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World markets lower over tariffs, German tensions

Japan Financial Markets

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Monday on concerns over trade tensions as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other’s goods, and a row over migrants in Germany brewed. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: European shares...


Business

EU extends sanctions against Russia for a year over Crimea

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The EU said in a statement on Monday that it “remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and said that it continued to...


Business

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

DC Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.‘s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no...


Business

Reports: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained by German authorities in diesel emissions case

BERLIN (AP) — Reports: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained by German authorities in diesel emissions case.


Government

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Immigration Separating Families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it...


Government

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry...


Government

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

Immigration Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: “She believes we need to...


Government

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Russia Probe Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.” Until then,...


Government

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

Immigration Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office Sunday about the controversy. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said: “She...


Business

Hawaii, Japan airlines file for joint venture

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have submitted paperwork seeking to join forces to potentially bring hundreds of thousands of more people to Hawaii. West Hawaii Today reports the airlines have recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation...


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