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Policemen in riot gear stand on a street as they confront protesters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: "Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!" Trump also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling him a "...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speaks Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, during a visit to the Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 14, 2019 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: "Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!" Trump also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling him a "...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in Downing Street in London. Hammond, who stepped down as Treasury chief before Boris Johnson became prime minister, has broken his silence on the new administration in an article published in The Times of London Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019, saying Britain is being pushed towards a no-deal Brexit by "unelected people". (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 14, 2019 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's former top finance official accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Wednesday of steering the country toward a damaging no-deal Brexit that isn't backed by Parliament or British voters. Johnson, in turn, alleged that anti-Brexit U.K. politicians...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 16, 2019 photo cars for export and import are stored in front of containers at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany. The German economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry weighed on Europe's largest economy. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
August 14, 2019 - 4:07 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry weighed on Europe's largest economy. The state statistics agency Destatis said Wednesday that falling exports had held back...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a drink from a prison mug as he talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. In an announcement on Sunday Johnson promised more prisons and stronger police powers in an effort to fight violent crime. ( AP Photo/Jon Super)
August 13, 2019 - 12:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that getting a free trade deal with the United States would be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals once it leaves the European Union. Bolton said...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a drink from a prison mug as he talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. In an announcement on Sunday Johnson promised more prisons and stronger police powers in an effort to fight violent crime. ( AP Photo/Jon Super)
August 13, 2019 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that getting a free trade deal with the United States would be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals once it leaves the European Union. Bolton said...
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In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Informations Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are seen during their meeting inside the UN buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are meeting to scope out whether there's enough common ground for a return to formal peace talks. (Stavros Ioannides/PIO via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 11:03 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of the ethnically divided east Mediterranean island of Cyprus are ready to meet with the U.N. secretary-general next month to map out possible next steps toward a resumption of formal reunification talks, officials said Friday. U.N. spokesman Aleem Siddique said...
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In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Informations Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are seen during their meeting inside the UN buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are meeting to scope out whether there's enough common ground for a return to formal peace talks. (Stavros Ioannides/PIO via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 10:20 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of the ethnically divided east Mediterranean island of Cyprus are ready to meet with the U.N. secretary-general next month to map out possible next steps toward a resumption of formal reunification talks, officials said Friday. U.N. spokesman Aleem Siddique said...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after meeting with people affected by the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 09, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid. With his...
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In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Informations Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are seen during their meeting inside the UN buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are meeting to scope out whether there's enough common ground for a return to formal peace talks. (Stavros Ioannides/PIO via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 7:11 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations spokesman says the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island of Cyprus are ready to meet with the U.N. secretary-general next month to map out the next steps toward a hoped-for resumption of formal reunification talks. Spokesman Aleem Siddique said the...
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