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IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) informal dialogue session at APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 18, 2018 - 3:37 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, speaks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 2:09 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talk before an International Monetary Fund (IMF) informal dialogue session at APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 17, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Four countries including the U.S. have signed up to an effort to bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's people by 2030. Australia,...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France on Saturday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron. Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, watches Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah gesture before the start of the gala dinner family photo at the APEC summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
November 17, 2018 - 7:31 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup...
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A firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 16, 2018 - 10:13 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and more than...
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This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, satellite image provided by geology professor Jeff Chambers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows a short-wave infrared (red) image captured by Landsat 8 showing the full extent of the actively burning area of the Camp Fire about four hours after it started over the town of Paradise, Calif. The red patches are fires that leapfrogged in front of the primary burn front, which was growing at a rate of approximately 3 mph (5 kph). Multiple deaths have been reported and hundreds are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Jeff Chambers/University of California, Berkeley via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 7:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. PG&E's stock rebounded 37.5 percent Friday after plunging 60 percent...
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Pro and anti Brexit protesters hold placards as they vie for media attention near Parliament in London, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Britain's Prime Minister May still faces the threat of a no-confidence vote, after several Conservative Party lawmakers said they had written letters asking for one. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally clinched a divorce deal with the European...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi warns that slowing world trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the current expansion remains “resilient” as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls thanks to pro-business reforms. Draghi said in a speech Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Frankfurt that “there is certainly no reason why the expansion in the euro area should abruptly come to an end.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 16, 2018 - 5:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario Draghi warned in a speech Friday the current economic expansion remains "resilient"...
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November 16, 2018 - 5:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economic growth sank to a two-year low in the latest quarter and the government warned it will face headwinds from U.S.-Chinese trade tension, weakening global demand and higher interest rates. The Chinese territory's economic output expanded by 2.9 percent over a year...
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