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The Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida.
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August 28, 2019 - 8:11 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region Wednesday night, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm. Power outages and flooding were reported across the U.S. Virgin...
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Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems, particularly among children and the elderly, have increased as fires in the region rage.
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August 28, 2019 - 7:52 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply...
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A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
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August 26, 2019 - 7:51 pm
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." The international...
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Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping
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August 23, 2019 - 9:29 am
WASHINTON D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and China escalated their 13-month trade war Friday, sending financial markets tumbling and intensifying worries about the health of the global economy. Trump answered a new round of trade sanctions from China by promising a still-secret response, joking...
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Cargo ship
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August 22, 2019 - 7:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to "meet each other halfway" and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger retaliation. Exporters are preparing for a Sept. 1 increase in U.S. duties in a fight over trade and technology...
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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a r
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August 22, 2019 - 6:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has...
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In this June 11 2004, file photo, supporters of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) display an old South African flag, second from left, an old Afrikaner "Vierkleur" flag and swastika-like flags.
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August 21, 2019 - 11:44 am
By Mogomotsi Magoma, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. Judge Phineas Mojapelo said the ruling was not a...
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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment on US President's cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Department in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
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August 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
By Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is "disappointed and surprised" by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump's idea of buying the semi-autonomous Arctic territory of...
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People gather in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the "Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally" in Hong Kong.
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August 19, 2019 - 6:07 pm
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media...
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Huawei
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August 19, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday that the United States will extend by 90 days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei. The U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese technology giant in May, deeming it a national security risk and restricting sales of U.S...
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