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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 8, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Angus King, I-Maine; Gov.-elect Tony Evers, D-Wis. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Rubio; Sen....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 7, 2018 7:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Rubio; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.;...

The Latest: Macron says he pressed on Saudi writer's death

Dec. 1, 2018 4:02 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 6 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcoming the agreement between Argentina and Britain for a new flight that will connect the disputed Falkland Islands with South America. The service to the Brazilian city of...

Argentine Senate approves austerity budget for IMF deal

Nov. 15, 2018 12:21 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine lawmakers approved an austerity budget for 2019 on Thursday, cutting social spending and raising debt payments to meet conditions for expanded financing from the International Monetary Fund. The budget approved Thursday by the Senate projects a 0.5 percent slide in...

IMF: Mideast oil producers buoyed by higher prices, for now

Nov. 13, 2018 2:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However, the rosier...

Heads of World Bank, IMF say risks of trade tensions growing

Nov. 6, 2018 8:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global financial organizations warned Tuesday that trade tensions pose a growing risk for emerging economies. With the U.S. and China embroiled in their worst trade conflict in decades, global growth has "plateaued and some...

Saudi forum highlights crown prince's shifting fortunes

Oct. 23, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-profile investment conference opened in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, providing an early indication of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's shifting fortunes after the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Top Western executives and officials withdrew from the conference...

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Oct. 22, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

Top business executives, U.S. and European officials and others have distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at this week's investment conference that the kingdom had hoped to use to boost its global...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

Oct. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage during several trips abroad walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, a surveillance photo leaked Thursday shows, drawing the kingdom's heir-apparent closer to the columnist's...