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China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:49am

China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington.

The Latest: UK starts program to register EU citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:54am

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

EU's Vestager, Silicon Valley nemesis, doesn't shy from tech

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:54am

The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has made her name challenging Silicon Valley tech companies. But the Danish politician isn't exactly a Luddite when it comes to using technology herself.

EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:49am

Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.

Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:41am

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to unveil her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock — and it's expected to look a lot like the old plan decisively rejected by Parliament last week.

Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:28am

German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany.

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:23am

The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China.

Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:11am

Qatar has announced that it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support the Mediterranean country's struggling economy.

France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:06am

Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef.

Shares mixed as China says 2018 growth slowest since '90

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:33pm

World shares are mixed after China reported that its economy expanded at a 6.6 percent annual pace in 2018, its slowest pace since the slump that followed the crackdown on protests centered on Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:17pm

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.

Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:23pm

An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured.

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:12pm

Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China's economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year.

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:16pm

China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington.

China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:06pm

China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war.

Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday.

Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:39pm

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:03pm

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail.