Government policy

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 19, 2018 - 8:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world posted solid gains Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. More interest though will be on the statement accompanying the decision and the press conference of Fed Chair Jerome Powell. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe,...
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December 19, 2018 - 5:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say customs officials have arrested a Russian man on suspicion of exporting goods suitable for missile construction to "military recipients" in his home country. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the 68-year-old man, identified only as Vladimir D. because of German...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo an American flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claims back some of the ground it lost in steep drops over the previous two days. Technology and industrial stocks were among the biggest winners in early trading Tuesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 18, 2018 - 10:32 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, an agent with the Department of Homeland Security controls access to a holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is reversing a policy that required fingerprinting for all adults living in a household where a migrant child would live. Parents and other sponsors have said the fingerprinting rule had slowed placement of children in homes, in part because some members of the household were afraid to be fingerprinted. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
December 18, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is changing the way it reviews sponsors who want to care for migrant children in government custody — backing off a requirement that all people in the house are fingerprinted. The fingerprint requirement began in June amid the zero-tolerance policy at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Border Patrol detain Honduran migrants after they walked onto U.S. territory from Tijuana, Mexico. Federal judges in California have challenged more of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. Their decision in Sept. 2018 to no longer accept pleas at initial appearances led to the dismissal of many cases because the government deported defendants before they could return to court. The judges' stance is another example of how the judiciary, in ways large and small, has put the brakes on some of the administration's efforts to curb immigration. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:48 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo quickly concluded that none of the migrants...
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Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, center, holds government meeting in Kosovo capital Pristina on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Haradinaj blamed Europe Union's foreign policy chief for "deviating the dialogue" on normalizing ties with Serbia. Haradinaj said that, while Serbia is taking major steps toward the integration with the bloc, his country's residents have remained "in a ghetto," not enjoying the visa-free travel to EU countries though it has fulfilled all requirements. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 18, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat called Tuesday on Kosovo to lift tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as the former Serbian territory faced pushback from longtime allies such as the EU and NATO along with familiar hostilities with Serbia. Kosovo last month slapped a...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 18, 2018 - 6:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks stabilized Tuesday, with Wall Street expected to edge up after heavy losses the day before, as traders prepare for a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was 0.5 percent higher at 10,820 after falling into a bear...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 17, 2018 - 10:46 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index was 1.2 percent lower at 21,242.66 and the Kospi in South Korea dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,070.54. Hong Kong'...
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December 17, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs. In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he is fulfilling a promise to protect farmers against "unjustified...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2015 file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A day after the World Economic Forum said it will include a Russian delegation at the forum, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday Dec. 17, 2018, welcomed the announcement that billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, and the head of the state-controlled bank VTB Andrei Kostin, will be able to attend the annual gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos in January. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Monday that three high-profile Russian tycoons who are facing U.S. sanctions have been cleared to return to the World Economic Forum in Davos, following reports that they had been disinvited. WEF organizers had reportedly shunned billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Viktor...
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