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President Donald Trump talks on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Snubbing Canada, the Trump administration reached a preliminary deal Monday with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement — a move that raised legal questions and threatened to disrupt the operations of companies that do business across the three-country trade...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at a meeting of German ambassadors in Berlin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. trade agreement with Mexico (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is cutting short her diplomatic trip to Europe to head to Washington for trade talks with the United States. Freeland will fly to Washington on Tuesday after...
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President Donald Trump listens during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a hug from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Who knew? But Trump said such a gesture would be "very nice" as he wrapped up an unusual, public speakerphone conversation with the outgoing Mexican leader. The long-distance call was a central feature...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner attends a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 27, 2018 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators on Monday following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when...
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August 27, 2018 - 4:39 pm
GENEVA (AP) — China is challenging the latest round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization. The Chinese government on Monday formally requested "dispute consultations" with the United States over the Trump administration's imposition of $16 billion in tariffs on...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom go into effect Monday. The Trump administration announced earlier this month its intention to impose the sanctions after the U.S. determined that Russia had illegally used a...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey's markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. The Turkish lira was down some 3.5 percent on Monday, trading at around 6.22 against the dollar. The currency has seen a sharp fall in value...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Asian stocks are rising as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 27, 2018 - 5:24 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets rose on Monday as dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell assured investors that the country's economic growth was on track amid simmering trade tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,437.74. The...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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An electoral official count ballots after the closing of a nationwide referendum seeking to curb corruption in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Voters were asked to approve seven proposals that referendum supporters hope will bring about tougher anti-corruption legislation, but the referendum will only be valid if a third of all voters take part. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
August 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An anti-corruption referendum in Colombia drew millions to the polls Sunday but fell just short of a required participation threshold to push forward measures aimed at improving transparency and stiffening penalties for white-collar criminals. Nearly 11.7 million Colombians...
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