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Anti-Brexit protestors march in London, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Britain's Parliament is set to vote in a rare Saturday sitting on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal with the European Union, a decisive moment in the prolonged bid to end the Brexit stalemate. Various scenarios may be put in motion by the vote. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 19, 2019 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are marching through London as lawmakers debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new European Union divorce deal. Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing...
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) President and CEO Andy Vesey speaks during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 18, 2019 - 9:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel Batjer,...
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) President and CEO Andy Vesey speaks during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 18, 2019 - 8:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when it cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel Batjer, president of...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, second from right, arrives to appear before a joint House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform for a deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 18, 2019 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told impeachment investigators this week that he had raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, working with a Ukrainian gas company. Kent told lawmakers investigating President Donald Trump...
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A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The protests erupted over the government's plan to impose new taxes during a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters outside government headquarters in central Beirut shortly after Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave a long-awaited...
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A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The protests erupted over the government's plan to impose new taxes during a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Lebanon's prime minister has given his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing nationwide protests over the country's worsening...
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An anti-government protester makes victory sign, as he holds a Lebanese national flag and walks fire of tires that sits to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 11:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as thousands of demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the country's political class they perceive as being corrupt. The protests are the largest...
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An anti-government protester makes victory sign, as he holds a Lebanese national flag and walks fire of tires that sits to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 9:04 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the entire country's political class. The protests were the largest since 2015 and could further...
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Wine bottles sit in a boutique shop in Le Cannet-des-Maures, in the Provence region, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, are facing a U.S. tariff hike on Friday, with dollars 7.5 billion duties on a range of European goods approved by the World Trade Organization for illegal EU subsidies to aviation giant Airbus.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 18, 2019 - 8:39 am
PARIS (AP) — French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products. Some $7.5 million in U.S. tariffs on European food, wine and other goods took effect Friday, in...
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A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The protests erupted over the government's plan to impose new taxes during a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 7:25 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the entire country's political class. The protests were the largest since 2015, and could further...
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