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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens as he meets with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 1:05 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — So here's a bit of history made at President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American reporter. Then just a little bit later, as if to prove it wasn't a...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens as he meets with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 12:39 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — So here's a bit of history made at President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American reporter. Then just a little bit later, as if to prove it wasn't a...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Asian shares are mixed as investors fret over the status of China-U.S. trade talks after U.S. benchmarks closed mostly lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 28, 2019 - 12:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are mixed as investors fret over the status of China-U.S. trade talks after U.S. benchmarks closed mostly lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,475.97 Thursday while the Shanghai Composite also fell 0.4 percent, to 2,943.42. The Kospi in South Korea...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo sorted soybeans are ready for shipment and planting near White Cloud, Kan. Statistics show the nation's farmers are struggling to pay back their loans after years of low crop prices _ with nearly one out of every five loans in a government farm program now delinquent. Figures recently compiled show an overall jump in delinquencies for producers with direct loans from the Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency. Nationwide, 19.4 percent of FSA direct loans nationwide were delinquent in January. That compares to 16.5 percent for the same month a year ago. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
February 28, 2019 - 12:10 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump's tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. Many agricultural loans come due around Jan. 1...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, photo, a laborer works in an aluminum factory in Suixi in eastern China's Anhui province. A survey shows Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low in February amid a tariff battle with Washington and weak global demand. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 11:34 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low in February amid a tariff battle with Washington and weak global demand, a survey showed Thursday. The monthly purchasing managers' index by the government statistics bureau and an industry group fell 0.3 points to 49.2 on a 100...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, listens as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 10:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen said during his congressional testimony Wednesday that Donald Trump grossly overstated his wealth before becoming president, including inflating his assets during a failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014. The claim raises questions about whether Trump could face...
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FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. State authorities in New Jersey have subpoenaed a host of financial records from the committee that organized President Donald Trump's inauguration, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 27, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has received a subpoena from the attorney general for the District of Columbia, the third request it has received from prosecutors for financial records over the past month. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a media availability in Montreal on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 9:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company, including receiving "veiled...
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February 27, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has been subpoenaed for financial records by the attorney general for the District of Columbia. A spokesman for the committee confirmed the subpoena late Wednesday and said committee officials are in contact with investigators. The...
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Cameras follow Jody Wilson Raybould as she waits to appear in front of the Justice committee in Ottawa, Wednesday February 27, 2019. Wilson Raybould is testifying she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 8:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company, including receiving "veiled...
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