Government policy

November 13, 2018 - 1:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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Commuters look out of a window of a bus with a bank advertise during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. The advertisement reads "A warm-hearted bank." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 13, 2018 - 12:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. Li said Tuesday in Singapore that China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 13, 2018 - 12:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce U.S. trade deficit. Pence...
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Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 12, 2018 - 11:48 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to Tsukuba University in Japan for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her husband, Mike...
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Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 12, 2018 - 11:45 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant to a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration. Art therapy is a mental health profession to help people...
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A journalist walks past ASEAN member country flags at the Suntec Convention Centre during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 12, 2018 - 10:48 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Countries across the region, many of which have relied...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 12, 2018 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week. Pence told Abe as their talks started that...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 12, 2018 - 9:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week. Pence told Abe as their talks started Tuesday...
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A journalist walks past ASEAN member country flags at the Suntec Convention Centre during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 12, 2018 - 9:42 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to the global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Newly imposed tariffs on billions of dollars'...
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