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August 27, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Mexican negotiators were preparing Monday to announce a deal that would set the stage for an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The White House said it planned an announcement on trade later Monday morning. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lightizer and Mexican...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey's markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. The Turkish lira was down some 3.5 percent on Monday, trading at around 6.22 against the dollar. The currency has seen a sharp fall in value...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Asian stocks are rising as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 27, 2018 - 8:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose on Monday as fairly dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell helped reassure investors that the central bank is not planning to accelerate its interest rate increases next year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.5 percent to...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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An electoral official count ballots after the closing of a nationwide referendum seeking to curb corruption in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Voters were asked to approve seven proposals that referendum supporters hope will bring about tougher anti-corruption legislation, but the referendum will only be valid if a third of all voters take part. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
August 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An anti-corruption referendum in Colombia drew millions to the polls Sunday but fell just short of a required participation threshold to push forward measures aimed at improving transparency and stiffening penalties for white-collar criminals. Nearly 11.7 million Colombians...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly in Paris. France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday, Aug. 26 with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an estimated growth of 1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
August 26, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year to 1.7 percent and unveiled plans to cut public spending in an effort to stay in line with European Union budget commitments. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:26 am
The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, Aug. 25, for treating Mexicans with more respect, or at least not saying anything insulting lately. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
August 25, 2018 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a "big Trade Agreement" with Mexico and he's citing improving ties between the two countries. Trump says on Twitter that the U.S.-Mexico relationship "is getting closer by the hour" and he says a trade deal "could be...
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This Thursday, April 6, 2017 photo shows Old Main on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding over the past two decades from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show a psychology professor on the Tucson campus has received money from the Maryland-based Pioneer Fund even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving its support. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 8:13 pm
The University of Arizona has accepted years of funding from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence — even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving support from the group, records show. A University of...
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