Government policy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
January 14, 2020 - 2:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that he could seek exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea to bring about improved inter-Korean relations that he believes would help restart nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington. Moon has...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets members of the audience at a campaign stop at Iowa State University, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Aimes, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14, 2020 - 1:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date. The prime-time faceoff comes just 20 days before...
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January 14, 2020 - 1:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose 0.5% in 2019 despite a tariff war with Washington after growth rebounded in December on stronger demand from other markets. Exports to the United States fell 12.5% compared with 2018 after a 14.5% contraction in December, customs data showed Tuesday. The impact...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, people wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge rules that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 13, 2020 - 10:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. The American Civil...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the signing of an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Indexes were mixed in Europe while those in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea finished higher. Investor focus has shifted to the trade deal as concern over potential U.S.-Iranian conflict has faded. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 13, 2020 - 10:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the regional economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% in morning trading to 24,026.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6% to 6,946.80...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, people wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge rules that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 13, 2020 - 9:29 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. The American Civil...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, attendees visit the Ford booth during Auto China 2018 show held in Beijing, China. China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019’s announcement came after Washington agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese goods and to cut in half penalties that already were imposed. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 13, 2020 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is dropping its designation of China as a currency manipulator in advance of the signing Wednesday of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade agreement. The preliminary pact that the two sides are set to sign this week includes a section that's intended to prevent...
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January 13, 2020 - 2:07 pm
The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit from...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the signing of an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Indexes were mixed in Europe while those in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea finished higher. Investor focus has shifted to the trade deal as concern over potential U.S.-Iranian conflict has faded. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors looked ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks. The world’s largest economies are expected to sign the “Phase 1” trade agreement on Wednesday. It is being...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the signing of an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Indexes were mixed in Europe while those in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea finished higher. Investor focus has shifted to the trade deal as concern over potential U.S.-Iranian conflict has faded. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 13, 2020 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Monday as investors looked ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks. The world’s largest economies are expected to sign the “Phase 1” trade agreement on Wednesday. It is being viewed as an opening...
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