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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 01, 2017 - 11:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. KEEPING SCORE: Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4 percent to 20,139.31 as the yen weakened...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions carry an effigy of South Korean President Park Geun-hye as they march during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea. Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea’s next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There is concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to North Korea when South Koreans pick their next leader on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Anger over allegations of collusion between big businesses and the government helped trigger massive monthslong protests that led to the ouster of Park in March and the arrest of the de-facto leader at Samsung, South Korea’s largest business group. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting stubbornly low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea's next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There's concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to...
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In this photo taken April 26, 2017, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. testifies on Capitol in Washington. Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to slap Pyongyang with new sanctions that target the wayward nation’s shipping industry and use of slave labor. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 04, 2017 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. Lawmakers are set to approve the measure later Thursday as tensions to...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Alexandra Kaldis Venzke, owner of Sultana's Daughter, works in her shop in Houston. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in April. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 03, 2017 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 177,000 jobs last month, a private survey found, a solid gain that suggests the economy is still expanding despite recent signs of slower growth. April's hiring is down from a revised 255,000 in the previous month, ADP said Wednesday . The figure is the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017 file photo, an Alitalia plane comes in for landing at Linate Airport, in Milan, Italy. Italy’s struggling flagship airline, Alitalia, headed toward its second period of receivership in a decade on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 with the board of directors saying it had no choice after workers overwhelmingly rejected a relaunch plan that would have unlocked new investments. The board expressed “deep regret” that workers had voted against the government-brokered relaunch plan, which had softened planned job and salary cuts but was criticized for not having realistic strategy for reviving revenue. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
May 02, 2017 - 12:03 pm
MILAN (AP) — Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia headed toward its second period of receivership in a decade on Tuesday with the board saying it had no choice after workers rejected a relaunch plan that would have unlocked new investments. The board expressed "deep regret" that workers had voted...
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File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya checkpoint , between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel began construction of its 150-mile (250-kilometer) separation barrier in 2002 in response to a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings. Israel says the structure is a defense measure. But because it frequently juts into occupied West Bank land, the Palestinians see it as a land grab that poses an obstacle to their dream of establishing an independent state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
April 27, 2017 - 2:23 am
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017 file photo, an Alitalia plane comes in for landing at Linate Airport, in Milan, Italy. Alitalia says it’s still flying normally for now, after employees rejected a government-brokered deal of salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at avoiding bankruptcy for Italy’s financially troubled flagship airline. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
April 25, 2017 - 9:15 am
ROME (AP) — Alitalia is expected to start bankruptcy procedures after employees rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at saving Italy's financially troubled flagship airline. The company's board said Tuesday that "given the impossibility of recapitalization" it has decided to "begin...
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April 23, 2017 - 7:20 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is "keen to...
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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid...
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April 17, 2017 - 12:29 am
AP-AS-PENCE-KOREA-THE-LATEST The Latest: Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the North Korean regime to move toward...
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