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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. From left, Roger Newport of AK Steel, John Ferriola of Nucor, Trump, Dave Burritt of U.S. Steel Corporation, and Tim Timkin of Timken Steel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 6:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade penalties on steel and aluminum imports (all times local): (all times local): 6:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is arguing for steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying "trade wars are good." In a tweet Friday, Trump writes...
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March 02, 2018 - 6:10 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved the state of emergency announced by the government Cabinet last month to control continuing anti- government protests in various parts of the country. The parliamentarians on Friday passed legislation to keep the emergency in place for...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. Manafort is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, March 2, 2018, in a northern Virginia courthouse on charges including tax evasion and bank fraud. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 02, 2018 - 6:09 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is scheduled for arraignment in a northern Virginia courthouse on charges including tax evasion and bank fraud. The grand jury indictment in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, accuses Paul Manafort of hiding from...
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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 02, 2018 - 6:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front, and Senegal's President Macky Sall speak during a joint news conference after talks in Dakar, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Erdogan is in Senegal for a two-day visit aimed at boosting the political and economic cooperation between the two countries.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 5:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of more than 150 military officers, teachers and trade unionists, as authorities press ahead with a clampdown against a network led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu Agency said...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, a Chinese worker performs welding work on steel rods using a steel drill at a construction site in Beijing. China has expressed “grave concern” about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday, March 2, 2018, that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 02, 2018 - 5:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The report Thursday accused China of moving away from market principles...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 5:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials, Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Even by the standards of Trump's often...
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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 02, 2018 - 5:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices...
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In this Aug. 1, 2016 photo, laborers work in the steel market in Yichang in central China's Hubei province. China has expressed “grave concern” about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday, March 2, 2018, that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.(Chinatopix Via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 5:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — After threatening to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump raised trade barriers, Chinese leaders need to decide whether his hikes in steel and aluminum tariffs justify starting a fight that might disrupt access to one of China's biggest markets. Beijing had no immediate reaction...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with the President of Serbia Aleksander Vucic after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 02, 2018 - 5:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with President Donald Trump about the situation in Syria and Russia's newly announced weapons systems. Merkel's office said Friday they spoke late Thursday, agreeing on the need for Syrian government forces and their Russian and Iranian...
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