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Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia pledge to open borders

Oct. 10, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania have pledged to lift barriers to free trade and travel between the three Balkan countries as they all seek entry into the European Union. Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic, North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Albania Prime...

Mexico's 'AMLO' lobbies US Democrats on ratifying trade deal

Oct. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other top officials met Tuesday in Mexico City with a U.S. congressional delegation to lobby for U.S. approval of a pending trade agreement between the two countries and Canada. López Obrador said he expressed the same sentiment in...

Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal

Oct. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence's remarks came during a speech to several hundred people at a Tyson...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump mistruths on Ukraine, impeachment fight

Sep. 30, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts. A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President...

Could Washington's impeachment drama spark China trade deal?

Sep. 29, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert some...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions on Ukraine, whistleblower

Sep. 28, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts. A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President...

Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

Sep. 25, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But the deal does not address autos, a key sticking point during months of contentious negotiations, and President Donald Trump...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misstates NAFTA impact on US job losses

Sep. 24, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attributing too many job losses to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump called for significant changes in international trade and criticized NAFTA as unduly harming American factory workers, saying it led...

Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Sep. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's prime minister has promised to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that any notion of American firms buying parts of the U.K.'s beloved, state-funded health service will be off the table in future trade negotiations, and that the United States will have to open its markets to British...