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China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's release

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:32am

China on Wednesday renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa.

Bank of England's Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:14am

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says he'd be inclined to back a stimulus package to shore up the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal.

Japan's Abe wants G-20 to unite on trade, Middle East

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:41am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Wednesday to seek a consensus on trade and other contentious issues when he chairs this week's summit of the Group of 20 countries in Osaka.

Czech government faces no-confidence vote over PM's scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:24am

The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a parliamentary no-confidence vote over European Union subsidies that were paid to his former business empire.

Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

Nasser Karimi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:24am

Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures.

European airports plan for net zero carbon emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:55am

An organization representing airports in 45 European countries said Wednesday that it aims to get airports to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supplies disrupted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:18am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Wednesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East.

Global shares mostly lower as investors look to G-20 meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:24am

Global shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments in trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week.

Bahrain conference: Peace critical for US plan for Mideast

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:19am

The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors said Wednesday in comments that pushed back on the U.S. insistence that the two must be separated.

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions, Iran crisis

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:33pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties.

Tribe's push to build casino spurs Carolinas political fight

Gary D. Robertson and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:13pm

Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf.

Graves of 30 US servicemen found on Pacific WWII battlefield

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:04pm

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:37pm

Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked documents that some say were deeply embarrassing to the government.

Time running short, showdown looms over border aid package

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:23pm

It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Utah announces medical marijuana board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:13pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed seven physicians for its medical marijuana Compassionate Use Board.

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Alex Barreira and Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:24pm

Japan has a plastic problem.

Lawsuit claims Grand America Hotel exploited immigrants

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:28pm

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay.

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:23pm

China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei.

Nielsen's top programs for June 17-23

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:18pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.