Government policy

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a joint press conference, in Berlin, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she plans to discuss with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson how Britain's exit from the European Union can be "as frictionless as possible." (Bernd Von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 3:33 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local): 11.00 a.m. A group of U.S. legislators has written Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning him that any trade deal with the United States is "highly unlikely" if the...
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South Korean police officers stand guard in front of Japanese embassy as a rally demanding the South Korean government to abolish the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, an intelligence-sharing agreement between South Korea and Japan, is held near the embassy, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it is canceling an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster mutual security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region...
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A currency trader walks near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 22, 2019 - 1:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, shipping containers are loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to "meet China halfway" and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 1:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has appealed to Washington to "meet each other halfway" and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger retaliation. A Ministry of Commerce spokesman warned Thursday new U.S. tariffs in a fight over trade and technology would "lead to...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, talk as they arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The German government sold 30-year bonds at a negative interest rate Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019, in a sign of the clouds over markets and future growth as well as increased expectations that more central bank stimulus is likely on the way.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine lending money to someone and having to pay for the privilege of doing so. Or being asked to invest and informed of how much money you'll lose. Sounds absurd, but increasingly that's the global bond market these days. A rising share of government and corporate bonds...
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August 21, 2019 - 10:36 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says two U.S. service members have been killed. A brief statement says the two were killed Wednesday and their names are being withheld until 24 hours after their next of kin are notified, in accordance with Pentagon policy...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan pauses during a news conference in Washington. The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government’s ability to hold families until their cases are decided. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 21, 2019 - 6:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. That's according to two DHS officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss regulations not made public...
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August 21, 2019 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor has charged a Russian citizen for crimes against the foreign trade law because he allegedly exported technology and chemicals to Russia that fall under an embargo. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe said Wednesday that Vladimir D., whose full name and age were not...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London. A key part of the divorce proposals between the EU and Britain centers on keeping the island of Ireland free of physical borders between EU-member Ireland and the Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
August 21, 2019 - 4:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson begins his high-stakes European tour Wednesday by traveling to Germany for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel as he seeks to persuade the European Union to reopen talks on Brexit. The meeting comes as positions on Britain's divorce from the EU...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's president has sent a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of the nation's sanctions-battered currency, the rial. Semi-official news agencies reported the news on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, saying President Hassan Rouhani sent the bill with urgency to the parliament to consider. Iran's rial has been hammered by the effects of increasing U.S. sanctions on the country. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
August 21, 2019 - 4:58 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's...
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