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AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | The Latest: Unclear whether Iraqi PM accepts Trump invite

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Iraq (all times local): 12:55 a.m. The office of Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, is not saying whether he has accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Washington. The two spoke by phone on Wednesday evening during Trump’s unscheduled trip to visit American … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | The Latest: Unclear whether Iraqi PM accepts Trump invite

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | China ups pressure as tech exec’s hearing goes into Tuesday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened global economic growth. Meng Wanzhou, the … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | China ups pressure as tech exec’s hearing goes into Tuesday

BEIJING | The Latest: Canada ex-adviser says China pressure won’t work

BEIJING — The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Chinese pressure on the Canadian government to release a top executive of Huawei won’t work. In a tweet, Roland Paris … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Canada ex-adviser says China pressure won’t work

BEIJING | China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

BEIJING — China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website says … Continue reading BEIJING | China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 enters final day with work to do on bridging divisions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Group of 20 summit enters its crucial second and final day Saturday with hours left for diplomats to bridge divisions on major issues including world trade, climate change and tackling migration. The day will also see a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 enters final day with work to do on bridging divisions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Trump vs the world _ G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers. U.S. negotiators blocked progress at the Group of 20 summit on managing … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Trump vs the world _ G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand’s international spy agency has banned mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a “significant network security risk.” The action follows a similar ban in Australia, where the Chinese telecommunications giant was blocked in August from rolling out Australia’s 5G network due to … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears

DAMASCUS, Syria | Aid workers enter remote Syrian camp for 1st time

DAMASCUS, Syria — U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered children vaccinations and distributed desperately needed aid on Sunday, the first such assistance to reach thousands in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria’s border with Jordan since January. Residents said that humanitarians from international organizations entered their desolate camp … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Aid workers enter remote Syrian camp for 1st time