Government policy

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, greets President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jea-in during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 10:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul has begun "contingency planning" to ensure that her country and Britain maintain close trade relations after Britain leaves the European Union. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Friday that "we are already having serious discussions about...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, photo, a worker walks by the container ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for communist leaders who are fighting a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 1:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level since the global financial crisis in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The...
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Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City at sunrise Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 as they make continue their way north toward the U.S. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 18, 2018 - 10:14 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...
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October 18, 2018 - 6:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ahead on stalled Brexit talks. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 18, 2018 - 11:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit: (all times local): 5:40 p.m. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is throwing his weight behind the idea of extending a transition period as Britain leaves the bloc, calling it "a good idea." British Prime Minister Theresa May said at a Brexit summit she...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, shake hands during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 10:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin's comments (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. sanctions against his country and others have eroded international trust in the United States dollar. Putin said at an international policy forum in Sochi...
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A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 18, 2018 - 9:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain triggered the two-year timetable to leave the European Union, October's summit of EU leaders was supposed to be the...
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In this photo taken on Aug. 25, 2010, a bank clerk counts Chinese 100 Yuan notes in Shanghai. China’s politically sensitive yuan has sunk to a 22-month low against the dollar after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 18, 2018 - 5:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's politically sensitive yuan sank to a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. The closely watched yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar at mid-morning, coming its closest to...
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