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Trump touches off storm in India with Kashmir mediation offer

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NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi never asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan their dispute over the Kashmir region, the government said on Tuesday, after Trump's comments set off a storm of criticism.

Trump, Pakistan's Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump voiced optimism on Monday that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and held out the possibility of restoring aid to Islamabad. | Video

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks led higher by tech on trade optimism; oil rises

* Media report puts 25 bps Fed rate cut expectations back in play (Updates to late afternoon)

European stocks end quiet trading session barely up

European shares ended flat on Monday as a summer lull hit trading volumes at the start of a pivotal week that will see the European Central Bank meet over monetary policy and a deluge of corporate earnings reports.

Jul 22 2019

US STOCKS-Wall Street mixed ahead of major earnings, key central bank meetings

* U.S. trade negotiators likely to visit China next week -SCMP

Stock Quote, Markets Jul 22 2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks gain ground on trade optimism; oil climbs

* Media report puts 25 bps Fed rate cut expectations back in play (Updates to U.S. market open, changes dateline, byline)

US STOCKS-Wall Street gains as earnings season gathers steam

* U.S. trade negotiators likely to visit China next week - SCMP

Stock Quote, Markets Jul 22 2019

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher as earnings season gathers steam

* US trade negotiators likely to visit China next week - SCMP

Stock Quote, Markets Jul 22 2019

Chinese companies looking to buy U.S. farm products: Xinhua

BEIJING Some Chinese companies are seeking new purchases of U.S. agricultural products, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday, citing authorities, as Beijing and Washington look for ways to end a protracted trade war.

Jul 21 2019