Government and politics

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a Citibank sign hangs above a branch office in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Citigroup Inc. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup lost $18.3 billion in the fourth quarter as the bank had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law. The bank had a loss of $7.15 a share, compared with a profit of $3.57 billion, or $1.14 a share, in the same period a year ago...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
UnitedHealth Group's earnings more than doubled in the final quarter of 2017, and the nation's largest insurer hiked its forecast well beyond expectations largely due to help from the federal tax overhaul. UnitedHealth said Tuesday that it added $1.2 billion in 2017 non-cash earnings, as its fourth...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. De Blasio, a Democrat re-elected last year, has made affordable...
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Armed British police officers patrol around the new United States Embassy building in London, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 16, 2018 - 7:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time. The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic." Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party newspaper, lashed out at Trump in a commentary on Tuesday that took issue with the U.S...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, file photo, a Rohingya family carry firewood on their head as they walk towards their tent at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:55 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said a joint working group from the two...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo a migrant reacts as smoke billows from burning shelters set on fire in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. French officials say Monday Jan. 15 2018 France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would involve greater British financing of the costs of handling migrants camped in the northern French port city of Calais. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:54 am
CALAIS, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is making a foray into the symbolic heart of France's migrant problem with a visit Tuesday to the port city of Calais, where hundreds of people trying to cross to Britain are hiding out. The northern city is a magnet for many migrants because it is...
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January 16, 2018 - 6:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday urged Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year, as time to conclude a Brexit agreement runs short and EU leaders await more details on how the country sees their future ties. Britain is set to leave the EU on...
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January 16, 2018 - 6:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities searched premises linked to 10 suspected Iranian spies following extensive investigations by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Federal Prosecutors Office said the raids took place early Tuesday at private homes...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, center, leaves the prison in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo. 64-year old Ivanovic has died from wounds after being shot by unknown assailants Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018, according to his lawyer Nebojsa Vlajic. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic, FILE)
January 16, 2018 - 6:04 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 12 noon Kosovo prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he considers the slaying of Serb minority political leader Oliver Ivanovic as "a punishable criminal act." Reacting on his Facebook page to...
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