Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

US South Korea White House Talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. But he now enters a White House meeting with President...


UK government does not intend to block Comcast-Sky deal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast’s 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities, saying the proposed merger doesn’t raise concerns on public interest grounds. Culture Secretary Matt...


Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on hold

South Korea Financial Markets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing some uncertainty for investors. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent at 7,823 and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,642. The German market was closed...


China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in a spiraling dispute that prompted worries of a chilling of global commerce. Mnuchin said Sunday the...


Syrian government captures most of IS-held area in Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday captured most of a key neighborhood in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group, hours after resuming their offensive against the extremists in the area. The gains by President Bashar Assad’s troops bring the entire wider Damascus —...


Ex-Yugo autocratic leader's iconic yacht given new life

Travel Croatia Tito's Yacht

RIJEKA, Croatia (AP) — Decades of rust are covering its hull, the furniture is broken in its once luxurious salons, its powerful engines are permanently idle. But against all odds, the iconic yacht that once belonged to the late Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito has been given a new lease on life....


Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years.


Alvaro Morata left out of Spain's World Cup squad

Soccer Lopetegui's Success

MADRID (AP) — Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s 23-player squad for the World Cup on Monday. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui decided to pick only three strikers for the tournament in Russia: Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Rodrigo. “It’s always a difficult decision,” Lopetegui said. “There wasn’t...


Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

Palestinians Abbas

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. Abbas was hospitalized on Sunday with a fever, just days after undergoing ear...


Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government says it does not intend to block Comcast’s bid for Sky.

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