US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...


Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music

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TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years, under a revamped strategy to strengthen both hardware and creative content. Sony also plans to buy for $2.3 billion a 60...


Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

North Korea Nuclear Site

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site...


Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Australia Church Abuse

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against...


An old CIA memo provides rare proof of abuses by Brazil's dictatorship

Special to The Washington Post. From 1964 to 1985, Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship that tortured and murdered dissidents in the name of fending off communism. The generals who ran the country have long denied the use of such brutal tactics, but a newly unearthed CIA memo reveals that...


Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.2 percent to 3,208.20 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 6,039.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 edged up...


Syrian government declares capital fully under its control


BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The gains...


Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - The four candidates to be president of Mexico called each other liars and hypocrites. They slung demeaning nicknames. They lobbed accusations about each other’s alleged corruption and pampered families. But if there was one thing that the candidates...


Trump to meet South Korea's Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on North Korea

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Tuesday amid signs that his close partnership with Seoul in brokering a historic nuclear deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is faltering. Moon’s top aides presented Trump...


Giuseppe Conte, a political novice, is on the verge of becoming Italy's prime minister

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - Giuseppe Conte is a lawyer with an established academic reputation but a name virtually unknown in Italian politics. Now, he’s on the verge of becoming this country’s leader. Italy has been waiting for a new government since March elections failed to produce a...


Trump administration moves to tighten squeeze on Venezuelan government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday barred Americans from a risky but potentially lucrative type of financial transaction with Venezuela’s state-owned companies as it condemned the reelection of President Nicolás Maduro as a sham. An executive order signed...

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