Government policy

People walk past a huge public TV screen showing a news program covering the U.S. midterm elections in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 07, 2018 - 10:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on global reactions to U.S. midterm elections (all times local): 9:10 p.m. European moderates are welcoming a re-balancing of U.S. politics after the midterm election but few expect big change in relations with President Donald Trump. EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici...
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Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila, left, welcomes European Council President Donald Tusk at the Prime Minister's official residence Kesaranta in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018. Conservative leaders from across Europe are gathering to plot their strategy to win the next EU elections, and must decide whether Hungary’s stridently nationalist ruling party should remain in their political family. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk spoke by phone Wednesday amid signs of movement in deadlocked Brexit talks. Tusk tweeted that the pair spoke "to take stock of progress in #brexit talks and discuss way ahead." Tusk has said he is willing to...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors awaited results from the U.S. midterm elections, which could have an impact on the global economy and trade. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 07, 2018 - 5:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 5:30 a.m. The dollar has weakened in the wake of the U.S. midterm elections which saw the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives and the Republicans hold onto the Senate. The currency was down 0.3...
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Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., leaves her polling place after voting Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Kirkwood, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 06, 2018 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans ousted Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly on Tuesday and held on to a competitive seat in Tennessee, important steps in their drive to retain their hold on the Senate and protect President Donald Trump's conservative agenda for two more years. The Indiana victory by...
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November 06, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that...
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When the current President Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013, the rate was 36,000.
November 06, 2018 - 1:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The "largest-ever" U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker that exploded off China months ago. However, the new list of sanctions, which also...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. The U.S.'s self-described "largest-ever" sanctions list targeting Iran includes the oil tanker that already sunk and a bank long since closed. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet late Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, called the re-imposition of sanctions a desperate move and said they target ordinary Iranians. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)
November 06, 2018 - 6:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Japan says it is pleased to be temporarily spared from penalties as the U.S. resumes sanctions on Iran. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, a partially constructed gas refinery at the South Pars gas field is seen on the northern coast of Persian Gulf in Asalouyeh, Iran. Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
November 06, 2018 - 5:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran. The risk of excessive disruption to...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the IX Center, in Cleveland, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 05, 2018 - 6:17 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — In his final pitch to voters, President Donald Trump implored Republicans on Monday to help preserve "fragile" GOP victories that could be erased by Democrats as he closes out a midterm campaign that has been defined by his racially charged rhetoric, hard-line immigration...
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An Iranian checks various currency rates at an exchange shop window in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 05, 2018 - 4:29 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.S. re-imposed all sanctions Monday on Iran that once were lifted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, grinding further down on the Islamic Republic's already-ailing economy in what President Hassan Rouhani described as a "war situation" now facing Tehran. Iran...
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