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In this Feb. 9, 2016 photo made available by NASA, a mockup of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, in development in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, splashes into a 20-foot-deep basin at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., during testing of the spacecraft’s landing systems design. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules. (David C. Bowman/NASA via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules, the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended Wednesday. That's the top suggestion in the GAO's latest report on the SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules under...
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President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Mats Harborn speaks during the release of a report in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The business group says European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 10, 2018 - 3:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tariff hikes are "hitting immediately the bottom line" of companies...
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President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Mats Harborn speaks during the release of a report in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The business group says European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 10, 2018 - 2:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tariff hikes are "hitting immediately the bottom line" of companies...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad speaks to the media at a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, July 6, 2018. Mahathir says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 06, 2018 - 2:42 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate terms for China-backed rail and gas pipeline projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The government has ordered Chinese state-owned companies to suspend work on the $20...
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July 06, 2018 - 1:43 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The Finance Ministry said Thursday it has ordered Chinese contractors building the $20 billion East Coast...
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FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, former billionaire Eike Batista, a Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, attends his hearing at a federal criminal court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Batista as convicted on Monday, July 2, 2018 of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 03, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian businessman who amassed and then lost a multi-billion-dollar fortune has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. Eike Batista was found guilty of paying around $16.5 million in bribes to the former Rio de Janeiro governor to gain an...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said on Monday it would negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after the Australian prime minister warned China against building a military base on the South Pacific island nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the negotiations during a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea...
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June 04, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government has ordered all procurement and accounting officers in all ministries and state-owned corporations to leave their offices for fresh screening as President Uhuru Kenyatta's government attempts combat endemic corruption. A statement signed by Interior Ministry...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims he later met with Mohammed bin Salman, who by then had been elevated to crown prince, and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...
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