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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Asian shares were Friday following a listless session on Wall Street, where a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 24, 2018 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stocks generally advanced Friday as investors awaited developments from this weekend's meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent to 12,388 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.4 percent to 5,442. The FTSE 100...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 8:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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Australia's next Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right, speaks next to Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Josh Frydenberg during their press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 7:59 am
SYDNEY (AP) — In Australia's far north, Darwin's Northern Territory News ran a front-page message for the nation's ruling politicians on Friday, as they mobilized in Canberra to give the country its sixth prime minister in just 11 years. "HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME" it said, describing events in the...
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Map locates 7.1-magnitude quake between Peru and Brazil; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 7:47 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was recorded at 4:04 a.m. at a depth of 609 kilometers (378 miles). The epicenter was 135...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. Disgruntled government lawmakers...
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump dispute with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 6:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling on him to investigate a litany of grievances he has long held against those...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell gives the keynote address Friday, Aug. 24, at an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 24, 2018 - 6:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not lack for urgent topics to address when he gives the keynote speech Friday to an annual gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed watchers will be listening for anything Powell has to say about financial...
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August 24, 2018 - 6:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — Tour operator Thomas Cook is evacuating all of its customers from a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada after two Britons died there this week under unclear circumstances. The move came after John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in northern England, died while staying at the...
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South Korean Kang Jong-ok, 100, left, hugs her North Korean sister Kang Jong Hwa, 85, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Elderly North and South Koreans are weeping and embracing each other as a second round of temporary reunions begins of family members separated for decades by the Korean War.(Lee Su-ki/Korea Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 5:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Elderly North and South Koreans wept and embraced each other on Friday at the beginning of a second round of temporary reunions of family members separated for decades by the Korean War. More than 300 South Koreans traveled to the North's Diamond Mountain resort on Friday...
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New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with daughters, Abigail, second from right, and Lily, second from left, and wife Jenny after being sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 5:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane. Some also find his politics confusing — he started...
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