Government policy

FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, is greeted by North Korean Director of the United Front Department Kim Yong Chol, center, and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second from right, as he arrives at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. Ri called Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations. Ri issued crude insults against Pompeo on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 to protest what he called Pompeo’s recently reported comments that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it denuclearizes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
August 22, 2019 - 9:24 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister on Friday called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang. The North's blistering rhetoric may dim the prospect for...
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August 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says its players will be banned from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League because of recent U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuela. MLB said Thursday in a statement that it has been "in contact with the relevant government agencies" about how to...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PROLE, Iowa (AP) — As the U.S. economy flashes recession warning signs, Democratic presidential candidates are leveling preemptive blame on President Donald Trump. They argue that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies are prompting gloomy economic forecasts. Yet they're also straining to...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, protesters assembled by a majority Jewish group called Never Again Is Now walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall in Philadelphia. A fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration's immigration policies. Activists in recent weeks have held fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island and a sit-in that...
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The sun rises next to the European Central Bank at the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, early Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 22, 2019 - 6:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing a broad package of stimulus measures including an interest rate cut and new bond purchases to counter worries that economic growth is slowing more than expected amid U.S.-China trade tensions. The written account of the July 25 policy...
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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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