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White House reverses Trump on China 'second thoughts'

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China, but the White House later reversed, saying the president was misinterpreted and that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn't raise them higher.

  • icon Posted: August 25

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Sunday 08/25/2019
White House reverses Trump on China 'second thoughts'

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China, but the White House later reversed, saying the president was misinterpreted and that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn't raise them higher.

Posted: August 25, 2019
Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was "touch and go," as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement.

Posted: August 25, 2019
Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong drew their guns Sunday night after a small group of protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and used tear gas to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street.

Posted: August 25, 2019
Saturday 08/24/2019
Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France.

Posted: August 24, 2019
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.

Posted: August 24, 2019
Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Posted: August 24, 2019
Britain's Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein's crimes

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Posted: August 24, 2019
Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.

Posted: August 24, 2019
Friday 08/23/2019
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago.

Posted: August 23, 2019
Bolsonaro prepares to send army to contain Amazon fires

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he might send the military to battle the massive blazes.

Posted: August 23, 2019
China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.

Posted: August 23, 2019
Thursday 08/22/2019
S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region.

Posted: August 22, 2019
Tuesday 08/20/2019
Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.

Posted: August 20, 2019
Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

MILAN (AP) — More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on Tuesday, capping a drama that saw 15 passengers jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard and spurred Spain to dispatch a naval ship in a bid to end a weekslong humanitarian crisis with Italy.

Posted: August 20, 2019
Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian court by a 2-1 majority ruling Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.

Posted: August 20, 2019

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