latest: Immigrant kids join MTV VMA protest performance

NEW YORK — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 10 p.m. With a human wall, the immigration debate took center stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in a performance criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. Wearing white T-shirts reading “We Are All Human Beings,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Immigrant kids join MTV VMA protest performance

SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks fall as trade tensions take center stage

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,403.45 and South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 2,272.57. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.1 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks fall as trade tensions take center stage