Government and politics

Chinese officials from left Ning Jizhe, Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission, Liao Min, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs and Vice Minister of Finance, Zheng Zeguang, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs attend a press conference on the trade deal with the United States in Beijing on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 13, 2019 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies. The United States is...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listens to European Council President Charles Michel prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The two men discussed Europe's plans for Brexit, European efforts against climate change and this week's European Union summit in Brussels. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 13, 2019 - 12:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The community of St. Ives in southwest England has formally brought an end to the British general election and it was another victory for the Conservative Party. The victory for Conservative Derek Thomas over Liberal...
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A fire prevention crew hauls away sections of a tree they cut down Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, near Redwood Estates, Calif. Authorities are rushing to clear vegetation in high-risk communities after fires killed 149 people and destroyed almost 25,000 homes over the past three years. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
December 13, 2019 - 12:08 pm
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif. (AP) — Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. Their goal: To protect communities such as Redwood Estates,...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listens to European Council President Charles Michel prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The two men discussed Europe's plans for Brexit, European efforts against climate change and this week's European Union summit in Brussels. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 13, 2019 - 12:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...
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In this handout photo provided by Adriii Derkach's press office, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for U.S President Donald Trump, left, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriii Derkach in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. A Ukrainian lawmaker says he has met up with Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, in Kyiv to discuss an anti-corruption project. Derkach, who has previously accused the son of former Vice President Joe Biden of embezzling money from a gas company in Ukraine, posted photos of Thursday’s meeting on his Facebook page. (Adriii Derkach's press office via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, turned up at the White House on Friday just moments after the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Giuliani has been deeply involved in the Ukraine dealings at the heart...
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Member of the committee work during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
December 13, 2019 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House on Friday, as the Judiciary Committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that...
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Member of the committee work during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
December 13, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a vote by the full U.S. House on Friday, as the Judiciary Committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, leaves as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., seated right, speaks after adjournment following a marathon debate during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote, shutting down a divisive 14-hour session that dragged with sharp partisan divisions but has been expected to end with the charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 13, 2019 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures during her address at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 13, 2019 - 6:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at London's Buckingham Palace for an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after the Conservative Party returned to power in the General Election with an increased majority, in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 6:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 649 of the 650...
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