National budgets

April 23, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations. Bloomberg, who has long championed the fight against global warming, will make up the shortfall in the agency's budget caused by U.S. funding...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:09 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has beaten its bailout budget targets for a third successive year and eased its massive debt burden by a fraction as the country prepares to exit its international rescue program in four months. The country's independent statistics agency on Monday reported long-awaited...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before they visit the reconstruction site of the Berlin Palace in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listens to speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 as European lawmakers raise placards reading "Stop the War in Syria" in protest against airstrikes launched by the U.S., Britain and France in Syria last week criticizing the legitimacy of the operation. Macron is expected to outline his vision for the future of Europe to push for deep reforms of the 19-nation eurozone and will launch a drive to seek European citizens' opinions on the European Union's future. (AP Photo/ Jean Francois Badias)
April 17, 2018 - 9:05 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting her sights on a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron later this week as "another building block" toward...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, poses as he is welcomed by European Parliament president Antonio Tajani upon his arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. In his speech to European lawmakers Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Macron will launch a drive to seek European citizens' opinions on the European Union's future. (AP Photo/ Jean Francois Badias)
April 17, 2018 - 7:51 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen has welcomed the speech by French President Emmanuel Macron to the European Parliament, saying it was "good to...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, poses as he is welcomed by European Parliament president Antonio Tajani upon his arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. In his speech to European lawmakers Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Macron will launch a drive to seek European citizens' opinions on the European Union's future. (AP Photo/ Jean Francois Badias)
April 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament (all times local): 12:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union shouldn't accept any new member countries until the 28-nation bloc is more deeply integrated and has...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, poses as he is welcomed by European Parliament president Antonio Tajani upon his arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. In his speech to European lawmakers Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Macron will launch a drive to seek European citizens' opinions on the European Union's future. (AP Photo/ Jean Francois Badias)
April 17, 2018 - 5:44 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament (all times local): 11:40 a.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is proposing creating a new tax on the digital economy to help finance the European Union budget. In a speech in Strasbourg-...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb safety net program. Walker sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 11, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted,...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $208.7 billion in March, an increase of more than $32 billion from a year ago as revenues slipped and expenditures climbed. The Treasury Department reports that the February deficit was 18.4 percent higher than a year ago,...
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