Government policy

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Asian stock markets have risen after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 02, 2019 - 4:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. London and Frankfurt advanced in early trading while Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed higher. Monthly surveys showed Chinese manufacturing output rose...
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Attendees queue at one of the security control at the COP25 climate talks summit in Madrid, Monday Dec. 2, 2019. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Delegates from almost 200 countries will try to put the finishing touches on the rules governing the 2015 Paris climate accord at the COP25 climate talks Dec. 2-13 meeting. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 02, 2019 - 4:26 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the COP21 climate summit in Madrid (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Democratic members of Congress say the United States remains committed to the Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, photo, trucks load containers at the automated container dockyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. A Chinese official newspaper has reiterated, repeatedly, Beijing's demand that the U.S. roll back tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration in exchange for a deal. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times ran several articles Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 that emphasized there would be no deal without a promise to phase out the tariffs imposed by Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 4:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China expects the U.S. to roll back some tariffs on its exports as part of a trade deal, an official newspaper said Monday, reiterating Beijing’s insistence that President Donald Trump’s administration be “flexible” and “reasonable.” The Communist Party newspaper Global Times ran...
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Attendees sit next to a security control access at the COP25 climate talks summit in Madrid, Monday Dec. 2, 2019. Delegates from almost 200 countries have begun a two-week international climate conference in Madrid that seeks to step-up efforts to stop global warming. The opening of the COP25 summit came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the efforts so far are insufficient to overcome the "point of no return" in climate change. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 02, 2019 - 3:36 am
MADRID (AP) — The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries warned at its opening Monday that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history.” Chile’s environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, said that the Dec. 2-13...
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Attendees queue at one of the security control at the COP25 climate talks summit in Madrid, Monday Dec. 2, 2019. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Delegates from almost 200 countries will try to put the finishing touches on the rules governing the 2015 Paris climate accord at the COP25 climate talks Dec. 2-13 meeting. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 02, 2019 - 2:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Delegates from almost 200 countries have begun a two-week international climate conference in Madrid that seeks to step up efforts to stop global warming. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the efforts so far are insufficient to overcome the “point of no return”...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Asian stock markets have risen after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 02, 2019 - 1:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Monthly surveys showed Chinese manufacturing output rose in November, defying expectations of a...
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In this Nov. 27, 2019, photo, a solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province. As world leaders gather in Madrid to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight is falling on China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
December 02, 2019 - 1:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it...
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December 01, 2019 - 10:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official newspaper has reiterated, repeatedly, Beijing’s demand that the U.S. roll back tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration in exchange for a deal. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times ran several articles Monday that emphasized there would be...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. This year’s international talks on tackling climate change were meant to be a walk in the park compared to previous instalments. But with scientists issuing dire warnings about the pace of global warming and the need to urgently cut greenhouse gas emissions, officials are under pressure to finalize the rules of the 2015 Paris accord and send a signal to anxious voters. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 01, 2019 - 7:11 pm
MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate...
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FILE -In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “three amigos” used to mean just one thing in Washington -- the trio of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the trouble spots of the world. Now, it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys pushing Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and Joe Biden.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of...
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