National governments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint statement after the exploratory talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 13, 2018 - 12:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Members of the center-left Social Democratic Party in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state have voted against a proposed national-level coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc. German news agency dpa reported that delegates at a party convention in the eastern state narrowly backed a...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration — a development the state attorney general is using to try to persuade Northwest...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued presence in the government fuels the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. The report from a European...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things and let states recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue. Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when internet...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint statement after the exploratory talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hopes for a new government in Germany sent the euro and markets higher Friday on relief that the Europe's biggest economy might soon get stable leadership. But it left some economists and business lobbyists saying it offers too little to support the country's prosperity...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint statement after the exploratory talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 12, 2018 - 12:16 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hopes for a new government in Germany sent the euro and markets higher Friday on relief that the Europe's biggest economy might soon get stable leadership. But it left some economists and business lobbyists saying it offers too little to support the country's prosperity...
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OG&E's Mustang Energy Center power plant is pictured in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has asked for a reduction in customer utility rates from the state's leading utility companies, after the corporate income tax rate went from 35 percent to 21 percent. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 12, 2018 - 10:46 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is flanked by Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer, left, and Social Democratic Party Chairman Martin Schulz as they arrive for a joint statement after the exploratory talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 9:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel took a significant step toward ending Germany's lengthy political impasse by securing a preliminary agreement Friday to enter formal coalition talks with a center-left party. The deal was welcomed by Germany's European allies, but her prospective partner now...
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