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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Tuesday as traders monitored U.S. efforts to gain an upper hand in trade with China, particularly in the technology sector. Shanghai's index entered bear market territory, having dropped over 20 percent from a recent high in January. KEEPING SCORE: Germany...
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Britain's Prince William meets Israeli's President Reuven Rivlin, right, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's visit to Israel (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Prince William says he hopes to learn more about the Middle East during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. In a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, William said he is...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, the General Electric logo is displayed at the top of their Global Operations Center in the Banks development of downtown Cincinnati. A year after taking over an ailing American conglomerate, CEO John Flannery is calving off larger chunks of General Electric, spinning off its health care business and selling its stake in the oil services company, Baker Hughes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after taking over an ailing American conglomerate, CEO John Flannery is calving off larger chunks of General Electric, casting away its health care business and selling its interests in the oil-services company, Baker Hughes. The company's latest round of winnowing arrived...
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June 26, 2018 - 7:18 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers urged Poland on Tuesday to answer questions about the rule of law amid concerns about a government clampdown on judicial independence. The EU Commission had earlier launched a rule of law procedure against Warsaw over what it sees as an erosion of...
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Britain's Prince William, second left, visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Debbie Hill/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 7:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William began the first-ever official royal visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Francis ushered the French leader into his studio, then the two men chatted amiably a few minutes Tuesday before media were escorted out of the room. The encounter comes amid European...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:52 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers urged Poland on Tuesday to answer questions about rule of law amid concerns about a government clampdown on judicial independence. The prodding of Warsaw comes after the EU Commission launched a rule of law procedure against it over what it sees as...
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A group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. Protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, news agencies reported, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic's troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the country. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 4:49 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says his country is in an economic fight with the U.S. In a televised speech on Tuesday, Hassan Rouhani said the U.S. is trying to damage Iran's economy by creating "an economic war." Rouhani's comments come a day after protesters angered by Iran's tanking...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2018, anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporters walk with EU and Union flags, with a placard near the Houses of Parliament in London. The divisions opened up by the 2016 referendum have not healed, but hardened, splitting Britain into two camps: leavers and remainers. Almost the only thing the two groups share is pessimism about the way Brexit is going. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 26, 2018 - 4:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's leading car manufacturing trade association says investment in U.K. auto production has fallen by half in the last year due to worries over the country's upcoming exit from the European Union. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says only 347 million pounds ($460...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:44 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning chemical weapons watchdog is opening a special meeting to consider a British proposal on whether it should have the right to apportion blame for chemical attacks. Russia has already voiced its opposition. The British delegation to the Organization...
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