National budgets

Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, second right, speaks with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, second left, and European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici during a round table meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone nations put Italy's government under immediate pressure Monday over budget proposals they said would pile more debt on its own citizens and skirt the rules of good fiscal housekeeping among the 19 nations sharing the euro. Italy's two populist ruling parties announced last...
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September 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections. That's according to a White House official, speaking on condition of...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 28, 2018 - 4:20 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday on worries that the Italian government's budget plans will not align with the European Union's wishes for the country to reduce its debt. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,523.90. Germany's DAX dropped 0.7 percent to 12,...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., confer during a news conference on a defense funding bill moving in the House today, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2018 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week. The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year. The House approved the bill, 361-61, on...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:40 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's economy minister says the first budget of the new Italian government will include a basic income scheme sought by one of the governing parties, the 5-Star Movement. Giovanni Tria said Wednesday that the scheme would "help manage the social consequences of the transformation...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States. Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. Behind him are House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., right. Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's assertion an official government death toll for last year’s hurricane in Puerto Rico is wrong. The Wisconsin Republican says he has "no reason to dispute" a study that found nearly 3,000 people on the island died from Hurricane Maria last year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 24, 2018 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made...
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The National Museum, seen from above, stands gutted after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Mario Lobao)
September 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin America's largest collection of...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks towards Marine One at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Evansville, Ind., for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 30, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Trump...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly in Paris. France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday, Aug. 26 with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an estimated growth of 1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
August 26, 2018 - 8:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year to 1.7 percent and unveiled plans to cut public spending in an effort to stay in line with European Union budget commitments. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe...
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