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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday, following a healthy report on U.S. jobs, while investors cautiously awaited the upcoming trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 06, 2019 - 11:08 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday, following a reassuring report on U.S. jobs, while investors cautiously awaited the upcoming trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.2% to 21,358.56. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,551.40, while South Korea'...
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October 06, 2019 - 6:28 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — China's state oil company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to develop a portion of Iran's massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's oil minister said Sunday, an agreement from which France's Total SA earlier withdrew over U.S. sanctions. The South Pars field...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. The Taliban met Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war 'dead' a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban met with a U.S. envoy in the Pakistani capital, a Taliban official said Saturday, the first such encounter since President Donald Trump announced a month ago that a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war was dead. The official offered...
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People walk past European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. A document read aloud in a Scottish court says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 04, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA,...
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In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, center, receives members of Taliban delegation at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China and Iran. (Pakistan Foreign Office via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 6:40 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Senior Afghan Taliban leaders and Pakistani officials on Thursday called for the resumption of talks on a peaceful resolution for the war in Afghanistan. The appeal, made during a rare Taliban visit to Islamabad, comes after months-long U.S.-Taliban negotiations collapsed in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo job seeker Cedric Edwards, center, shakes hands with recruiter Allen Lewis, left, during an Amazon job fair in Dallas. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in September. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 02, 2019 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added a modest 135,000 jobs in September, a private survey found, a sign that hiring is slowing as the trade war takes a toll on the economy and employers grow cautious. Payroll processor ADP says hiring has particularly slowed in mining, which actually cut 3,000...
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Wounded Afghans lie on a bed at a hospital after a bomb attacks in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
October 02, 2019 - 5:52 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan's capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a month ago. Taliban spokesman Suhail...
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Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 30, 2019 - 4:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian...
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European Commissioner designate for Trade Phil Hogan arrives for his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 30, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Irishman set to take over as the European Union's top trade official on Monday urged the United States not to launch an economically damaging tariff war with the bloc over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing. The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe illegally subsidized...
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European Commissioner nominated for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Laszlo Trocssnyi, left, is welcomed by European Parliament President David Sassoli before their meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 9:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers flexed their political muscle Monday, rejecting for a second time Hungary and Romania's nominees for two of the bloc's top posts amid concerns over possible conflicts of interest. The EU parliament's legal committee refused last week to recommend that Rovana...
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