Government policy

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a bilateral meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 15, 2018 - 1:34 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of miles from home, Vice President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald Trump's military strike in Syria to a summit of Latin America leaders. Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike targeting...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a bilateral meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the topic of funding President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall did not come up in his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at an...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a bilateral meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): Noon U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto he looks forward to discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement and a "broad range of issues." The Mexican...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a Venezuela's flag pin from Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma during a meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 13, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Showing solidarity with opposition leaders, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American allies on Friday to further isolate Venezuela, suggesting the Trump administration would seek additional sanctions to counter the country's political crisis. Pence, in Lima for the...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is again declining to name China as a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring of practices that the administration says are making America's trade deficit worse. In a report the administration must issue...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence in Washington. Pence plans to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his weekend trip to Peru. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Filling in for his boss, Vice President Mike Pence intends to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his weekend trip to Peru. Pence arrived in Lima, Peru, on Friday for the Summit of the Americas, subbing...
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A Hezbollah supporter waves her group flags during an election campaign speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, April 13, 2018. Nasrallah says Monday's attack on the T4 air base ushers in a new phase that puts Israel in a state of "direct confrontation" with the Islamic Republic of Iran. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 13, 2018 - 3:44 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Russia's military says its personnel in a Syrian city allegedly hit by a chemical weapons attack have not found evidence to support the claim. Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian center for reconciliation of...
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April 13, 2018 - 7:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have submitted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States. The bill, which was drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the new round of U.S. sanctions announced last week, proposes a wide range of restrictions for...
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Indonesian laborers work at Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction site in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 13, 2018. Moody's upgraded Indonesia's credit rating on Friday due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
April 13, 2018 - 5:35 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Moody's upgraded Indonesia's credit rating on Friday due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy. In a boost for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ambitious plans to...
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In this March 29, 2018 photo, a cargo truck drives amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion.(AP Photo/File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion. Exports contracted 2.7 percent from a year earlier to $174.1 billion, down from the 24.4...
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