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Children wave Tunisian flags as supporters of independent Tunisian Presidential candidate Kais Saied attend a rally on the last day of campaigning before the second round of the presidential elections, in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
October 13, 2019 - 12:03 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are voting for president in an unusual contest pitting a populist tycoon who just got out of jail against a law professor backed by resurgent Islamists. The winner of Sunday's runoff vote will inherit a North African country struggling to overcome corruption,...
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October 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure...
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Anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Protests started last week after Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno ended fuel subsidies. The disturbances have spread from transport workers to students and then to indigenous demonstrators. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on Ecuador's political crisis (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Indigenous leaders of protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week say they are willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the crisis. The...
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CORRECTS POSITION - People watch a televised debate between presidential candidates Kais Saied, left, and Nabil Karoui, on the last day of campaigning before the second round of the presidential elections, in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
October 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A media mogul and a former law professor who are vying to be Tunisia's next president sparred during a televised debate over how to fight terrorism and poverty — and then they cordially shook hands. Tunisian voters celebrated the handshake as a sign that the democracy built on...
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FILE - This April 22, 2005, file photo, shows logos for MasterCard and Visa credit cards at the entrance of a New York coffee shop. Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook’s Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 12, 2019 - 5:05 am
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only...
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President Donald Trump receives a letter presented to him by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 12, 2019 - 12:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump receives a letter presented to him by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 12, 2019 - 12:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. President Donald Trump...
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He accompanied by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, greets the media before a minister-level trade meetings at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 11, 2019 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 3:59 p.m. The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products as the world's two...
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October 11, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Stocks closed sharply higher Friday as the U.S. and China reached a partial deal on trade and said they would continue negotiating. President Donald Trump agreed to suspend an increase in tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods due to kick in Oct. 15. In exchange, China agreed to boost purchases...
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