International agreements

Pedestrians walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 07, 2018 - 12:59 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Chinese telecommunications executive was to appear in court Friday to seek bail, the latest development in a surprising legal wrangle that raises doubts about whether a U.S.-China trade cease-fire can hold. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a young child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 said he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark U.N. migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is to be formally...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday following a sell-off in overseas markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 06, 2018 - 1:51 pm
U.S. stocks tumbled again Thursday, knocking 400 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to cause another flare-up in tensions between Washington and Beijing. China criticized the arrest but also expressed confidence that it can...
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General view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 06, 2018 - 12:39 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on OPEC's meeting on whether to cut oil production and support energy prices (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says OPEC nations have not yet been able to decide upon a possible production cut and is expressing skepticism about when an agreement...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, a worker looks at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The international Red Cross says it will oversee the implementation of an agreement between Yemen's warring sides to carry out a prisoner exchange,...
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Visitors pay their respects to the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 06, 2018 - 7:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest Thursday in Texas. More than 11,000 people paid their respects to Bush as his casket lay in repose all night at a Houston...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a young child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 said he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 7:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark United Nations migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is set to...
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Attendees to George H.W. Bush's funeral viewing at the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library in Odessa, Texas, look on as a military honor guard delivers Bush's casket to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 7:11 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the...
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People stand in front of the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 06, 2018 - 5:59 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on OPEC's meeting on whether to cut oil production and support energy prices (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Iraq's oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement that will help stabilize the price of crude. Thamir...
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An investor reacts near boards displaying stock market prices in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Asian stock prices skidded Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could derail progress in China-U.S. trade talks.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 06, 2018 - 5:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Thursday it will promptly carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington and is confident they can reach a trade agreement, suggesting Beijing wants to avoid disruptions due to the arrest of a tech executive. Talks during the 90 day period during which...
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