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Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans as they wave Lebanese flags during a protest against new taxes in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators have descended on central Beirut to protest a broad tax hike they say is unfairly targeting the country's working classes. The Lebanese government is paralyzed over a budget proposal that would hike over a dozen tax rates to fund a salary hike for teachers and civil servants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale jolted the city. Hariri got out of his armored convoy behind the police line at the demonstration facing the...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:20 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could potentially lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted his coalition partners were required to side...
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Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans as they wave Lebanese flags during a protest against new taxes in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators have descended on central Beirut to protest a broad tax hike they say is unfairly targeting the country's working classes. The Lebanese government is paralyzed over a budget proposal that would hike over a dozen tax rates to fund a salary hike for teachers and civil servants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 19, 2017 - 9:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Prime Minister Saad Hariri's car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale gained force in the city. Hariri got out of his armored convoy behind the police line at the demonstration facing the...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers head into the final two weeks of the legislative session with a lot of unfinished business, including a state budget for the coming financial year. The General Assembly plans to adjourn on March 30, with only five days of floor votes scheduled. Lawmakers generally...
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March 19, 2017 - 7:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Sunday his coalition partners were required to side with his...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gestures as he arrives at the G20 finance minister meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries meeting in the southern...
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March 18, 2017 - 12:28 pm
G20-GLOBAL ECONOMY World powers fail to agree to oppose trade protectionism BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers have failed to agree on a joint position explicitly opposing trade protectionism amid pushback from the U.S. government. Finance ministers at the Group of 20...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gestures as he arrives at the G20 finance minister meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 12:16 pm
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers have dropped a pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the U.S. government of President Donald Trump, who wants to favor American companies and workers more. Finance ministers at a Group of 20 meeting in Germany...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the White House in Washington. The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who’ve made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They’re hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 18, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They're hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It's a gradual approach, with...
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March 18, 2017 - 11:30 am
FRANCE-AIRPORT SHOOTING Hollande says probe will determine whether attack was terrorism PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says investigators will determine whether the Orly Airport attacker "had a terrorist plot behind him." Soldiers at the busy Paris airport have shot and killed the...
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