Government policy

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., second from left, speaks to reporters as he stands with from left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 09, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The House has approved a bill to fund the Treasury Department, the IRS and other agencies for the next year as part of a Democratic strategy to reopen the government on a...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at the main entrance gate of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were "going very well!" (AP Photo/Oliver Zhang)
January 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were "going very well!" No details were immediately announced, but stocks rose after talks planned for two days were...
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January 09, 2019 - 3:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate of 7.9 percent but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns that it may not fall much lower. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Wednesday...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 8:46 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at a news conference in Seattle. Inslee, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, announced a proposal for a public health insurance option for Washington state residents, the latest action by a Democratic governor to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 08, 2019 - 4:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's governor and New York City's mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. Washington...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a cabinet meeting in Downing street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 08, 2019 - 2:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament narrowly approved financial roadblocks that are designed to make it more difficult for the country to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal, giving a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's government Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 303-296 to back a Finance Bill...
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People enter New York City Health Hospitals Gouverneur Health building, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will spend up to $100 million per year to expand health care coverage to people without health insurance including immigrants in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 08, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will spend up to $100 million per year to expand health care coverage to people without health insurance, including immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The plan involves expanding the city's existing public insurance...
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January 08, 2019 - 4:25 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's populist government has stepped in to help guarantee struggling Banca Carige SpA, bending to pressure despite the ruling 5-Star Movement's longtime anti-bank bailout rhetoric. In a statement, the government said it passed a decree late Monday that guarantees future bond issues...
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A sedan which is believed to carry North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves a train station with a convoy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a four-day trip to China, the North's state media reported Tuesday, in what's likely an effort by Kim to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could happen early this year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 08, 2019 - 3:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China's president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim's trip, announced earlier by...
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Deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish who is leading a U.S. trade delegation leaves from a hotel for a second day of meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world's two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for progress but neither indicating its stance has changed. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 08, 2019 - 3:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Talks between the U.S. and China on ending their tariff war were ending their second day Tuesday without word on whether they've made any progress, as an official newspaper warned not to push Beijing too hard. China is strong and has its own needs, said the Global Times, published by...
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