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World shares rise, Shanghai up 1.3%, as China boosts market

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 4, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks rallied Tuesday and Wall Street appeared set to open higher after China's central bank provided further support to markets to manage the impact of the virus outbreak.Germany's DAX rose 1.4% to 13,229 while in France the...

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

By YURAS KARMANAU | February 4, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as his officials discussed alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from Russia.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has...

Bloodied but determined, Lebanese protesters take stock

By A.J. NADDAFF | February 4, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — At a Beirut hospital ward, five Lebanese protesters with bandaged eyes and faces huddled in a circle, their arms wrapped around each other, and they vowed to be back on the streets soon, despite their wounds from recent clashes with police.“We...

Pompeo message in Europe, Central Asia trip: Beware of China

By MATTHEW LEE | February 4, 2020

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. But the message he conveyed to his hosts stayed the same:...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Dems split on best challenger for Trump

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats are fiercely united by the goal of unseating President Donald Trump, but they were sharply divided Monday over which candidate was best equipped to do so, according to the AP VoteCast survey.Iowa, which hosts the nation's...

Asia shares gain, Shanghai up slightly after Wall St rebound

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 3, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite up 0.2% after a rebound on Wall Street overnight.Markets were still far from giving the all-clear on the virus outbreak that has spread to more than 20 countries and killed...

China virus death toll rises to 425, total cases now 20,438

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 3, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday.The new figures come after the country opened a new hospital built in 10 days,...

UK and EU clash over trade with 11 months to make a deal

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT | February 3, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a post-Brexit trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues.U.K. Prime Minister...

France’s Macron wants closer ties with Poland on EU

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | February 3, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for closer ties with Poland in shaping the European Union without Britain, in European security and relations with Russia.Following talks in Warsaw with Polish President Andrzej...

The Latest: UAE suspends flights to China outside Beijing

February 3, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):10:15 p.m.The United Arab Emirates, home to long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways, is suspending flights to mainland China outside of Beijing.The country’s...

EU demands access to UK waters in order to sign trade deal

February 3, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will link any access to its market for British products directly to the access that EU boats will be given to U.K. waters, the bloc's chief negotiator said Monday.EU negotiator Michel Barnier underscored the difficulties...

Mormon missionaries being cut in Liberia over supply worries

February 2, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Sunday it is reducing the number of its missionaries in Liberia because of concerns about having adequate supplies for them due to the country's economic problems.In the...