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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 11, 2018 - 3:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England. As a new round of talks opens between Britain and the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May is under mounting pressure to take sides in the Conservative Party's war over Brexit. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Monday that the time has come for the U.K. to clarify what relationship it wants with the bloc once it leaves, and warned that exiting its customs union would hurt trade. Michel Barnier shook his head as he outlined the results of a...
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Pro-EU membership supporters protest against Brexit across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. A leaked, and gloomy, economic forecast has inflamed arguments about Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Brexit-supporting politicians on Tuesday said those who released the document were trying to derail Britain’s EU exit, while pro-EU lawmakers accused the government of burying bad news. The assessment forecasts that the economy will be worse off after Britain leaves the EU, whatever trade deal the country strikes with the bloc. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A leaked, and gloomy, economic forecast has inflamed arguments about Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Brexit-supporting politicians on Tuesday said those who released the document were trying to derail the country's EU exit, while pro-EU lawmakers accused the government...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, file photo shows a Bombardier plant in Montreal. Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada's Bombardier. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 26, 2018 - 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Friday that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada's Bombardier. The 4-0 decision by the independent International Trade Commission effectively blocks the Trump administration from slapping 292...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already proving "very successful." He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 10:17 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Palestinians must return to peace talks with Israel to receive U.S. aid money. Trump's decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as...
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U.S. President Donald Trump alights from Air Force One at Zurich International Airport for the Davos World Economic Forum, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Zurich, Switzerland. Trump is attending the annual gathering for free-trade-loving political and business elites at the Davos economic summit in the Swiss Alps.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2018 - 7:29 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday, ready to play salesman during his debut appearance at an annual economic summit in the Swiss Alps and argue that his "America First" agenda can go hand-in-hand with global cooperation. Trump arrived in Zurich ahead...
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Emmanuel Macron, President of France, center, is surrounded by listeners after a special address as part of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 2 a.m. President Donald Trump says he's going to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "to tell the world how great America is and is doing." "Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing,...
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Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, walks through the snow during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 9:10 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall the opening day of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 2:58 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose...
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