Government policy

October 05, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Amnesty International said the human rights movement is being mobilized globally by the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump. Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty's new secretary general, told The Associated Press in an interview that some of the Trump administration's more...
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In this July, 5, 2018 photo, a post-Panamax crane loads a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for August. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
October 05, 2018 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad —...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers at the Spokane Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. Pence came to downtown Spokane to stump for McMorris Rodgers, who faces a strong challenge this year from Democrat Lisa Brown. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence accused China on Thursday of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. At the Hudson Institute think tank, Pence said China was using its power in "more...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a press conference regarding the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the National Press Theatre, in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn't be bullied in trade talks. Trump called Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest." He threatened tariffs on cars and slapped them on steel. The unprecedented attacks on America's closest...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 03, 2018 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, shakes hands with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, left, prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Cem Ozdel/Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2018 - 10:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the country is working with the Netherlands to end diplomatic tensions and that the days when Ankara described Dutch policies as "Nazi remnants" are behind them. Turkey and the Netherlands reinstated ambassadors last month following a dispute...
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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2018 - 12:18 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 11:45 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 02, 2018 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is raising questions about the drinking habits of Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's beer...
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