Government and politics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks to the audience during her special address as part of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 8:44 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 2:45 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is lobbying for multilateral solutions to global problems, telling leaders in Davos that there is too much "national egoism" at the moment. Merkel said Wednesday...
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Protesters holding posters with Donald Trump's portrait saying "You're not welcome" during the demonstration against the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, in the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 8:29 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Like countless others this winter, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has fallen victim to a bug, and as a result he won't be attending this year's World Economic Forum. EU...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:16 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Faculty Senate is still considering whether to censure a professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint that divided a prominent department and led the university president to resign. WHEC says hundreds of faculty members discussed the...
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Protesters holding posters with Donald Trump's portrait saying "You're not welcome" during the demonstration against the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, in the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 8:15 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Italy's prime minister says he understands U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" mindset. But he insists it shouldn't come at the expense of free trade. Paolo Gentiloni told reporters...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Senior lawmakers in Britain's Parliament demanded tougher laws against harassment Wednesday after a Financial Times investigation found that women were groped at a men-only charity gala attended by hundreds of senior executives. Last week's event at London's Dorchester Hotel, which...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012, file photo, Chinese paramilitary policemen build a fence near a concrete marker depicting the North Korean and Chinese national flags with the words "China North Korea Border" at a crossing in the Chinese border town of Tumen in eastern China's Jilin province. A U.S. Treasury official said Wednesday she has urged officials in Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures to counter North Korean smuggling and financing, as part of Washington's fine tuning of efforts to shut down Pyongyang's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 24, 2018 - 8:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. Treasury official said Wednesday she has urged officials in Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures to counter North Korean smuggling and financing, as part of Washington's fine tuning of efforts to shut down Pyongyang's nuclear program. Treasury Undersecretary for...
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A man walks in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday, as Japan's benchmark took a rest from a spate of recent jumps. Worries over a resurgence of trade tensions overshadowed regional markets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 24, 2018 - 7:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell on Friday and the dollar weakened on concerns about conflict over trade after the U.S. imposed tariffs on some imports. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 5,529, while Germany's DAX was down almost 0.1 percent at 13,554. Britain's FTSE 100 fell...
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Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, walks through the snow during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 7:23 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
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Saudi King Salman smeets with the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Ryan is leading a Congressional delegation to the Middle East, traveling with five Republican members of congress and one Democrat. A statement by Ryan’s office says his talks in the Middle East “will focus on regional stability, the campaign against ISIS and terrorism, and Iranian aggression.” (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 6:43 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is leading a Congressional delegation to the Middle East, meeting on Wednesday with Saudi King Salman in the first regional stop for talks centered on security. A statement by Ryan's office said his meetings in the Middle East "will focus on...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago by the kingdom's influential crown prince, Saudi press quoting the attorney general reported on Wednesday. A Saudi infographic shared on...
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