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In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Ibrahim Elbadawi, Sudan's interim minister of finance, speaks in an interview in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan is moving forward with an ambitious economic plan that will slash subsidies and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, Elbadawi said. (AP Photo)

Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge

Jan. 29, 2020 6:41 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan hopes to cut fuel subsidies over the course of 18 months, starting as early as March, and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, the country’s finance minister said, laying out a timetable for sweeping economic reforms sought by international lenders. The...

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement...

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the State Council in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko )

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

Jan. 15, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Hours after he made the proposals, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned and Putin named the...

Alberto Perez, a 77-year-old retired man, leaves his home in the Sevillano neighborhood with an empty cooking gas tank as he departs for a shop where he will replace it with a full one in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020. The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island.  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

Jan. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island. State media announced Tuesday morning that cylinders of liquid petroleum gas would be scarce for Cubans who buy state-subsidized gas at about 30 cents per...

China auto sales fall again in 2019 amid trade war

Jan. 13, 2020 6:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell for a second year in 2019 as a trade war with Washington and an economic slowdown depressed consumer confidence and demand for electric vehicles weakened, an industry group reported Monday. The downturn is squeezing global and Chinese automakers that are spending...

In this Nov. 24, 2019, photo, a saleswoman talks about a Tesla Model 3 car at a Tesla showroom in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. (Chinatopix via AP)

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Jan. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. Musk presided at a ceremony where a half-dozen buyers wearing red Tesla T shirts...

FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko walk before a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus after the two countries failed to renegotiate a contract amid talks of further improving their economic ties. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in push for closer ties

Jan. 3, 2020 9:34 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus as talks on strengthening economic ties remained stalled over concerns that Russia could effectively swallow up its neighbor. In a case that has echoes of Russia's relationship with Ukraine before it annexed the Crimean Peninsula, Belarus'...

100 protest in Belarus against integration with Russia

Dec. 29, 2019 12:01 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Around 100 demonstrators have held a protest in the capital of Belarus against the possibility of the country being integrated with Russia. The demonstrators on Sunday also complained about high-level secrecy around the issue. The Belarus leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Demonstrators with old Belarusian flags listen to a speaker during a protest against closer integration with Russia, which protesters fear could erode the post-Soviet independence of Belarus, in downtown in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. The presidents of Belarus and Russia have met to discuss deeper economic ties between the two close allies amid mounting concerns in Minsk that Moscow ultimately wants to subdue its neighbor. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Protesters in Belarus sentenced to arrests, fines

Dec. 26, 2019 2:34 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Courts in Belarus on Thursday sentenced about 20 participants in protests against closer integration with Russia to short jail sentences and fines. The opposition rallies earlier this month were triggered by two rounds of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian...

In this photo taken on Nov. 22, 2019, Ryan Loke, left, Gov. Brian Kemp's health policy adviser, and Blake Fulenwider, the chief health policy officer for the Georgia Department of Community Health, attend a public hearing in Kennesaw, Ga., about Kemp's recent health care proposals.  Georgia could be the first state to test proposals from the Trump administration that would dramatically change the federal market for health insurance.  (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Georgia could be first state to test Trump health proposals

Dec. 20, 2019 10:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could be the first state to test multiple proposals from President Donald Trump that would dramatically change the market for insurance under the health care overhaul passed by his predecessor. Supporters say the proposed changes to former President Barack Obama’s Affordable...