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TOKYO | Asian shares steady as Beijing calms US-China trade row

TOKYO — Asian shares are moderately higher as worries over U.S.-China trade friction were calmed by conciliatory comments from Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to 21,678.68, and Australia‘s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,681.50. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent to 2,075.76. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares steady as Beijing calms US-China trade row

WASHINGTON | Report: Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

WASHINGTON — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday. A day after prosecutors accused Manafort of repeatedly lying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

LONDON | Bank of England preparing Brexit deal verdict next week

LONDON — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a guarded welcome to Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal as he confirmed the bank would deliver its verdict on the agreement next week. Addressing lawmakers Tuesday, Carney said the withdrawal agreement would eliminate some of the uncertainty that has surrounded the British economy since the … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England preparing Brexit deal verdict next week

SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

SINGAPORE  — The potential damage to the global trade brought on by President Donald Trump‘s tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Newly imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of each other’s exports resulting from a battle … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

JERUSALEM | Israel postpones decision on church lands bill

JERUSALEM — Israel has postponed discussion on a bill that would allow the state to seize church lands that have been sold to private developers. Under pressure from church leaders, the Israeli government on Sunday froze debate on the contentious bill. Israel’s churches have repeatedly blocked the legislation, claiming it could allow Israel to expropriate … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel postpones decision on church lands bill

BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

BELGRADE, Serbia — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials from 16 European countries at a meeting in Serbia that … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

MEQUON, Wis. — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state’s economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration’s thrust-and-parry trade moves with China and … Continue reading MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefers not to fire deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that he had discussed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefers not to fire deputy attorney general