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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.
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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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U.S. - China trade war
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Tim Jimenez
May 06, 2019 - 6:55 am
UPDATED: 9:30 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tweet from President Donald Trump is rattling the markets and could throw a monkey wrench into trade talks with China this week. This morning, the president tweeted, "With China we lose 500 billion dollars. Sorry, we're not going to be doing that...
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In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo, a trading post sports the Spotify logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
April 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify said Monday that its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music. The Stockholm-based company called the figure, which was reached during the first...
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In this March 27, 2019 file photo, signs about measles and the measles vaccine are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo, File
April 29, 2019 - 11:37 am
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Measles continues to spread in the United States, with more 704 cases reported so far this year in 22 states. U.S. health officials on Monday updated the national tally. It has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases...
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