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Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 5:23pm

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges.

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 4:44pm

Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall.

Officials: Global approach to digital tax is still on track

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:53pm

A global attempt by more than 120 countries to find a way to more fairly tax global internet giants is moving ahead despite individual countries' deciding to impose their own tax, says the head of the international organization leading the project.

Sanders calls on McConnell to end obstructionism

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:19pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday branded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as an obstructionist for blocking Democratic efforts to reduce gun violence, bolster election security and raise the federal minimum wage.

'Angel Has Fallen' tops box office with $21.3 million debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:05pm

"Angel Has Fallen" easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer.

Average US price of gas down 8 cents per gallon to $2.66

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:48am

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 8 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.66.

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:18am

Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview Sunday that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy.

US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:38am

U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north.

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Samantha Maldonado, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:24am

When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma.

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says 'there will be no meetings or negotiations' with US officials at G-7 summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:44am

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says 'there will be no meetings or negotiations' with US officials at G-7 summit.

Spokesman says that Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has landed at French city hosting G-7 summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:43am

Spokesman says that Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has landed at French city hosting G-7 summit.

Flight data show plane registered to Iranian government has landed in Biarritz, France, where G-7 leaders are gathered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:37am

Flight data show plane registered to Iranian government has landed in Biarritz, France, where G-7 leaders are gathered.

While Italian pols fight, finance minister tries to reassure

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:02am

Italy's economy minister tried to reassure financial markets and citizens as the nation's political leaders struggled Sunday to form a new government hoping to avoid early elections that could bring nationalist Matteo Salvini and his hard-right forces to power.

Best G-7 can do for global economy: just don't make it worse

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 6:09am

The global economy craves a double shot of confidence right now but the best that leaders of the Group of Seven can offer is a less intoxicating cocktail: not making things worse.

White House says Trump's only regret in China trade war is not 'raising the tariffs higher,' as allies press restraint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 5:28am

White House says Trump's only regret in China trade war is not 'raising the tariffs higher,' as allies press restraint.

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 4:33am

Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans Sunday to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.

Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:14am

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was "touch and go," as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement.

Desperate Zimbabweans use cell phone transfers to get cash

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:05am

After protests brought Zimbabwe's capital to a standstill earlier this month, Harare has returned to its normal bustle and Tedius Marara is back to his daily business: selling cash at a busy market.

German central bank chief warns against excessive pessimism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:02am

The head of Germany's central bank is warning against taking an overly pessimistic view of the economy, days after the bank cautioned that Europe's biggest economy could enter a recession in the current quarter.

The Latest: French, US officials talk tech tax at dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:24am

The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local):