Government and politics

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 04, 2018 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says "I believe so" when asked whether President Donald Trump will make a formal announcement this week about trade penalties on imported steel and aluminum. There's been...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a police officer stands outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service interruptions, bad press and a fight over Trump’s management contract that ended in fisticuffs and repeated police calls last week. “This isn’t what you expect from a luxury hotel,” one guest was heard fuming when told Thursday, March 1, that access to running water would not be restored for hours. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 04, 2018 - 9:04 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — If you can overlook the intermittently running water, Friday's four-hour power outage and occasional police presence in the lobby, the Trump hotel in Panama City retains its status as one of the city's finest. The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service...
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La primera ministra británica Theresa May habla desde la Mansion House, la residencia del alcalde de Londres, viernes 2 de marzo de 2018. May dijo a los británicos que deberán enfrentar la “dura realidad” del Brexit, con menor acceso a los mercados de la Unión Europea una vez que salga del bloque. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister is trying to ease the concerns of bankers after she torpedoed one of their biggest demands during a speech on the country's departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May told the BBC in an interview broadcast Sunday that both sides must...
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People line up at a polling station near the Vatican, in Rome, Sunday, March 4, 2018. More than 46 million Italians were voting Sunday in a general election that is being closely watched to determine if Italy would succumb to the populist, anti-establishment and far-right sentiment that has swept through much of Europe in recent years. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 04, 2018 - 8:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italians were voting Sunday in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one that could determine if Italy succumbs to the populist, euroskeptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe. Many waited in line for more than an hour to vote, only to then be baffled by...
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Laura Zimmermann, Operation Libero, National Councillor Marianne Streiff-Feller, National Councillor Matthias Aebischer, member of the Councillor of States Filippo Lombardi, Joachim Eder, member of the Councillor of States and National Councillor Edith Graf-Litscher, from left, react after the first projections concering the No Billag initiative, on Sunday, April 4. March 2018 in Bern. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Official results show that Swiss voters have handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly supported TV and radio programming. State-backed broadcaster RTS says a minimum number of Swiss cantons, or regions, turned down the "No...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. With U.S. support, the Afghan government has made a surprising new peace offer to the Taliban, only to immediately run into a wall. The insurgents show no sign of shifting from their demand that talks for a conflict-ending compromise take place with Washington, not Kabul. (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan, File)
March 04, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. support, the Afghan government's surprising new peace offer to the Taliban is immediately running into a wall. The insurgents show no sign of shifting from their demand that talks for a conflict-ending compromise take place with Washington, not Kabul. The impasse is...
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The cross over the grave before the funeral of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak in Stiavnik, Slovakia, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Kuciak an investigative journalist shot dead in Slovakia last week was working on a story about the activities of Italian mafia in his country and their links to people close to Prime Minister Robert Fico. (AP Photo/Bundas Engler)
March 04, 2018 - 8:20 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prosecutor general says authorities have renewed their investigation into threats by a businessman against an investigative journalist who was shot dead last week with his fiancee. The bodies of 27-year-old Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were found Feb. 25 in...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump's announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 04, 2018 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few issues could blur the lines of partisanship in Trump-era Washington. Trade is one of them. President Donald Trump's announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has labor unions and liberal Democrats in the unusual position of applauding Trump'...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump's announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 04, 2018 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few issues could blur the lines of partisanship in Trump-era Washington. Trade is one of them. President Donald Trump's announcement that he'll impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has labor unions and liberal Democrats in the unusual position of applauding his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a police officer stands outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service interruptions, bad press and a fight over Trump’s management contract that ended in fisticuffs and repeated police calls last week. “This isn’t what you expect from a luxury hotel,” one guest was heard fuming when told Thursday, March 1, that access to running water would not be restored for hours. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 04, 2018 - 7:51 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — If you can overlook the intermittently running water, Friday's four-hour power outage and occasional police presence in the lobby, the Trump hotel in Panama City retains its status as one of the city's finest. The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service...
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