Government budgets

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo an American flag flies on the Capitol Dome in Washington. On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 12, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit with just one month left in the budget year is up 18...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds an envelope as she arrives for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 11, 2019 - 8:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will have to spend money to combat climate change, but doing so is a good investment. Speaking to lawmakers Wednesday during parliament's annual budget debate, Merkel said "if we want to drive forward climate protection, this will cost...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sits at the Senate during a second confidence vote on his coalition government, in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Conte won the second of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government won a final confidence vote Tuesday in the Senate, clearing a key hurdle as it prepares to draft a painful budget law that risks splitting the already shaky coalition. After easily clinching a first confidence vote Monday in the...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month's end and to give the slow-moving Senate time to act on $1.4 trillion worth of spending bills that fill in the details on this summer's bipartisan budget and debt deal. Lowey says the temporary funding bill would likely extend until "sometime in November." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month's end and to give the Senate time to get moving on $1.4 trillion in spending bills to fill in the details on this summer's bipartisan budget and debt deal...
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Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a speech during the Thessaloniki International Fair at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Mitsotakis outlined his economic policies for the next year, as heads of government have traditionally done over the years. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
September 08, 2019 - 2:20 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said financial reforms such as reducing taxes, fighting bureaucracy and attracting investment must be implemented before the country asks its creditors to agree to lower budget surpluses. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis laid out his economic...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 03, 2019 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected, but said...
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In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun meets with political leaders with the aim of finding solutions to the country's economic crisis, in the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Aoun said in a speech at the opening of the one-day session that everyone should make "sacrifices" in order to get one of the world's most indebted countries out of its problems. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 2:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's political leaders declared what they called an economic state of emergency Monday following a meeting aimed at finding a solution to the country's economic crisis, raising concerns that more taxes will be imposed. Lebanon has one of the world's highest public debts in the...
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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech after a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Italy's president has given the recently resigned premier, Giuseppe Conte, a fresh mandate to see if he can cobble together a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats. (Alessandro Di Met/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ROME (AP) — Days after stepping down, Italy's ex-premier accepted the role of premier-designate on Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes aimed at blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the right-wing leader whose anti-migrant crackdowns and euroskeptic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker gestures during his first State of the City address at City Hall in Newark, N.J. Months after Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
August 29, 2019 - 4:33 pm
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies and others squandered millions of...
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Indonesia President Joko Widodo gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Indonesia's president has announced to relocate the country's capital from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to East Kalimantan province. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
August 26, 2019 - 10:31 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko Widodo said Monday intense studies over...
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