French wine exporters in a 'total fog' ahead of Brexit

PARIS (AP) — French wine and spirits exporters say they are in a "total fog" over Brexit. With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the ...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by...

Economists: Hard Brexit would hit German auto industry hard

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A no-deal Brexit could affect more than 100,000 jobs in Germany, and regions of the country with Volkswagen and BMW factories would be among those worst hit, according to eco...

Asian stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks between American and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. Markets in C...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of next round of US-China talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopeni...

Lessons for Brexit from Norway's hard border with Sweden

ORJE, Norway (AP) — While many border posts in Europe have vanished, Norway's hard border with the European Union member Sweden is clearly visible, with cameras, license-plate recognition systems and ...

US refiner Citgo emerges as key to Venezuela's power battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and dozens of other countries may have declared that Nicolas Maduro is no longer the legitimate president of Venezuela, but that has not loosened his grip on power. Maduro sti...

S&P 500 set for another down week as January's rally fizzles

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dipped in early trading Friday to join a worldwide drift lower as concerns remain high about global trade and the strength of the economy. The S&P 500...

Kosovo: Serbia not recognizing its borders threatens peace

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's government says recent comments from Serbia's president not recognizing its borders threaten peace and security. A statement Friday said Serbian Pres...

Asian stocks fall after Trump says no plans for Xi meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn’t plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before a tariffs truce ends in March. Japan’s ...

Asian stocks fall after Trump says no plans for Xi meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before a tariffs truce ends in March. Japan's Nik...

Long lines to buy meat illustrate Iran's economic woes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the frigid air of a Tehran winter, a mother of two stands in a long line of shoppers waiting for the chance to buy discounted meat at a store supported by Iran's government. ...

Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules

NEW YORK (AP) — A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. One of the pup...

Estonia extradites to US man suspected of heroin trafficking

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has extradited to the United States a man suspected of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the New York area and using the profits to fund the Taliban. ...

EU slashes its forecasts for eurozone economic growth

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials have slashed their growth forecast for the 19 countries that use the euro, saying even the reduced estimate was vulnerable to "large uncertainty" from slowing ...