Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'


President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26.


Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot

Russia Soccer WCup Japan

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites. Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in its opening match to become the first...


The Latest: Iran says OPEC won't take direction from Trump

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Iran’s oil minister is insisting that OPEC’s place is not to take instructions from U.S. President Donald Trump but is leaving open Tehran’s position on an increase in production. The cartel’s largest...


Global stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

China Financial Markets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors remained wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs. Some markets rebounded slightly but were unable to recoup their heavy losses for the...


Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government’s borrowing rates....


Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Britain Airbus

LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations — a warning that caused alarm Friday among business leaders concerned about the pace of discussions ahead of next year’s exit. The company,...


EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

Tariffs Whiskey

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. The goods targeted include typical American products like bourbon, peanut butter, and orange juice, in a...


OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says officials from major crude-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are meeting Friday in Vienna for what could be a difficult...


Malaysia names new central bank governor

Malaysia Central Bank

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah’s appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1...

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