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Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo Co., the Japanese company operating one of two oil tankers attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, shows a photo of the attacked oil tanker during a news conference Friday, June 14, 2019, in Tokyo. Iran rejects a U.S. accusation against Tehran over suspected attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 15, 2019 - 2:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region —...
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In this aerial image, homes are inundated with flood waters from the Arkansas River near South 145th West Ave near Highway 51 on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Sand Springs, Okla. Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in the past few days. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 10:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. John Reinhardt...
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, waves a flag to launch construction work during a ceremony at the Military Airbase Number 1 in Santa Lucia, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Monday, April 29, 2019. López Obrador symbolically launched work on a new airport for Mexico City to replace the nearly half-built $13 billion project he cancelled upon taking office.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
May 09, 2019 - 10:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government and state-owned oil company Pemex will oversee construction of a new $8 billion refinery after international companies bidding for the project could not meet the government's time or budget requirements, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday...
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May 03, 2019 - 6:09 am
ROME (AP) — The United Nations says about 10 million people in North Korea are suffering from "severe food shortages" after the East Asian nation had one of the worst harvests in a decade. The World Food Program said Friday that "unfavorable climatic conditions, limited supplies of agricultural...
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February 17, 2019 - 12:38 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia pressed Libya over the weekend to help free 14 Tunisian workers who were kidnapped by an armed group near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemais Jhinaoui met with his Libyan counterpart and stressed "the need to accelerate" efforts to free his...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales and his 20-month-old daughter Miranda, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference outside their apartment, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Guaido said security forces showed up at their home in an attempt to intimidate him. "The dictatorship thinks it can intimidate us," Guaido said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 8:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist...
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FILE- This April 25, 2017, file photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil increased revenue during a volatile fourth quarter for world oil markets, but profit fell 28 percent from a year earlier, when Exxon booked a huge gain from lower corporate tax rates. The earnings topped Wall Street expectations, however, and capped Exxon's most profitable...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, takes part in a walk out against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Venezuelans are exiting their homes and workplaces in a walkout organized by the opposition to demand that Maduro leave power. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 01, 2019 - 1:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Venezuelan exiles who fled their homeland are telling U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that the moment has come to intervene and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Pence told Venezuelans in Miami...
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National security adviser John Bolton speaks as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 28, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Venezuela's state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the oil-rich nation in South America. The action means Maduro's embattled government would...
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January 08, 2019 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Concerns are growing that Europe's largest economy may have slipped into a technical recession after Germany's Economy Ministry reported Tuesday that industrial production dropped for the third consecutive month in November. Factory production was down 1.9 percent compared with...
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