Asian stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street fell and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 percent to 2,659.12 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1 percent to 25,907.26. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 percent to 21,803.62 and […]

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Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump’s tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Countries across the region, many of which have relied heavily on trade to grow their economies, […]

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Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she’s likely to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to […]

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China dismisses criticism about mass detentions at UN

GENEVA (AP) — China on Tuesday once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the United Nations that accusations of rights abuses from some countries were “politically driven.” At a U.N. review of the country’s human rights record, China characterized the far west region of Xinjiang as a former hotbed of extremism […]

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