Government finance

In this photo provided by the Kosovo government public affairs office, showing Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, center back, with his cabinet voting during the government meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Kosovo capital Pristina. Kosovo's government has decided to introduce a 100 percent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. (Kosovo Government via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 3:43 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's government says it will put a 100-percent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia as diplomatic tensions rise. Wednesday's decision appears to be retaliation against what Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj said was Serbia's "aggressive campaign...
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An elderly man smokes a cigar during a rally in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Hundreds of pensioners protested demanding a return of funds lost as part of austerity measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 21, 2018 - 7:58 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance. In a report published Wednesday, the European Commission said the previously agreed cuts were no longer considered...
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Protesters called the "yellow Jackets" face riot police officers as they block a crossroads to protest against the rising of the fuel and oil prices, in Fos-sur-Mer, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The protests reflect broader frustration at President Emmanuel Macron, whose government is sticking to the fuel tax rise as part of efforts to clean up the environment. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 21, 2018 - 5:56 am
PARIS (AP) — A second person has died in France amid nationwide protests against fuel tax hikes that saw hundreds injured and key roads paralyzed by demonstrations. The French Interior Ministry sent its "sincere condolences" in a Wednesday statement to the family and friends of a motorcyclist...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams answers a question as he and U.S. Rep. Mia Love participate in a debate in Sandy, Utah, as the two battle for Utah's 4th Congressional District. McAdams declared victory Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the tight race, but Love didn’t concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News, via AP, Pool, File)
November 21, 2018 - 4:38 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election's Democratic wave that has seen more than three...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 21, 2018 - 12:26 am
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The threats of sanctions ramp up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams answers a question as he and U.S. Rep. Mia Love participate in a debate in Sandy, Utah, as the two battle for Utah's 4th Congressional District. McAdams declared victory Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the tight race, but Love didn’t concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News, via AP, Pool, File)
November 20, 2018 - 8:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle. McAdams defeated Love, the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, by a margin just over what...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:04 pm
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements. The threats step up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating for boycotts over the country's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2018, men walk across an outdoor bridge between office buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
November 19, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A company doesn't need to be as big as Amazon to get a good deal on real estate. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It's especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that...
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Portuguese Economy Minister and chair of the eurogroup Mario Centeno arrives for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 19, 2018 - 1:37 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top eurozone official says the 19 countries that use the euro will push ahead with discussions on a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to make the currency union more resistant to crises. Mario Centeno, president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, said...
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Demonstrators block cars in Bayonne, southwestern France, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured — eight seriously — at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — Holdouts refusing to end protests of fuel tax hikes continued to slow traffic around France as the number of injuries from the weekend demonstrations climbed to at least 409 — 14 of them serious, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Sunday. Grassroots protesters, dubbing...
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