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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the budget agreement, China and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 01, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:20 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is tamping down expectations on passing a Republican-led health care bill through the House. Spicer says, "we're not there yet," but adds that the Trump administration is "...
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Pope Francis speaks on the occasion of an audience with members of the Catholic Action association, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 30, 2017 - 6:41 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners. Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday that, united in sorrow with the families of victims,...
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From left, EU Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk make their way to a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU leaders met on Saturday for the first time as the formal European Council of 27 to adopt guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 29, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." The 27 EU leaders in Brussels finalized the...
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Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, from left, are pictured at a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU leaders met on Saturday for the first time as the formal European Council of 27 to adopt guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 9:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." The 27 EU leaders in Brussels finalized the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, April 28, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday amid jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
April 28, 2017 - 8:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. In Europe, economic indicators showed a slowdown in Britain but a rise in eurozone inflation to healthier levels. KEEPING SCORE...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with employee Graeme Sharrocks, left, during a visit to IKO Polymetric factory in Chesterfield, England, while on the election campaign trail, Thursday April 27, 2017. Britain goes to the polls for a General Election on upcoming June 8. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 6:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union spurred inflation and forced consumers to rein in spending. The economy grew 0.3 percent from the previous quarter, slower than the 0.4 percent forecast, the Office...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is on his way to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economic recovery in the 19-country is becoming stronger. Though a raft of economic indicators in recent weeks have pointed to a strengthening...
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Supporters listen to French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during an election campaign rally in Arras, northern France, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 27, 2017 - 6:12 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year. However, with uncertainties remaining over the outcome of the French presidential election and inflation still low, the European...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year. However, with uncertainties remaining over the outcome of the French presidential election and inflation still low, the European...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Lew testified before the committee's hearing on the state of international finance. Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the Dodd-Frank law, the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The sweeping legislation rolled out by Hensarling, a Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank's fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, could dismantle the financial law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While...
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