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A party boat cruises over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, on a warm Saturday evening, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 11, 2019 - 10:47 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank appears to be preparing a new shot of stimulus to prop up the economy, amid broader questions about whether central banks like the ECB and the U.S. Federal Reserve can re-energize global growth on their own. Analysts say the bank is likely to cut...
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A party boat cruises over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, on a warm Saturday evening, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Analysts say European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is preparing a new shot of stimulus to prop up economic growth and inflation, though doubts are growing about whether central banks like the ECB and the U.S. Federal Reserve can save the global economy by themselves. The...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds an envelope as she arrives for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 11, 2019 - 8:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will have to spend money to combat climate change, but doing so is a good investment. Speaking to lawmakers Wednesday during parliament's annual budget debate, Merkel said "if we want to drive forward climate protection, this will cost...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sits at the Senate during a second confidence vote on his coalition government, in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Conte won the second of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government won a final confidence vote Tuesday in the Senate, clearing a key hurdle as it prepares to draft a painful budget law that risks splitting the already shaky coalition. After easily clinching a first confidence vote Monday in the...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sits at the Senate during a second confidence vote on his coalition government, in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Conte won the second of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2019 - 1:34 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government cleared a second key hurdle, winning a confidence vote Tuesday in the Senate where his uneasy, left-leaning coalition commands a slim majority. After easily clinching a first confidence vote Monday in the lower Chamber of...
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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte intervenes in the debate at the Senate ahead of a second confidence vote on his coalition government, in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Conte on Monday won the first of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2019 - 1:11 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's new pro-European government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Italy's new pro-Europe government has won its final mandatory confidence vote in Parliament. Premier Giuseppe Conte's coalition of rival parties clinched the Senate vote on Tuesday with 169 in favor, 133...
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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte intervenes in the debate at the Senate ahead of a second confidence vote on his coalition government, in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Conte on Monday won the first of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new government on Tuesday faces a second confidence vote, needed for his uneasy left-leaning coalition to remain in power, as it prepares to approve a painful budget law that risks splitting the already shaky alliance. After easily surviving a first...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month's end and to give the slow-moving Senate time to act on $1.4 trillion worth of spending bills that fill in the details on this summer's bipartisan budget and debt deal. Lowey says the temporary funding bill would likely extend until "sometime in November." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month's end and to give the Senate time to get moving on $1.4 trillion in spending bills to fill in the details on this summer's bipartisan budget and debt deal...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte shakes hands with Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after addressing parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The 5-Stars-PD alliance was the unexpected result of Italy's mid-summer crisis, which began when the League's Matteo Salvini, then the powerful interior minister and deputy premier, pulled the plug on the coalition hoping to trigger snap elections and win the premiership.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 09, 2019 - 2:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte pitched lawmakers for support Monday ahead of crucial confidence votes on his 4-day-old, left-tilting coalition government while fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of...
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This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
September 09, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the...
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