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The Latest: Markets steady ahead of Fed rate announcement

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:00:07 +0000)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. Financial markets are steady as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Dow and S&P 500 futures are flat and European indexes are mixed. Britain’s FTSE 100 is down 0.1 percent […]

China Times: Can Taiwan wield the same influence as Singapore?

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:52:38 +0000)

The historical summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held on June 12 in Singapore has proven that a small country can also exercise great influence on the international stage. The Trump-Kim summit can be viewed as the most important meeting in the world in a decade, and the choice […]

Opponents criticize Greece-Macedonia name deal

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:45:23 +0000)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s main opposition party is criticizing a deal reached between Greece and Macedonia to end a decades-long dispute over the latter’s name, describing it as “deeply problematic.” Conservative New Democracy party head Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on Greece’s president Wednesday to intervene so the deal can be debated in […]

Nevada primary tees up battleground governor, Senate races

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:00:11 +0000)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters delivered easy primary election wins Tuesday to Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent Jacky Rosen while teeing up a November battle for the governor’s mansion between the chairman of a powerful Las Vegas-area council and the state attorney general. Steve Sisolak, who had the backing of former […]

Italy accepts 900 migrants but 600 more continue onto Spain

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:49:35 +0000)

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy’s new anti-migrant government is still taking in some asylum-seekers but is forcing the rest of Europe to accept others. Crew aboard the Diciotti began disembarking passengers in Catania’s port early Wednesday. At the […]

Suspect in Paris hostage-taking placed in psychiatric unit

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:48:43 +0000)

PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says the suspect in a hostage-taking in central Paris has been transferred overnight to a psychiatric unit. The official spoke anonymously Wednesday because he was not allowed to discuss an ongoing investigation. A four-hour hostage standoff ended Tuesday after police arrested the armed suspect, a 26-year-old man born […]

The Latest: SKorea still trying to parse Trump's drill stop

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:47:56 +0000)

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A spokesman of South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Washington and Seoul need to consider a “variety of ways to further facilitate dialogue” while they are engaged in nuclear negotiations with […]

The Latest: Italy summons French ambassador in migrant spat

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:46:57 +0000)

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Italy has summoned the French ambassador for consultations after French President Emmanuel Macron criticized what he called Italy’s cynicism and irresponsibility in turning away a migrant rescue ship with more than 600 people aboard. A statement from […]

Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP primary race

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:46:08 +0000)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will […]

Asian shares drop as eyes turn to central bank meetings

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:45:08 +0000)

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Wednesday after a muted market response to the Trump-Kim summit. Investors have now turned their eyes to the trio of this week’s central bank meetings. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.4 percent to finish at 22,966.38. South Korea’s Kospi was down by less than 0.1 […]

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