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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite continuing worries about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 19, 2018 - 2:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street sustained investor optimism into the new week, despite continuing worries over trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to finish at 21,821.16 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Attorney Mark Patterson poses in his law firm's offices Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. "There's a huge fear of folks my age that they're going to run out of money and they're going to need to rely on the government for help," Patterson said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
November 19, 2018 - 1:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There's no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018, photo, a Japanese flag is hoisted near the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan recorded a trade deficit in October but a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September, according to government data released Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year, the Finance Ministry said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 18, 2018 - 11:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit grew to its largest since July 2015 in October as a gain in exports was outpaced by a nearly 20 percent jump in imports. The Ministry of Finance said Monday that exports grew at an 8.2 percent annual pace. In September, exports had fallen 1.2 percent from the...
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Occupy Central leaders, from right, Tanya Chan, Chan Kin Man, Benny Tai, Chu Yiu Ming and Lee Wing Tat shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement stand trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Prof. Benny Tai Yiu-Ting, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Three protest leaders and six others went on trial Monday for their involvement in the "Occupy Central" demonstration that paralyzed Hong Kong's financial district for more than two months in 2014. Fanned by more than 100 supporters, some holding the yellow umbrellas that came to...
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November 18, 2018 - 8:17 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shareholders have given final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine despite one shareholder's late bid to stop the deal. Antony Catalano is a former...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, file photo, former New York City Mayor and United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg speaks at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington. Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jude Law in a scene from "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, shake hands after a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 18, 2018 - 3:09 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defense, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while their authority...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, delivers a speech during a meeting of the German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 during an hour of commemoration on the 'Volkstrauertag', Germany's national day of mourning. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 18, 2018 - 9:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local): 3:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for Europe to take more responsibility for its defense and security and for France and Germany to play a leading role together. Macron made the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal, it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty." Defiant in the face of mounting criticism, May said Thursday she believed "with every fiber of my being" that the deal her government struck with the European Union was the right one. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
November 18, 2018 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union...
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