National budgets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, right, as they walk across the street to an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders meet without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country's seats. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 23, 2018 - 10:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of European Union nations — minus Britain's prime minister — met Friday to begin what are expected to be acrimonious talks on how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Britain's departure. Yet one leader warned not to expect a...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — French investigators have dropped an investigation into rape accusations against President Emmanuel Macron's budget minister, citing a lack of evidence. The Paris prosecutor's office said Friday the investigation was unable to prove a lack of consent, and did not find signs of "...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director says a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money is not included in the administration's new budget request. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save money. That may make it harder to sell the complex plan to Congress in an election year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year. In budget documents,...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2018 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed budget (all times local): 3 p.m. So White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would vote for President Donald Trump's budget after all. Mulvaney, a former tea party congressman, flubbed a response at a Senate hearing Tuesday that...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, as he arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 13, 2018 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2006, file photo, made available by NASA, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam Jr., left, and European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, participate in a space walk during construction of the International Space Station. Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, U.S. government funding for the space station would cease by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage commercial development. (NASA via AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 3:13 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead. Under President Donald Trump's 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is receiving a frosty response from Democratic members of Congress. The president's plan would use $200 billion in federal money to leverage local...
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File- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney talking during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman who runs the White House budget office, said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, that Trump’s new budget, if implemented, would tame the deficit over time, though unlike last year’s submission, it wouldn’t promise to balance the federal ledger eventually. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 11, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a twist on Washington's truism about presidential budgets being D.O.A., President Donald Trump's 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead even before arrival. The original plan was for Trump's new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year's proposal, but instead...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget proposal (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump's budget for the 2019 fiscal year surpasses $4 trillion and seeks big increases in money to combat the opioid epidemic and billions for his long-promised border wall. The budget...
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