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November 29, 2019 - 6:32 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says European allies and Canada are spending even more than previously thought on defense, days before U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to repeat demands that other allies boost their budgets. Stoltenberg said Friday that European...
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Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). (AP Photo)
November 29, 2019 - 6:19 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court found...
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November 29, 2019 - 4:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court on Friday...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is to meet in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, whose recent public statement that it is "brain dead" has shaken the military alliance. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 28, 2019 - 11:13 am
PARIS (AP) — NATO leaders must stop bickering over defense spending and have a deep discussion about the future of the military alliance and how ties with Russia can be improved at a summit, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. Macron’s call for intensive talks on how to shore up...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, hold a joint press conference at the Elysee palace, Thursday, Nov.28, 2019 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron said the NATO needed "a wake up call" and that its leaders must have a strategic discussion about how the military alliance should work, including on improving ties with Russia. (Bertrand Guay, Pool via AP)
November 28, 2019 - 10:23 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on discussions ahead of next week’s NATO summit in London (all times local): 4:20 p.m. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the United States will pay less into the military alliance’s budget from next year, with Germany stepping up contributions to fill the gap. At...
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November 27, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the private sector. ESA, which began a two-day ministerial meeting Wednesday in Seville, Spain, is looking to increase its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, left, and Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman speak with reporters following the concession of incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Frankfort, Ky. It's a role that seems scripted for Coleman, as an educator transitioning to the job as a "full partner" in a Democratic administration that vows to make public education a top priority. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 27, 2019 - 3:08 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority. In the days since Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory in the Kentucky governor’s...
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November 27, 2019 - 12:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Massachusetts becoming the first state to ban flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes (all times local): 12:15 p.m. An industry group is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting about the German budget 2020 of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 27, 2019 - 7:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has vehemently rejected calls for Germany to run up new debt to finance investment in climate protection and other things. After years of balanced budgets, left-leaning opposition politicians have called for the government to borrow more to finance investment...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 27, 2019 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel scheduled the hearing as the...
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