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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other outside the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow, Russia. Russia is an ally of the Venezuelan president, who is under challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido in a resurgence of the country’s political crisis after declaring presidential authority and vowing to oust the socialist leader. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the opposition's plan to ram the aid across the border as a...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attend a joint news conference after a meeting at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 20, 2019 - 11:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom. The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign Minister...
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This July 2018, photo shows containers piled up at a Tokyo port. Japan's exports have fallen 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Customs data released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 showed exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17 percent decline in shipments to China. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 11:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, according to customs data released Wednesday, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows part of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Stocks shock off an early wobble on Wall Street Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market's gains into a fourth week. Solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Communication services stocks and banks also contributed...
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FILE - In this this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee speaks to a crowd of Democratic supporters in Washington. Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are in a mad scramble to lure the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he will choose the site by the end of this month. Houston is trying to show...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi shake hands during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 5:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Iranian foreign minister's passionate defense of his country's interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him "a famous person" in China, his Chinese counterpart told him Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign...
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Residents line up to buy propane gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 19, 2019 - 4:41 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 19, 2019 - 4:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Tuesday following a choppy day in Asia as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington. Germany's DAX was flat at 0.1 percent to 11,300.61 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.3 percent to 5,152.88. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.5...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 16, 2019 - 7:46 pm
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, during a bilateral meeting at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's ashamed that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence didn't mention climate change at an international security conference and is vowing...
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