Economic policy

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file image made from video, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, June 22, 2020 to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo, File)
June 22, 2020 - 10:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. The spying charges are “completely different” from the case...
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June 18, 2020 - 9:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday extended restrictions for another year on importing products from, or investing in, Ukraine’s Crimea region and Sevastopol, which it believes were illegally annexed by Russia. The sanctions were rolled over until June 23, 2021. They include a ban on...
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Builders work on ascaffolding in London, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. After the easing of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, most construction companies have restarted their business but official figures show that the British economy shrank by a colossal 20.4% in April, the first full month that the country was in its lockdown. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 18, 2020 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England unveiled another big stimulus for the U.K. economy as it tries to limit the scale of the coronavirus recession, which it now thinks will be less severe than it thought it would be last month. In a statement Thursday, the bank’s policy making panel said it was...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is ramping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle with a raft of new economic and travel sanctions for human rights abuses. (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle with a raft of new economic and travel sanctions for human rights abuses and blocking a settlement of the country's conflict. The State Department and the Treasury said...
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British High Commissioner to New Zealand Laura Clarke, left, New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker, center, and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, talk to reporters on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand. Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
June 17, 2020 - 3:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. The U.K. wants to quickly sign multiple trade deals...
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FILE- In this June 29, 2019, file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson walks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as they attend the Rainbow PUSH Coalition International Convention at Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under mounting pressure to pick a black woman in the wake of recent outrage over racial injustice and police brutality. But some black leaders say Warren's progressive politics, economic populism and specific policy proposals addressing everything from maternal mortality to the coronavirus could put her in a strong position. (Kevin Tanaka/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
June 16, 2020 - 5:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly before Elizabeth Warren joined their virtual happy hour on a recent Friday afternoon, the five African American women co-hosting the #TheSipHour mused about calling her by her first name. The Massachusetts senator had her own moniker in mind. “I was going to say I’m here...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 15, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on concern over a resurgence of coronavirus cases and pessimism after Wall Street posted its worst week in nearly three months. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 16, 2020 - 12:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by fresh moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 3.2% to 22,212.62. South Korea's Kospi gained 4.5% to 2,123.35, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 jumped 3.7% to 5,...
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European Council President Charles Michel, on screen right, speaks via videoconference to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, screen left, prior to EU-UK talks via videoconference at the European Council building in Brussels on Monday, June 15, 2020. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Charles Michel held a videoconference with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to assess the state of negotiations between both sides on a future trade agreement. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
June 15, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A video conference between the EU's top officials and British Prime minister Boris Johnson focusing on post-Brexit relations produced only a declaration of good will, with both parties acknowledging Monday that a “new momentum was required" to break the deadlock in negotiations. In...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, signs that read "No Job No Rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building during the coronavirus pandemic in Northwest Washington. The pandemic has shut housing courts and prompted authorities around the U.S. to initiate policies protecting renters from eviction. But not everyone is covered, and some landlords are turning to threats and harassment to force tenants out. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 14, 2020 - 4:22 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jeremy Rooks works the evening shift at a Georgia fast-food restaurant these days to avoid being on the street past dusk. He needs somewhere to go at night: He and his wife are homeless after the extended-stay motel where they had lived since Thanksgiving evicted them in April when...
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Riot police advance to push back anti-government protesters from a square near the government house, during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, early Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 12, 2020 - 1:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For months, Kamal Nasser, a successful plumbing contractor in Lebanon, has seen his business base erode. There are almost no new construction projects as people save for gloomier days, and with the local currency on a downward spiral, he has not been able to import his most basic...
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