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European Commissioner designate for Trade Phil Hogan arrives for his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Irishman set to take over as the European Union's top trade official says he hopes the United States and the bloc can accelerate trade talks and avoid a tit-for-tat tariff war over Airbus and Boeing. At a hearing by lawmakers Monday assessing his suitability to become next EU...
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses European Parliament members at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 10:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that stimulus measures including negative interest rates will have to stay in place longer if governments do not step up spending to help growth. Draghi was quoted Monday by the Financial Times as saying: "Our policies will...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign stop at the Carson City Community Center Gymnasium in Carson City, Nev. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has announced an "income inequality" plan calling for tax increases on companies that pay CEOs far more than their workers' median salaries. The Vermont senator's proposal, unveiled Monday, would raise taxes 0.5 percentage points on...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, shakes hands with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne, left, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 11:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister says no European Union member including Hungary and Poland is directly opposing linking the bloc's financial framework to performance on the rule of law in member countries — a proposal that has so far been fiercely opposed in Budapest and Warsaw. Antti...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Democratic impeachment inquiry may give Trump extra motivation to end his trade war with China, claim credit for a policy victory and divert a little attention from a congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine. But the partisan wrangling will complicate Trump's ambitious trade agenda overall, including his push to win congressional approval for a revamped North American trade agreement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 29, 2019 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert...
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Protestors shield behind umbrellas as they prepare to face off with police in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Riot police fired tear gas Sunday after a large crowd of protesters at a Hong Kong shopping district ignored warnings to disperse in a second straight day of clashes, sparking fears of more violence ahead of China's National Day. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 29, 2019 - 6:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Thousands of people have marched in Taiwan in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. Spurred by anti-China cries from loudspeakers, demonstrators took to the streets of Taipei, the capital, on Sunday despite...
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FILE - In this file photo provided by the U.S.Air Force, taken July 26, 2017, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several large military construction projects slated for the strategically important Pacific outpost of Guam. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to modernize important munitions storage for the Air Force. About 7% of the funds for the $3.6 billion wall are being diverted from eight projects in U.S. territory. (U.S. Air Force by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger via The AP, File)
September 28, 2019 - 9:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to...
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Visitors take photos with their smart phones of an installation depicting a heart shape Chinese national flag in Shanghai, China, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. China will mark its 70th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo)
September 27, 2019 - 7:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at U.S. economic policies and proudly pronounced itself "a country that is open and on the move." With...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Stock trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Technology companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Friday afternoon as investors worry about the potential for another escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The selling, which reversed an early gain, followed a report by Bloomberg saying that the Trump administration...
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September 27, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are demanding answers from the White House about its moves ordering the Pentagon and the State department to withhold almost $400 million in aid to Ukraine. The chairs of the Appropriations and Budget committee made the request in a letter to Acting...
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