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Members of the Colonia Rostallo Cultural and Military History Foundation arrive to cast their vote in ancient Roman legionary costumes during the European elections in a polling station in Nemesvamos, Hungary, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The European Parliament election is held by member countries of the European Union (EU) from May 23 to 26, 2019. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 6:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 12:50 p.m. In Castelbuono, a Medieval mountain town in Sicily's province of Palermo, a steady but sluggish stream of voters is showing up to cast ballots. Many of the town's residents are backing the 5-Star...
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President Donald Trump attends the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. At top right is Akie Abe and second from right is first lady Melania Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2019 - 4:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 5:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is presenting a special Trump trophy to the winner of a premiere sumo tournament in Tokyo. Trump awarded the giant eagle-topped "President's Cup" to wrestler Asanoyama, who clinched...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, plays golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, south of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 4:06 am
MOBARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued his U.S. charm offensive Sunday, courting President Donald Trump with three things close to his heart: wrestling matches, burgers and golf. Call it sumo diplomacy. Trump's four-day state visit to Japan is designed to demonstrate the...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 6:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): 7 p.m. What stands nearly 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall and weighs between 60 and 70 pounds (27 and 32 kilograms)? It's the much-ballyhooed trophy that President Donald Trump plans to present to the winner of a...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, in Washington. While in Japan, Trump can point to Tokyo’s streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 24, 2019 - 10:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus,...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s Japan visit starting on Saturday, May 25, 2019, is to focus on personal ties with Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Offering high honors, golf and the chance to...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 24. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier. The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect of a...
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A man looks at his smartphone as he walks past an electronics shop advertising phones from Huawei and Apple in Beijing, Friday, May 24, 2019. Stepping up a propaganda offensive against Washington, China's state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" by targeting telecom equipment giant Huawei and other Chinese companies. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies. There was no word from either side on progress...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo washers and dryers are shown on display in a retail store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Friday, May 24, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 24, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods — or items meant to last at least three years — fell 2.1%, after rising 1...
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