Government policy

In this photo released by the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Rouhani reiterated a threat that Tehran would take additional steps away from the 2015 nuclear accord on Friday and accelerate its nuclear activities if Europe fails to provide a solution, calling it Iran's third, "most important step" away from the deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 2:09 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, packets of raw soybeans are placed on a table at a U.S. soybean company's booth at the international soybean exhibition in Shanghai, China. China has announced some U.S. industrial chemicals will be exempt from tariff hikes imposed in a trade war with Washington but maintained penalties on soybeans, pork and other farm goods. The Ministry of Finance's announcement Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 came ahead of October talks aimed at ending the fight over trade and technology that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 12:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington but kept in place higher duties on soybeans and other major U.S. exports ahead of negotiations next month. The move adds to suggestions both...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. Trump says he fired national security adviser John Bolton, says they 'disagreed strongly' on many issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 10, 2019 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's firing of national security adviser John Bolton (all times local): 4:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has abruptly forced out John Bolton, the hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a speech at the London Lecture series at Kansas State University Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 10, 2019 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is stepping up its campaign to get other nations to boost pressure on Iran as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations this month. The administration says the world should take action on Iran's non-compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal amid new...
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In this Spet. 9, 2019, photo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. Trump administration officials are coming before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage finance companies that nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years ago and were bailed out at cost to taxpayers of $187 billion. Treasury Mnuchin and Housing and HUD Secretary Ben Carson are testifying Sept. 10 before the Senate Banking Committee on the plan for returning Fannie and Freddie to private ownership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 10, 2019 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The giant mortgage finance companies nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years ago and were bailed out at a cost to taxpayers of $187...
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People stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 10, 2019 - 1:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3% to 5,569.68 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell 0.3% to 12,193.09. Britain's FTSE 100 inched down 0.1% to 7,228.18...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Ma is stepping down as chairman at a time when its industry faces rapid change and uncertainty amid a U.S.-Chinese trade war. Ma gave up his post on his 55th birthday as part of a succession announced a year earlier. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 09, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who helped launch China's online retailing boom, stepped down as chairman of the world's biggest e-commerce company Tuesday at a time when its fast-changing industry faces uncertainty amid a U.S.-Chinese tariff war. Ma, one of China's wealthiest and...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte shakes hands with Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after addressing parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The 5-Stars-PD alliance was the unexpected result of Italy's mid-summer crisis, which began when the League's Matteo Salvini, then the powerful interior minister and deputy premier, pulled the plug on the coalition hoping to trigger snap elections and win the premiership.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 09, 2019 - 11:23 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte pitched lawmakers for support Monday ahead of crucial confidence votes on his 4-day-old, left-tilting coalition government while fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 08, 2019 - 8:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as the week started with a mix of economic data for the region and the U.S. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in early trading to 21,294.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up nearly 0.1% to 6,652.20. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6% to 2,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 07, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling sharply as the two sides prepare for more negotiations with no sign of progress toward ending a worsening tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of U.S. goods fell 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion...
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