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A police car drives past Parliament Square, ahead of the NATO summit, in London, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world’s biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
December 02, 2019 - 10:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn’t dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost defense budgets. NATO countries slashed...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, the broken window of a damaged building in Thumane, western Albania following a deadly earthquake. The 6.4-magnitude quake that hit Albania's Adriatic coast before dawn on Tuesday has left at least 51 people dead, around 2,000 others injured and about 4,000 people homeless. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 01, 2019 - 5:00 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Sunday he has called on the international community financial aid and expert assistance to help the country recover from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 persons and left thousands homeless. Prime Minister Edi Rama said the government...
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NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 29, 2019 - 7:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that European allies and Canada are spending even more than previously thought on defense, just days before U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to demand once more that other leaders boost their military budgets. Trump meets...
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Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). (AP Photo)
November 29, 2019 - 5:19 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court found...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is to meet in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, whose recent public statement that it is "brain dead" has shaken the military alliance. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 28, 2019 - 10:13 am
PARIS (AP) — NATO leaders must stop bickering over defense spending and have a deep discussion about the future of the military alliance and how ties with Russia can be improved at a summit, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. Macron’s call for intensive talks on how to shore up...
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November 27, 2019 - 2:18 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the private sector. ESA, which began a two-day ministerial meeting Wednesday in Seville, Spain, is looking to increase its...
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President Donald Trump listens during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 26, 2019 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel...
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In a Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 photo, Olivet College students Lakisha Pressley and Rakiya Little, both of Detroit, rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, in the hopes that Michigan Tuition Grant funding will be restored to state spending priorities moving forward. A budget impasse in Michigan is starting to take a toll on government programs and services. (Beth LeBlanc/Detroit News via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A budget impasse in Michigan is starting to take a toll on government programs and services. Sheriff’s offices, jails, charter schools, private colleges, hospitals, local governments and nonprofits are casualties of the standoff that has dragged on much longer than expected...
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President Donald Trump participates in a bill signing ceremony for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 25, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump’s financial records from House Democrats for now. The delay allows the justices to decide how to handle the House subpoena and a similar demand from the Manhattan district attorney at the same time. The House’s quest for the...
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November 25, 2019 - 3:20 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s government has agreed “in principle” on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who is seen as...
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