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FILE- In this July, 5, 2018, file photo, a ship to shore crane prepares to load a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. China said Tuesday, Sept. 18, that it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in their trade battle appears certain. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
September 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): 1:58 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's prepared to impose a 25 percent tax on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. He tells reporters at the White House that the new tariffs would be a response to Beijing's...
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President Donald Trump talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with that country's president at the White House. Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he conferred with a top NATO partner at the White House. Joined by Poland President Andrzej Duda, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that Poland was "willing to...
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September 18, 2018 - 12:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private. Bloomberg News reported that the Justice Department probe is running parallel to an investigation by the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, employees of the Fulton County Election Preparation Center in Atlanta test electronic voting machines. Voting integrity advocates had argued Georgia's electronic voting machines are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, but a federal judge says forcing the state to change its system to paper ballots before the midterm elections is too risky. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
September 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge said forcing Georgia to scrap its electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots for the upcoming midterm elections is too risky. But she said state elections officials had "buried their heads in the sand" and warned them not to delay in tackling concerns about...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known by his nickname Shawkan, gestures in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. Amnesty International launched a campaign called "Egypt, an Open-Air Prison for Critics" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, saying Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, and called for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
September 18, 2018 - 12:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May, 2, 2018, file photo, children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Authorities are to move about 2,000 asylum seekers out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the island of Lesbos by the end of September, Greece's government spokesman said on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 as charities slammed conditions in the facility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
September 18, 2018 - 12:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance. Government spokesman...
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This photo provided by the Cinema For Peace Foundation shows Pjotr Wersilow, member of the Russian Punk band 'Pussy Riot' receiving medical treatment in an ambulance as he arrives at the Schoenafeld airport in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Cinema for Peace Foundation/dpa via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible. Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in...
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September 18, 2018 - 8:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cybersecurity firm is warning that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. Officials with FireEye said on Tuesday the hackers appear to belong to a group it...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wave from a car during a parade through a street in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 8:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon...
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