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Foreign Ministers, and country representatives, left to right, Laos Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saleumxay Kommasith, unidentified official, Myanmar's Union Minister for International Cooperation, U Kyaw Tin, Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Thailand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, unidentified official, Cambodia's Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Prak Sokhonn, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Security, Wiranto, Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, and ASEAN Secretary-General, Lim Jock Hoi, pose for a group photo during the 17th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 28, 2018 - 12:24 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian countries will work more closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth, Singapore prime minister said Saturday. Addressing the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Prime...
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Teachers rally outside the Capitol, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Phoenix, on their second day of walkouts. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 27, 2018 - 11:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them. Instead, the Republican governor's public relations machine sent out links to a...
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Teachers rally outside the Capitol, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Phoenix, on their second day of walkouts. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them. Instead, the Republican governor's public relations machine sent out links to a...
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President Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday for a historic inter-Korean summit, but now faces a burden in helping turn the Korean leaders' bold but vague vision for peace into reality after more than six decades of hostility. Trump must contend with two nagging suspicions: first...
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President Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing imminent deadlines, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel largely papered over their differences on trade and the Iran nuclear accord on Friday, stressing instead ties between the longtime allies and their shared goal of a nuclear-free North Korea...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 27, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished with a split decision Friday after a wobbly day of trading. Amazon led a rally among retailers, but Exxon Mobil dragged energy companies lower to end an uneven week on Wall Street. So far the first-quarter earnings season has been a strong one for U.S. companies...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the January-March increase came in better than expected, supporting hopes for a solid rebound for the rest...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 27, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he'll make sure Iran does not use nuclear weapons, adding, "You can bank on it." Trump is speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday as a wobbly week of trading nears its close. Amazon is climbing following a strong first quarter and other retailers are up as well. Weak results from Exxon Mobil are weighing on energy companies while big technology companies and defense...
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President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2018 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is saying the United States is "not going to be played" when it comes to peace talks with North Korea. Trump sat alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White...
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