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Trump Lauds Economy in Davos, Says Little on Climate Woes

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he’s led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had little to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year’s gathering of top business and political leaders in […]

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he's led a "spectacular" turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had little to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top...

Extradition Hearing Begins for Top Huawei Exec in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China […]

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated...

Impact of US-Japan Trade Relations on Region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A lecture on trade relations between the United States and Japan may provide valuable insights to regional business owners engaged in international trade or looking to start trading goods internationally. Noriyuki Shikata is an associate with the program on U.S.-Japan Relations with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A lecture on trade relations between the United States and Japan may provide valuable insights to regional business owners engaged in international trade or looking to start trading goods internationally. Noriyuki Shikata is an associate with the program on U.S.-Japan Relations with the Weatherhead Center for International...

Putin Announces Constitutional Reform, His PM Steps Down

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of his prime minister Wednesday after proposing constitutional amendments that could herald his intention to carve out a position that would let him stay at Russia’s helm after his presidency ends. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who served as a placeholder president […]

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of his prime minister Wednesday after proposing constitutional amendments that could herald his intention to carve out a position that would let him stay at Russia's helm after his presidency ends. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who...

Iran Warning Puts Thousands of European Troops in Spotlight

By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A warning by Iran’s president that European forces in the Middle East could be at risk if their nations join the U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic puts a focus on thousands of foreign troops in the region. Britain, France, and Germany have spent […]

By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A warning by Iran's president that European forces in the Middle East could be at risk if their nations join the U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic puts a focus on thousands of foreign troops in the region. Britain,...

Queen Agrees to Let Harry, Meghan Move Part-Time to Canada

By FRANK AUGSTEIN and DANICA KIRKA Associated PressSANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II agreed Monday to grant Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan their wish for a more independent life, allowing them to move part-time to Canada while remaining firmly in the House of Windsor. The British monarch said in a statement that […]

By FRANK AUGSTEIN and DANICA KIRKA Associated PressSANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II agreed Monday to grant Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan their wish for a more independent life, allowing them to move part-time to Canada while remaining firmly in the House of Windsor. The British monarch...

As Iran and US Take Step Back from the Brink, Canada Grieves

By ROB GILLIES and TIM SULLIVAN Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war. “All is well!” President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night, days after a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s most powerful general, and Iran, after a […]

By ROB GILLIES and TIM SULLIVAN Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war. “All is well!” President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night, days after a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s most powerful...

Iraqi PM Tells US to Decide Mechanism for Troop Withdrawal

By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the U.S. secretary of state to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq, according to a statement released Friday. The statement, from the office of the Iraqi […]

By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the U.S. secretary of state to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq, according to a statement released Friday. The statement, from...

UK Royals Scramble to Contain Harry, Meghan Announcement

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Britain’s royal family scrambled Thursday to contain the fallout from the surprise announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan that they plan “to step back” from royal duties and pursue a new path that will allow them to be financially independent. The couple’s announcement that they planned to forge a “progressive” […]

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Britain's royal family scrambled Thursday to contain the fallout from the surprise announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan that they plan "to step back" from royal duties and pursue a new path that will allow them to be financially independent. The couple's announcement that they...

Trump Says Iran Appears to Be ‘Standing Down’ after Strike

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran’s missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. Speaking from the White House, Trump […]

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. Speaking...