Trump's campaign insults complicate Merkel's visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump wanted a close working relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he had a funny way of showing it during his presidential campaign.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Attack near Red Sea strait kills 31, mostly Somali migrants

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen's coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait that killed 31 people, a U.N. agency and a Yemeni medical official said Friday.

  • Written by AHMED AL-HAJ and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

China plans 1st structure on disputed South China Sea shoal

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, in a move likely to renew concerns over Beijing's robust assertions of its claims in the strategically crucial waterbody.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN , Associated Press

US and global partners wrestle over trade stance

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH , AP Business Writer