National budgets

In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks via video link from 10 Downing Street during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with an MP who has since tested positive for coronavirus. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
November 19, 2020 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday backed what is being touted as the biggest investment in the U.K.'s armed forces since the end of the Cold War three decades ago, brushing aside whether his government is about to abandon pledges on overseas aid spending. Johnson told...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen removes her face mask as she arrives to give a statement at the EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. This time the 27-member union is being tested as Poland and Hungary block passage of its budget for the next seven years and an ambitious package aimed at rescuing economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 19, 2020 - 7:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders will on Thursday try to find ways to resolve a diplomatic dispute with members Poland and Hungary to unlock a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and recovery package aimed at putting the economy back on track after the pandemic. Several EU countries, including...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest against Poland's government's efforts to control the court system in front of the Supreme Court in Warsaw, Poland. The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. This time the 27-member union is being tested as Poland and Hungary block passage of its budget for the next seven years and an ambitious package aimed at rescuing economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
November 19, 2020 - 2:07 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. This time the 27-member union is being tested as Poland and Hungary block passage of its budget for the next...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, Viktor Orban, right, Prime Minister of Hungary and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attend a news conference following talks with his counterparts from central Europe's Visegrad Group in Lublin, Poland. Poland and Hungary have vetoed the European Union’s next seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan over a new mechanism that links EU funding to the rule of law. The 27-nation bloc’s 1.8 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) budget for 2021-2027 was agreed upon last week after tough negotiations. The budget is supposed to take effect on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 18, 2020 - 7:35 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday called the European Union's proposed mechanism to link the rule of law to budget disbursements for EU nations a “political and ideological weapon,” claiming it was designed to blackmail and punish countries that reject immigration...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, Viktor Orban, right, Prime Minister of Hungary and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attend a news conference following talks with his counterparts from central Europe's Visegrad Group in Lublin, Poland. Poland and Hungary have vetoed the European Union’s next seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan over a new mechanism that links EU funding to the rule of law. The 27-nation bloc’s 1.8 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) budget for 2021-2027 was agreed upon last week after tough negotiations. The budget is supposed to take effect on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 17, 2020 - 9:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — With the European Union on the verge of an embarrassing crisis, Germany on Tuesday urged all member states to put divergences aside in a bid to break a stalemate on the adoption of the bloc's €1.8 trillion ($2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery package blocked by Poland and...
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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2020 file photo shows Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin at the White House in Washington. The U.S. is starting the 2021 budget year the way the old year ended, with soaring deficits. The Treasury Department reported Thursday, Nov. 12 that the federal government ran up a record October deficit of $284.1 billion, nearly double the red ink of a year ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 12, 2020 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is starting the 2021 budget year the way the old year ended, with soaring deficits. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the federal government ran up a record October deficit of $284.1 billion, double the red ink of the same month a year ago, as revenues...
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November 05, 2020 - 8:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union negotiators clinched an agreement Thursday that would impose sanctions on EU countries that fail to live up to the bloc's democratic standards. The deal could help unlock hundreds of billions of euros in emergency coronavirus support by the start of the year. Hungary...
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A man walks in front of a poster of UMNO ( United Malays National Organisation) President Ahmad Zahid at UMNO headquarter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A key ally has reaffirmed support for Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government, offering him a respite after his failed bid to declare a coronavirus emergency, but his political survival still hangs in the balance. The UMNO, the biggest party in the unelected governing coalition was angry at being sidelined amid rivalry with Muhyiddin's own Malay party. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 27, 2020 - 2:28 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A key ally's reaffirmed support for Malaysia's prime minister offers him a respite after his failed bid to declare a coronavirus emergency, but his political survival still hangs in the balance. Eight months after taking office, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is being...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2020 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making it unlikely the government can carry it out before Election Day. Democratic lawmakers have raised questions about whether the administration has...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 file photo, the leader of the Polish ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski speaks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland. Jaroslaw Kaczynski is threatening to veto the European Union’s economic recovery plan and long-term budget if the bloc decides to link funding to respect for rule of law. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, also a deputy prime minister, said in remarks published Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, he vowed to defend Poland’s interests and sovereignty “at all costs.” (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
October 13, 2020 - 11:08 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader is threatening to veto the European Union's economic recovery plan and long-term budget if the bloc decides to link funding to respect for rule of law, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful head of the Law and Justice party and since recently a deputy...
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