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In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo, Aviation Maintenance Administratinman 2nd Class Jason Caldwell observes sunrise on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln while transiting the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley, U.S. Navy via AP
May 15, 2019 - 1:10 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:15 a.m. The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Norway are formally notifying the United...
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This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo, File
May 15, 2019 - 7:26 am
By Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 99%...
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
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Steve Tawa
May 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While it's being referred to as a "trade war," a University of Pennsylvania professor believes the core of the U.S.-China dispute revolves around competition over the future of innovation and different business models between the two countries. Minyuan Zhao, an...
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In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London.
Matt Dunham/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 9:16 am
By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian...
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Shoppers walk by foreign fashion boutiques at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Andy Wong/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in U.S. tariffs on its exports. The Finance Ministry said Monday the new penalty duties of 5% to 25% on...
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A man rubs his forehead as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, May 13, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China ended Friday without an agreement.
Andy Wong/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets fell on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up without an agreement, with economists warning that the escalating dispute over trade and technology would likely hurt economic growth. The CAC 40 in Paris...
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An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Jon Gambrell/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The owners of a Norwegian-flagged oil tanker say their vessel sustained a hole in its hull from "an unknown object" while off the coast of the United...
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Waving flag of North Korea
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May 09, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. The Justice Department announced the seizure Thursday of the Wise Honest. The ship was...
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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019.
AP Photo
May 06, 2019 - 5:14 pm
By Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman BEIJING (AP) — By threatening to raise taxes on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump is throwing down a challenge to Beijing: Agree to sweeping changes in China's government-dominated economic model — or suffer the consequences. The unexpected ultimatum,...
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A woman touches a bull statue on display outside a bank in Beijing, Monday, May 6, 2019.
Andy Wong/AP Photo
May 06, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese envoys are preparing to travel to the United States for trade talks, a government spokesman said Monday, suggesting talks on ending a bruising tariff war will go ahead despite President Donald Trump's surprise threat to raise import taxes...
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