Summits

July 07, 2019 - 11:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African heads of state gathered in Niger's capital Sunday to launch a continentwide free trade area that represents an estimated market of $3.4 trillion. The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to create a single unified market for the continent's 1.3 billion people...
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July 04, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government ministers from some European Union nations sought Thursday to reassure their partners in the Western Balkans during a meeting in Poland that their aspirations to join the EU have full backing in the club, despite symptoms of a loss of momentum. German Minister of...
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Italy's David-Maria Sassoli applauds after being elected President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — In the end, the European Union's top jobs jamboree had a familiar old-time ring to it. Instead of embracing a transparent future, leaders of the 28 EU nations repeated the past as they retreated behind closed doors to divvy up a half-dozen jobs for politicians who will be the public...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Shares fell back in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump’s truce with China’s Xi Jinping on trade faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 03, 2019 - 4:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares roses in early European trading on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index hit another record high. Germany's DAX added 0.6% to 12,605.28 while the CAC 40 in Paris also climbed 0.6%, to 5,609.54. Britain's FTSE 100 picked up 0.5% to 7,598.88. U.S. shares looked set for gains ahead...
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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, June 30, 2019. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, have named current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the post of President of the European Commission. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 2:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says it's a "great honor, a privilege" to be named as the next president of the European Council and that he will do his utmost to live up to the expectations of the role...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. European Union leaders continued a third day of talks to seek a breakthrough in a diplomatic fight over who should be picked for a half dozen of jobs at top EU institutions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 02, 2019 - 9:33 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders huddled yet again Tuesday in an effort to overcome an embarrassing deadlock over nominating candidates to hold the bloc's key posts for at least the next five years. In one of the longest EU summits in recent years, the leaders are looking to name a new...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Most Asian stock markets have risen after Wall Street’s benchmark hit a new high following the latest U.S.-Chinese trade truce. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 02, 2019 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors moved on from the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Investors were encouraged Monday by the agreement between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China at a weekend meeting of the Group of...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Moon calls a recent U.S.-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries. (Han Sang-kyun/Yonhap via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 2:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Tuesday called a recent U.S.-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite skepticism by many experts that it's was a just made-for-TV moment that lacked any substance. During their impromptu...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 01, 2019 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose sharply Monday after President Donald Trump's meeting with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan raised hopes of progress in stalled trade talks between the two countries. The Trump-Xi meeting in Japan marked the first time the two leaders had met...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 1, 2019. European Union leaders continued a marathon session of talks on Monday desperately seeking a breakthrough in a diplomatic fight over who should be picked for a half dozen of jobs at the top of EU institutions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 01, 2019 - 7:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 1:25 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's worth spending a little more time to achieve as broad a consensus as possible on the European Union's future leadership. Merkel said after EU leaders put off their quest to...
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