Government policy

European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 7:51 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro, responding to fears about global trade conflicts. The ECB said Thursday...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron winks to members of the media during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Trump and Macron enjoy putting on a show of exaggerated handshakes, kisses and taps on the back, but they disagree on key issues, including climate change, Iran and world trade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 06, 2019 - 2:19 am
CAEN, France (AP) — France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States. But relations are strained as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to meet on the sidelines of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, migrant children play soccer at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on Good Friday in Homestead, Fla. The government has stopped reimbursing some contracted shelters for the cost of teaching immigrant children English-language courses and providing legal services and recreational activities. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country recently that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers' pay or other costs. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at the Shannon Airport, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 05, 2019 - 6:02 pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee wants the U.S. to shape all foreign policy decisions around a commitment to combat the climate crisis, including willingness to use tariffs, other trade incentives and international finance rules to compel other nations to reduce carbon pollution. "Our...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Stocks closed higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Wednesday, extending Tuesday's strong gains as investors bet an interest rate cut could be ahead. Technology, industrial and health care companies accounted for much of the broad gains, which were tempered by a slide in energy stocks...
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Col. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi forces, points to a screen showing what he said was evidence of Iranian intervention and support to the Huthi in Yemen during a news conference in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
June 05, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly challenging President Donald Trump's use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The maneuver amounts to a...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 05, 2019 - 10:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and Crimea. After talks Wednesday with European Council President Donald Tusk, Zelenskiy thanked the bloc for its "...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 7:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were headed for another day of gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from trade conflicts. European markets got an additional push from a survey showing that the eurozone economy...
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A worker wipes a dog sculpture outside a luxury fashion boutique under construction at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Amid the trade war with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expressing confidence in the resilience of the Chinese economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 05, 2019 - 5:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is talking up the Chinese economy's resilience as he heads to Moscow for a state visit affirming increasingly close ties between the former Cold War rivals. In interviews published Wednesday, Xi told Russian journalists Chinese consumer demand is driving...
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