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Pope, with eye to Argentine debt, urges financial solidarity

February 5, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) —Pope Francis urged the International Monetary Fund and finance ministers from across Latin America to work together to end economic “injustices,” saying Wednesday that new forms of solidarity can give hope to the poorest.“We...

Germany’s Merkel arriving in South Africa to talk trade

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME | February 5, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday to discuss trade, investment and energy issues with Berlin's largest trading partner in Africa.Merkel and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also...

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying...

US backs Cyprus amid tensions with Turkey over gas drilling

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | February 5, 2020

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. backs energy-based partnerships in the eastern Mediterranean that bolster political cooperation and prosperity and is urging against “provocative actions" that undermine stability, a government official said Wednesday.U.S....

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Takeaways from State of the Union: Economy, not impeachment

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO, and ALAN FRAM | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned hard on the strong U.S. economy as he made the case for his reelection in the State of the Union address — and he threw in a few theatrical flourishes.MUST SEE TVTrump has often seemed to conduct his...

Asian shares up on China efforts despite virus worries

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 4, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 23,330.11 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX...

Hyundai halts Korea output as China outbreak fallout spreads

By PAUL WISEMAN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) —Hyundai Motors is suspending production in South Korea, a sign that the economic fallout from China's viral outbreak is spreading.For other companies bracing for losses from coronavirus, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to...

China’s virus outbreak weighs on global business

By JOE McDONALD | February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global business is catching a chill from China's virus outbreak.Mink breeders in Denmark called off a fur auction because Chinese buyers can’t attend due to travel curbs imposed to contain the disease.Airlines have canceled 25,000 flights...

Turkmenistan to build a $1.5-billion city amid spending cuts

February 4, 2020

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president allocated $1.5 billion to build a new city as the government cuts social spending and the country's economy is weakened by low global energy prices.President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said in a...

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95

By TOM ODULA | February 4, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died Tuesday at age 95.Moi succeeded...

Trump’s envoy urges Kosovo to drop taxes on Serbian goods

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | February 4, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday urged the new Kosovo government to follow up on an agreement to abolish punitive tariffs on Serbian goods that have blocked negotiations between the...