Government policy

In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019, photo, containers are piled up at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China's imports from the United States plunged 31.4% in June from a year earlier amid a tariff war with Washington, while exports to the U.S. market sank 7.8%, Customs data showed Friday, July 12, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 11:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. And there's no letup in sight: Tensions between the world's two biggest economies continue to simmer even though President Donald Trump and his Chinese...
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Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019. The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. The U.S. has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)
July 12, 2019 - 11:01 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry statement said "the first group of equipment" of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 2, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, USA. The Dutch government announced Friday July 12, 2019, that Rutte will visit Trump at the White House next Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, international trade and security cooperation, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
July 12, 2019 - 10:48 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, but said Friday he can't yet give the president a response to American requests for assistance in Syria and the Strait of Hormuz. Rutte will meet Trump at the White House next Thursday...
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Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., gives opening remarks before the House Oversight Committee hearing on family separation and detention centers, Friday, July 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on four Democratic freshmen at a House committee hearing (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A Democratic House committee chairman says the Trump administration's now-abandoned policy of separating migrant children from their families as they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border...
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Kim You-geun, deputy chief of South Korea's presidential national security office, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 12, 2019. South Korea proposed an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea. (Lee Yun-chung/Newsis via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 10:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it wants an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea. Kim You-geun, deputy director of South...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 12, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly higher in early morning trading on Friday, as declines in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer and industrial company stocks. The gains came a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 27,000 points for the first...
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In this image from file video provided by UK Ministry of Defence, British navy vessel HMS Montrose escorts another ship during a mission to remove chemical weapons from Syria at sea off coast of Cyprus in February 2014. The British Navy said it intercepted an attempt on Thursday, July 11, 2019, by three Iranian paramilitary vessels to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel just days after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. A U.K. government statement said Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from the HMS Montrose accompanying the commercial ship through the narrow Strait of Hormuz. (UK Ministry of Defence via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 10:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf. The comments from Iran's...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., prepares to do a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Friday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee’s session comes as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats revealed distressing new details Friday about migrant children separated from families as four of the party's star freshmen prepared to tell a House committee about the squalid conditions they saw at migrant detention stations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Friday's House...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event about the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 12, 2019 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to reminisce about his upset Wisconsin win in the 2016 election after Democrat Hillary Clinton took the state for granted. He's determined not to make the same mistake himself. Wisconsin now counts as a pivotal state for the president's re-election...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., prepares to do a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Friday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee’s session comes as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats revealed distressing new details Friday about migrant children separated from families as four of the party's star freshmen prepared to tell a House committee about the squalid conditions they saw at migrant detention stations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Friday's House...
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