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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

Business

Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

Malaysia Corruption

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the anti-corruption agency’s office Thursday for more questioning over a massive graft scandal at a state investment fund that he set up. Najib, who was ousted in a shock defeat in May 9 national elections marked by...


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Bethel's only liquor store shut down by Alaska alcohol board

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Bethel’s only operating liquor store has been shut down by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. KYUK-AM reports that the board voted Tuesday to not renew the license for AC Quickstop’s liquor store. The board’s decision will go into effect immediately. The license...


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Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

China Germany-2

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Merkel held morning discussions with Chinese...


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Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers

South Korea Korean Air Rage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines. Cho Hyun-ah on Thursday bowed and apologized for “causing...


Business

DXC Technology's new IT center dedicated in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new information technology center that is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to New Orleans over the next five years has been formally dedicated. Gov. John Bel Edwards joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell for the ceremonies Wednesday at the DXC Technology Digital Transformation...


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Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

Southeast Asia Ride Hailing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers. Go-Jek, which currently only operates in Indonesia, said it...


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China says will 'firmly defend' rights over auto tariffs

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will “firmly defend” its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration’s abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry’s response Thursday came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs...


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Government

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says...


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost China says will ‘firmly defend’ rights over auto tariffs Trump appears to...


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