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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens to speeches during the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
November 14, 2018 - 6:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have pushed back yet again an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in the plan, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May waits for the arrival of European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a bilateral meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU summit in Brussels. After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018, to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc. But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to win the approval of her divided Cabinet for a deal many ministers view with skepticism. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet on Wednesday that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the European Union or plunging the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty. May called a special Cabinet meeting after...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:16 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures and are demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation imposed as part of the country's international bailouts. Wednesday's strike is due to...
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November 14, 2018 - 4:56 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The International Energy Agency says global oil supplies are growing rapidly as Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia pump oil at a record rate in response to the higher prices stoked by renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran. Producers heeded warnings that U.S. sanctions...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiles as he glances at ASEAN leaders after delivering his statement at the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
November 14, 2018 - 4:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a final agreement on a Southeast Asian-centered free trade agreement will be pushed back until...
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A security official stands at a gate for a secured area ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 14, 2018 - 3:52 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders' meeting in the country that can least afford it. Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 14, 2018 - 3:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC slipped nearly 1 percent in early trading to 5,051.98. Germany's DAX was down 0.8 percent at 11,375.79...
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A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 2:24 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast...
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A former dock facility is shown with old transfer bridges, with "Long Island" painted in large letters at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 14, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest...
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Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. "If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially we'd have a way to defeat this disease," says Gmitter. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)
November 14, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...
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