National budgets

Delegates from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) arrive at the Great Hall of the People to attend a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, Saturday, March 4, 2017. China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 04, 2017 - 2:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy despite regional tensions over the South China Sea and other issues. Total defense spending would account for about 1...
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Delegates from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) arrive at the Great Hall of the People to attend a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, Saturday, March 4, 2017. China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 04, 2017 - 1:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy. Total defense spending would account for about 1.3 percent of projected gross domestic project in 2017, said Fu Ying...
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Bus ushers jump as they pose for photographs in front of the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, Friday, March 3, 2017. Thousands of delegates have gathered at the Chinese capital for the opening of the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which advises the rubberstamp parliament, whose annual session begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 03, 2017 - 10:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China says its defense budget will rise by about 7 percent in 2017, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy. The precise figure will be provided by Premier Li Keqiang in his address Sunday morning at the opening of the legislature's annual session. Depending on...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia as he promotes his plans for a major buildup of the nation's military. Trump is traveling Thursday to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is predicting that the Affordable Care Act will survive as he describes a White House and GOP in disarray. Schumer says the law, also referred to as "Obamacare," will not be...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with National Governors Association Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 26, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The White House is preparing to propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency. Those changes are part of a set of marching...
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