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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:46am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Italy moves toward populist government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:40am

Italy's president has convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League for consultations that could lead to the first populist government in the eurozone's third largest economy.

UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:36am

The British Parliament's foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for "turning a blind eye" to the role London's financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy.

Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:20am

Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty.

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:18am

International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption.

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:42am

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training.

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:42am

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training.

Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:10pm

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:17pm

Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty.

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:39pm

Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding.

NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:54pm

The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:52pm

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:14pm

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

Civil rights icon, Trump critic speak at BU commencement

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:05pm

A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump offered Boston University graduates some choice words on America's cultural rifts.

International military company to be based in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:50pm

A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters.

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:27pm

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:25am

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:12am

A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:00am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran.

Insider Q&A: Should investors worry about 'peak earnings?'

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:02am

Speaking about a peak suddenly made stocks weak.