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China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal

Nov. 14, 2019 6:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China pressed Washington on Thursday to roll back punitive tariffs in a tentative trade deal. A tariff cut is an “important condition” for the agreement that is part of talks on ending a costly trade war, said Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng. Beijing said last week...

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

Nov. 15, 2019 3:13 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...

Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

Nov. 15, 2019 7:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who outlined the plan...

Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit

Nov. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored the current health of the nation’s economy. Powell’s testimony before the House Budget Committee came a day after he told Congress’ Joint...

Global shares mostly rise on talk of China-US trade deal

Nov. 15, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares mostly rose on Friday after U.S. governments officials said they were getting close to an agreement with China to cool tensions over trade. Germany’s DAX rose 0.2% to 13,208, and France’s CAC 40 gained 0.4% to 5,922. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the...

Partisan vote likely for Export-Import Bank measure

Nov. 15, 2019 1:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. But Friday’s vote appears likely to break mostly along party lines and actually promises...

China issues plan to promote high-tech manufacturing

Nov. 15, 2019 5:36 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has issued a plan to promote high-tech manufacturing after discarding a strategy that helped trigger a tariff war with Washington. A statement Friday by the Cabinet’s planning agency calls for the government to help manufacturers in autos, electronics and...

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

Nov. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Prominent artists condemn Labour anti-Semitism

Nov. 15, 2019 7:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

Nov. 15, 2019 6:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. The American lobster industry is in the midst of a challenging time in part because of tariffs with China and the EU....

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'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

Nov. 7, 2019 2:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration that quickly became famous. It was, he declared, "the end of history." But the heralded defeat of Communism...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tales on bin Laden, Iraq war

Oct. 27, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely boasted that he predicted Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and inaccurately asserted he had always opposed the war in Iraq in a news conference Sunday that often fell short on facts. A look at some of the president's claims at the...

For Kurds, US pull-back feels like being abandoned once more

Oct. 7, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria's Kurds, the United States' abrupt pull-back from positions in northeast Syria carries a sharp sting, reviving the community's memories over being abandoned in the past by the Americans and other international allies on whose support they had pinned their aspirations. The...

Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69

Sep. 28, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...