The nation's largest retail trade group says that it would be unrealistic for U.S. retailers to exit China. The National Retail Federation made its comment in response to President Donald Trump's call Friday for U.S. businesses with operations in China to look for alternatives, as trade tensions between the world's two largest economies intensified. The NRF noted its members have been diversifying their supply chains for years but finding alternatives to China would be costly and take years.
Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 11:29am
President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.
Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 11:22am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last.
Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 10:42am
A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 10:40am
Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib province for the first time since 2012, the Syrian army and a war monitoring group said Friday.
Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods.
Aritz Parra, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 10:20am
Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa.
Qassim Abdul-zahra and Lolita Baldor, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 10:04am
An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran.
Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 9:58am
He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people this year.
Monika Scislowska, Associated Press | Updated Aug 23rd - 9:58am
A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds.
Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago.