Government policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 03, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A year since removing any legal barrier to remaining China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, an ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. The Chinese president and head of the ruling...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:12 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia were to sign a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. Trade ministers from the two countries...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:08 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia are signing a free trade agreement that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. The countries' trade ministers were to sign the...
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In this Feb. 22, 2019, photo, a port worker works among one of the first batches of Tesla Model 3 electric cars to be delivered to China at a port in Shanghai. In an unusual step, China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 03, 2019 - 7:45 pm
BEIJING (AP) — In an unusual step, China's ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. The battle with China's biggest trading partner is overshadowing the...
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March 02, 2019 - 1:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a "smear" campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda. Woody Johnson said in an article published in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday that U.S. food products are safe, and that scare...
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Protesters gather in Paris, France, Saturday, March 2, 2019. French yellow vests are protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 02, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vests protested Saturday for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are keeping up momentum against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. In Paris, more than a thousand protesters marched peacefully through...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a "smear" campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda. Woody Johnson said in an article published in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday that U.S. food products are safe, and that scare...
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People make their hands in the shape of a heart as they gather in front of Milan's gothic cathedral during an anti-racism demonstration, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 02, 2019 - 11:01 am
MILAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in Italy's financial capital against policies by the populist government that they say promote racism. The Milan city official in charge of migrant policy, Pierfrancesco Majorino, put the number of marchers under the banner "People First" at 200...
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Oakland Technical High School teacher Cris Bautista pickets in front of the school, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. Bautista is among Oakland educators who are currently out on strike to push for a 12 percent pay raise, arguing their salaries are not nearly keeping up with the soaring cost of living in a region flush with technology industry money. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. The English and history teacher is among the Oakland educators who went on...
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Protesters gather in Paris, France, Saturday, March 2, 2019. French yellow vests are protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 02, 2019 - 7:14 am
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vests were protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. In Paris, protesters gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument as a march was...
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