BEIJING (AP) - China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a technology executive waited to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a conference in Shanghai.
PARIS (AP) - The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, speaking Tuesday to broadcaster BFM-TV.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has confirmed a recent ballistic missile test that was condemned by the United States. The semi-official Fars news agency on Tuesday quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying the test was an "important one." Hajizadeh, who leads the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, said the American outcry "indicates that the test was very important to them."
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A British Brexit minister says that Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking European Union guarantees that the U.K. will not become a prisoner of parts of the agreement. British lawmakers fear that Britain will be bound by the so-called backstop, a safeguard meant to ensure that goods flow freely between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Brexit.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May launched her fight to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals.
BEIJING (AP) - China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. Day two of the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday comes a day after 164 countries adopted by acclamation the Global Compact on Migration, but with the notable absence of some countries including the United States.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday's attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate have both carried out attacks in the capital.
PARIS (AP) - The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the nation, Macron said: "We probably have not been able for a year-and-a-half to bring quick enough and strong enough responses."
PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners - and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words." It may not be enough.