Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday.
The Latest: Trump attacks Powell Fed after chairman's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 11 a.m. Reacting to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, President Donald Trump, who has relentlessly attacked Powell and the Fed for its rate policies, kept up his verbal assaults on Twitter: "As usual, the Fed did NOTHING!" Trump tweeted.
France says Brazil leader lied, escalating Amazon dispute
PARIS (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil.
China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.
Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S.
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy
HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago.
Israel blamed for hit on Iran-backed militia depot in Iraq
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment in the region.
Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded
JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said.
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling.
Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence, mainly on North Korea, is damaging mutual trust and vowed Friday to work closely with the U.S.
Poland search for trapped cavers now a recovery operation
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in Poland say they are turning their search operation for two spelunkers into a retrieval of bodies after the remains of one of them have been found in a narrow passage in a cave.
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.
As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach
WASHINGTON (AP) — As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face: Factories are slumping, many businesses are paralyzed, global growth is sputtering and the world's two mightiest economies are in the grip of a dangerous trade war.
Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment.
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot
TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever.
The Latest: Seoul will push to boost US military alliance
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on South Korea ending an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan (all times local): 3:20 p.m. South Korea says it will push to bolster its military alliance with the United States amid worries that its decision to terminate its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan would weaken the Seoul-Washington alliance.
Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature
TOKYO (AP) — The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.
New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby as debate rages
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who presides over New Zealand's parliament has been called a baby whisperer. He was in action again this week, gently rocking, bottle feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a lawmaker ranted about gas prices.
Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for power
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — 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.
US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America's longest war after earlier signaling they were close to a deal.
Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday, demanding they first be guaranteed safety and citizenship.
India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir
NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades.
UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military
BANGKOK (AP) — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a U.N.