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Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit speaks during a press conference after a Thai court ordered to dissolved his political party in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Court in Thailand orders popular opposition party dissolved

Feb. 21, 2020 8:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader, charismatic 41-year-old Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The court also imposed a 10-year ban on the party's...

Thai court finds popular opposition political party broke election law by taking loan, orders it dissolved

Feb. 21, 2020 3:54 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai court finds popular opposition political party broke election law by taking loan, orders it dissolved.
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo Joseph M. Otting speaks after his swearing in ceremony as Comptroller of the Currency, at the Treasury Department in Washington. The Trump administration gave into public and banking industry pressure Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, announcing it would extend the comment period on its overhaul of a critical banking law by 30 days. The 30-day extension goes against what Otting told reporters and members of Congress last month that an extension on public comment period was not up for debate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump admin delays banking law overhaul by 30 days

Feb. 19, 2020 3:32 PM EST

The Trump administration gave into public and banking industry pressure Wednesday, announcing it would extend the comment period on its overhaul of a critical banking law by 30 days. The 30-day extension goes against what Joseph Otting, the Comptroller of the Currency, told reporters and members of Congress last...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Barclays CEO Jes Staley participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit at Union West on  in New York. Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Barclays chief executive Jes Staley disclosed full details of his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said Thursday Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

UK regulators probe Barclays CEO's link to Jeffrey Epstein

Feb. 13, 2020 6:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said Thursday that he deeply regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as the bank revealed that British financial regulators are investigating whether Staley had disclosed the full truth about his ties to the convicted sex offender. In a statement to...

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, left, talks with ranking member Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, right, during a hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A Trump Fed choice faces Senate scrutiny over policy views

Feb. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve will likely face skeptical questioning from a Senate committee Thursday over her unconventional economic views. Trump has nominated Judy Shelton for the Fed's Board of Governors, a position with significant influence over...

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, accompanied by members of the armed forces, speaks to his supporters outside Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Bukele has called on supporters to converge around the country's parliament after legislators refused to gather to vote on a $109 million loan to better equip the country's security forces. Top commanders of the country's police and military have expressed allegiance to the president during the standoff, while positioning security forces around the legislative building. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

El Salvador's Bukele says he'll obey high court on military

Feb. 11, 2020 5:20 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Nayib Bukele said Tuesday he will obey a Supreme Court order that he stop pressuring lawmakers to approve a $109 million loan he is seeking to bolster El Salvador’s fight against gangs, lowering tensions after military and police were deployed to the...

Armed Special Forces soldiers of the Salvadoran Army, following orders of President Nayib Bukele, enter congress upon the arrival of lawmakers, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Bukele has called on supporters to converge around the country's parliament after legislators refused to gather to vote on a $109 million loan to better equip the country's security forces. Top commanders of the country's police and military have expressed allegiance to the president during the standoff, while positioning security forces in and around the legislative building. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Concern in El Salvador after militarized standoff over funds

Feb. 10, 2020 5:31 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Lawmakers suspended work by commissions in congress Monday, including a treasury committee responsible for debating a $109 million security loan sought by President Nayib Bukele, a day after heavily armed troops and special forces were deployed in and around the building in...

Armed Special Forces soldiers of the Salvadoran Army, following orders of President Nayib Bukele, enter congress upon the arrival of lawmakers, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Bukele has called on supporters to converge around the country's parliament after legislators refused to gather to vote on a $109 million loan to better equip the country's security forces. Top commanders of the country's police and military have expressed allegiance to the president during the standoff, while positioning security forces in and around the legislative building. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

El Salvador standoff deepens over loan for security forces

Feb. 9, 2020 9:53 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele heeded his call to converge on the country's parliament Sunday after lawmakers refused to gather to vote on a $109 million loan to better equip the country’s security forces, sharply increasing tensions...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo the storefront window of a portrait studio is lit up along a downtown street at dusk in Lumberton, N.C. The Community Reinvestment Act has over past four decades spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in lending to low- and middle-income communities. Now, the Trump administration is proposing changes that some community advocates say will make it easier for banks to meet the law’s criteria without making the types of loans that are most beneficial to the communities they serve. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Advocates: Crucial bank law softened under Trump proposal

Jan. 29, 2020 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and disadvantaged, but critics argue the changes could make it easier for banks to potentially ignore the under-served, particularly communities of color. The...

Security officials wear face masks as they march in formation near Tiananmen Gate adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

Jan. 27, 2020 6:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announced they...