Government policy

Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 10:11 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the...
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A coal-burning power plant steams in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 7:42 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions of dollars more for missile defense programs to counter the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. The defense...
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Participants sit on the floor in front of a poster during a break at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 1:34 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States is still committed to reducing greenhouse gas even though the Trump administration still plans to pull out of the Paris accord fighting global warming, the top U.S. representative at international climate talks told other delegates Thursday. Britain and Canada...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo traffic crowds a road in Moscow, Russia after a sunset as smoke billows from a power plant in background. The COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, is scheduled to end Friday, Nov. 17 and aims at producing draft rules for implementing the Paris accord. . (AP Photo/Pavel Glolovkin, file)
November 16, 2017 - 12:23 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The top U.S. representative at international climate talks says President Donald Trump's administration hasn't changed plans to pull out of the Paris accord on combating global warming, but remains...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions would forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling with their own wellbeing and boosting premiums for others. Just as important, the drive by GOP senators to undo “Obamacare’s” coverage requirement fits in with Trump administration efforts to write regulations allowing for plans with limited benefits and lower premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions are expected to skip coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance. Many are gambling that they won't get sick but their actions will boost premiums for others. The drive by Senate Republicans to undo the coverage requirement...
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November 16, 2017 - 12:16 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy grew at a faster than expected 6.9 percent annual pace in the July-September quarter, helped by increased public spending on pay hikes for government personnel, officials said Thursday. Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia described the growth...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An author, educator and longtime critic of American foreign policy who co-wrote the influential media study "Manufacturing Consent" has died. Edward S. Herman was 92. "Manufacturing Consent" co-author Noam Chomsky says Herman died Nov. 11 in Philadelphia. No other details were...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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