Economic policy

June 19, 2017 - 7:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc "remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy" of Russia's...
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EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier, right, and British Secretary of State David Davis, second left, participate with their teams in a round table meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, June 19, 2017. Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the U.K. leaving the bloc finally gets underway. (Emmanuel Dunand, Pool Photo via AP)
June 19, 2017 - 7:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A top German business lobby is urging negotiators for Britain and the European Union to quickly come to an agreement over how Britain's departure from the EU will affect cross-border trade — and avoid a "hard Brexit."...
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June 19, 2017 - 5:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have agreed to prepare a joint response to cyberattacks in the 28-nation bloc, including imposing sanctions on offenders. The ministers said in a statement Monday that they would develop a "cyber-diplomacy toolbox" to respond to malicious activities...
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June 18, 2017 - 11:44 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback's veto won't balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state's credit outlook. Even though the reversal of most of Brownback's income tax cuts will inject $1.2 billion in new...
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Osvaldo Hernandez, left, and Miguel Saabedra, right, celebrate after President Trump's announcement of changes in relations with Cuba, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami. (Leslie Ovalle/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 11:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 17, 2017 - 3:39 am
MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 16, 2017 - 8:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are preparing for problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 16, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are preparing for problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 16, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, North Korean children attend a ski class, at the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea is lashing out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being misapplied to everything from frozen chicken to skis to swimming flippers. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 16, 2017 - 7:30 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday lashed out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being used to block everything from frozen chicken to swimming flippers. In an unusually detailed and lengthy statement, North Korea's Foreign Ministry...
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