Asian shares rise despite Trump’s latest talk on tariffs
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets clocked more gains Tuesday ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 summit this week, despite President Donald Trump's comments that it's "highly unlikely" he'll hold off on raising tariffs as Beijing requested.
Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face
WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Donald Trump tell it, he was made for a moment like this: A high-stakes face-off. A ticking clock. A cagey adversary.
The man who calls himself a supreme dealmaker will have the opportunity this week to put himself to the test. The question is whether he can defuse a trade war with China that is shaking financial markets and threatening the global economy — and perhaps achieve something approximating a breakthrough.
AP Interview: Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he is someone "that they have to deal with."
The Latest: France shrugs off Saudi prince’s presence at G20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):
France appears to be shrugging off concerns about the Saudi crown prince's presence at a Group of 20 summit next week, despite global concern over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Report: Saudi crown prince to attend G-20 summit
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will attend the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires later this month, Saudi media reported Monday.
It would be the crown prince's first trip abroad after the Oct. 2 slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, and would bring him face to face with world leaders from the U.S., Turkey, Canada and European countries, among others.
Correction: Argentina-G20-Security story
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story Nov. 15 about bombings in Argentina, The Associated Press misspelled the police chief's family name as Roncaglica. It is Roncaglia.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Argentina detains 12 in bomb attacks ahead of G20
Argentine officials say they've arrested 12 presumed anarchists in connection with two homemade bomb attacks two weeks before world leaders gather in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit
Uruguay’s Senate Oks law for entry of US planes, personnel
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's Senate approved a law Thursday allowing U.S. aircraft, military personnel and civilians into the South American country to help provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina.
Correction: Uruguay-G20 Summit-US story
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Uruguayan lawmakers had given final approval to a measure allowing U.S. troops to enter Uruguay for G20 security duties. Amendments in the lower house mean the measure requires final re-approval by the Senate.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Uruguay lawmakers OK entry of US planes, soldiers for summit
The Latest: Trump pays tribute to Americans who died in WWI
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Paris. (all times local):
President Donald Trump paid tribute to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I during what he called "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power.
Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit at French request
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Wednesday that Russia and the United States have agreed not to hold a summit in Paris to avoid diverting attention from weekend commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of World War I's end.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump expect to see each other briefly but won't have a full-scale meeting during the centenary Armistice Day events, Kremlin foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said.
White House: Trump Colombia trip is off, still attending G20
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has for a second time called off a planned trip to Colombia.
The White House said Friday that Trump's schedule "will not allow him" to visit the South American ally later this year. It did not specify what the scheduling problem was.
Trump had been scheduled to visit Colombia in conjunction with a trip to the Group of 20 summit in Argentina later this year. He still plans to attend the G20 meetings.
The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China and President Donald Trump (all times local):
2:50 a.m. Saturday
President Donald Trump says he will meet his Chinese counterpart alongside the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina as they look to curb a burgeoning trade war.
Trump says he will have dinner with President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) of China at the summit of industrial and emerging market nations in what would be their first meeting since both countries imposed escalating rounds of tariffs on goods.
African leaders meet in Germany at development summit
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel met with a group of African leaders, international organizations and corporate heads Tuesday to promote a program launched during Germany's Group of 20 presidency last year to encourage private investment in Africa.
World markets claw back losses on possible Trump-Xi meet
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock indexes rose Friday after their recent sharp declines on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will meet at the Group of 20 summit next month.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House had informed officials in Beijing that it would go ahead with a meeting in Argentina.
Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo added to a chorus of criticism Friday over trade friction between the U.S. and China, telling financial leaders gathered in Bali, Indonesia, that victory in a trade war would be pointless in a "sinking world."
Legislators, sex abuse victims push for new laws
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of abuse victims joined a group of 20 lawmakers in calling for Rhode Island's legislative leaders to extend the time limit for filing child abuse lawsuits.
The news conference in Providence on Monday demanded a vote on legislation that would extend the time limit for filing suits to 35 years from seven years. The demonstrators also called on Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to open a grand jury investigation of the Catholic Church's Providence Diocese.
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world have started the new week on a flat note as trade tensions hogged the headlines following a weekend meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 industrial nations. Trade issues are likely to dominate the week though a raft of U.S. corporate earnings statements could well provide some distraction for investors.
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SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further.
The two-day meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 nations came as the United States clashes with China and other nations over trade, with the nations imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of the other's goods.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mnuchin said he can't comment on why the U.S. president made the comments but he doesn't think they were a mistake.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring ways to help farmers and other specific industries that have been affected.
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburg police say authorities in Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland are conducting raids as part of an investigation into the riots that accompanied last year's Group of 20 summit in the German city.
Police gave few details of the raids that started early Tuesday. They said that, in France, authorities are looking for a male suspect in the riots for whom a European arrest warrant has been issued.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Washington's position on the nuclear deal with Iran.
The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face "the strongest sanctions in history."
The Latest: Global leaders fear rising trade tensions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times local)
Global finance ministers see rising trade tensions between the United States and China as a major threat facing the world economy.
BERLIN (AP) — An international corruption watchdog group says two years after the Panama Papers revealed how the rich have stashed wealth in shell companies, the world's Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have made only slow progress improving the legal tools to ensure transparency.
Transparency International said Thursday that 11 G-20 countries still have "weak" or "average" frameworks to fight financial secrecy.
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets have started the new week on a soft note, weighed down by worries about a trade war.
KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 1.2 percent at 7,078 while Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 12,314. France's CAC-40 was 0.5 percent lower at 5,255. U.S. stocks were poised for a soft opening, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures 0.5 percent lower.
Police: Homeless man attacked on train by group of 20 to 30
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say a homeless man suffered injuries after a group of 20 to 30 people attacked him while he was on a train, and two teenagers have been taken into custody.
Police say the 29-year-old man was on a northbound A-train around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he was attacked as it approached the Columbus Circle station in Manhattan. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries.
German given 3½ year sentence over Hamburg G20 riot
BERLIN (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for throwing a bottle at police officers during the riots that accompanied last year's Group of 20 summit in Hamburg — the highest sentence yet over the disturbances.
20 Dems ask Tillerson to support new elections in Honduras
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 20 Democratic legislators asked Thursday the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support a repetition of the presidential elections held last month in Honduras, given the irregularities found by the Organization of American States.
"Thus far, the State Department's response to events in Honduras has been inadequate", reads a letter sent to Tillerson by the 20 members of Congress and shared with reporters by Rep. Norma Torres, a Democrat from California.
German police stage raids in probe of G20 summit violence
BERLIN (AP) — German police have searched the apartments of 22 people suspected of involvement in the rioting that accompanied the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Hamburg in July.
Hamburg police chief Ralf Martin Meyer said Tuesday that they are suspected of being part of a group of anti-G-20 rioters who threw stones and other objects at police. They face an investigation into suspected breach of the peace.
Border Patrol: 20 men caught with marijuana
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Border Patrol in Yuma says a group of 20 men was smuggling marijuana Tuesday when agents caught up to them.
The men were from Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua and were carrying over 300 pounds of pot through the southern Arizona desert west of Gila Bend.
The Border Patrol says the men were headed toward Interstate 8, a commonly used corridor for smuggling.
Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
BERLIN (AP) — A group representing German insurers says the rioting that accompanied the Group of 20 summit earlier this month could cost insurance companies up to 12 million euros ($13.8 million).
Host city Hamburg saw three nights of violence amid anti-globalization protests as leaders of the world's biggest economic powers met July 7-8.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister called Monday for better exchange of information on violent extremists in the European Union following the riots that accompanied the Group of 20 summit.
Hamburg saw three nights of violence amid anti-globalization protests as leaders of the world's biggest economic powers met. Police arrested 186 and temporarily detained a further 225 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending a decision to have his daughter briefly sit in for him at a table with world leaders at an international summit.
A Russian delegate tweeted a photo of Ivanka Trump in her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, sparking criticism from those who felt the move was inappropriate.
But German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed it off, saying it was perfectly normal.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Anti-globalization activists rioted for a third consecutive night in Hamburg early Sunday even after Group of 20 leaders had already left the port city in northern Germany.
Police again used water cannon trucks against rioters attacking them with iron rods and pavement stones. They arrested 186 protesters and temporarily detained another 225 people. Officials say 476 officers have been injured in the violence since Thursday. The number of injured protesters wasn't clear.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.
The Group of 20 summit that ended Saturday in Hamburg also revealed tensions on trade, as the U.S. administration and international partners forged a deal that endorsed open markets but acknowledged countries had a right to put up barriers to block unfair practices
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Why, yes, that was Ivanka Trump briefly filling her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit, an international gathering that turned out to be quite the family affair for the Trumps.
The president's daughter attracted particular attention after a member of the Russian delegation tweeted a photograph of her sitting in her father's chair during an official summit event on Saturday.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Saturday, hours after masked rioters clashed with police, burned cars and looted businesses.
Marching on a route close to where some of the worst violence unfolded overnight, protesters chanted, sang, danced and played music as world leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in the German port city.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local):
French President Emmanuel Macron says he harbors the hope of convincing President Donald Trump to bring the United States back into the Paris climate accord.
Speaking at the close of the G-20 summit on Saturday, the French leader said he plans to hold a climate summit in December to mobilize public and private financing two years after the Paris agreement was adopted.
Key points from the G20 summit of world leaders
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the Group of 20 rich and developing countries spent two days trying to come up with common positions on climate change, trade and migration at their summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Implementation depends on the will of national governments to take action, and compliance isn't perfect. But a common statement of purpose sets the tone for policy and enables peer pressure.
Here's a look at what the leaders did — and didn't — agree on:
Raw: Police Use Water to Disperse G20 Protesters
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support.
Ivanka Trump joined World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the Group of 20 world leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, to launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Talks on global trade at the Group of 20 summit proved very difficult and differences on climate change also were clear, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, as police and protesters clashed throughout the day in the summit's host city of Hamburg.
Merkel told leaders of the G-20 economic powers that they must be prepared to make compromises as she worked toward a summit outcome that everyone present could accept.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local):
Leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, have been served local delicacies at a festive dinner at the northern port city's philharmonic following a concert with music by Beethoven.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump was on the fringes at the Group of 20 summit — in the leaders' group photo, that is.
Trump's position as an outlier was merely a matter of protocol based on seniority. Pride of place goes to the so-called G-20 troika, consisting of current host German Chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by the hosts of the next meeting, Argentine leader Mauricio Macri, and the last one, Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A guide to what’s up at the Group of 20 summit
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — An assertive U.S. president willing to tear up existing deals. Clashing positions over trade and climate change. North Korea launching a long-range missile. A global economy that's growing but leaves many people out.
A lot is on the table at this year's summit of world leaders from the Group of 20, a group of countries that make up over 80 percent of the global economy.