Government policy

April 12, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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April 12, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A second federal judge has blocked the Department of Homeland Security from forcing tens of thousands of Haitians to return to their native country. U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz in New York issued a nationwide injunction Thursday preventing the department from terminating...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2019 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" in Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had...
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April 12, 2019 - 2:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration asked an appeals court Friday to let it continue returning asylum seekers to Mexico, hours before a U.S. judge's order was set to go into effect blocking the unprecedented change to the U.S. asylum process. Judge Richard Seeborg's ban was set to go into...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. House Democrats are rounding the first 100 days of their new majority taking stock of their accomplishments, noting the stumbles and marking their place as a frontline of resistance to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 12, 2019 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has at least twice considered a plan to release detained immigrants into "sanctuary cities," three people familiar with the idea confirmed Friday — a plan that critics branded as an effort to use migrants as pawns to go after political opponents. The idea of...
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President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2019 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to...
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In this April 1, 2019, photo, tugboats move a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. Data released Friday, April 12, 2019, shows that China's exports rebounded from a contraction in March and sales to the United States grew strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes.(Chinatopix via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rebounded from a slump in March and sales to the United States rose strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Exports rose 14.2% over a year ago to $198.7 billion, a spokesman for the customs agency said Friday, recovering from February's 20.8%...
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