International incidents

An anti-Brexit demonstrator cries as he gathers in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday against the deal struck between Britain's government and the EU in November. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The Spanish government has warned that the Brexit deal British lawmakers rejected was "the best possible" and that reopening negotiations "would lead to a dangerous scenario." Spain's Socialist...
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In this photo taken on Jan. 4, 2019, women pass by a new year decor outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, China will slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a bruising trade war with the U.S., officials said Tuesday at a briefing on plans for 2019 that were set at an annual meeting in December. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 15, 2019 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People's Bank of China is confident it can...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdongseen, as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. South Korea has stopped calling North Korea an "enemy" in its biennial defense document published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in an apparent effort to continue reconciliation with Pyongyang. The development comes as U.S. and North Korean leaders are looking to set up their second summit to defuse an international standoff over the North's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 15, 2019 - 1:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday. It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker checks on a soybean food at a processing factory in Xiaotun Township of Dafang County in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous year's 15.9 percent. (Luo Dafu/Xinhua via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 11:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion, but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald Trump's tariff hikes started to hurt demand. Exports to the United States in 2018 rose 11.3 percent to $478.4 billion...
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The Huawei logo displayed at the main office of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 11, 2019 - 8:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday. The development comes as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its allies not to use Huawei, the world's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. position, installed near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. An American military official said Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 that the U.S.-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 11, 2019 - 4:59 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus. State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan pose for a photo as they tour the newly inaugurated Cathedral of the Nativity Christ, in Egypt's New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 6:47 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday, arriving in Bahrain to continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America's partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean...
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Investors chat as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 09, 2019 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Share prices around the world surged further Wednesday amid hopes the U.S. and China are on course to resolve their trade dispute following three days of discussions in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX added 1.1 percent to 10,919 while the CAC 40 in France climbed 1.2...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at the main entrance gate of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were "going very well!" (AP Photo/Oliver Zhang)
January 09, 2019 - 6:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were "going very well!" No details were immediately announced, but stocks rose after talks planned for two days were...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Stocks are jumping at the open on Wall Street Friday as investors welcome news of trade talks between the U.S. and China and a big gain in jobs in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 04, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a strong report on the U.S. jobs...
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