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SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on hopes US, China will unwind dispute

SINGAPORE— Asian shares were mostly higher Monday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will unwind a blistering trade dispute at a meeting this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225, reopening after a holiday, added 0.8 percent to 21,815.55. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1 percent to 2,077.25. Hong … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on hopes US, China will unwind dispute

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians: 14 injured in calmer Gaza border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Health officials say Israeli army fire has wounded 14 Palestinians in one of the calmer weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. Most of the few thousand Palestinian protesters kept a safe distance from the fence Friday, without burning tires or attempting to infiltrate the frontier. But some hurled rocks … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians: 14 injured in calmer Gaza border protest

MILAN | EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

MILAN — The European Union’s budget chief sought to ease tensions with Rome on Friday over Italy’s rule-busting budget, after markets reacted by pushing up Italy’s borrowing costs to the highest levels in five years. Pierre Moscovici told reporters in Rome that he did not see a risk of contagion in the market reaction to … Continue reading MILAN | EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him

ALIAGA, Turkey  — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor on terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that’s likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him