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Song Liuping, chief legal officer of Huawei, speaks during a press conference at Huawei's campus in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong Province, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 04, 2019 - 11:03 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year...
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Traders Robert Arciero, left, and Timothy Nick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher as traders became more hopeful that a trade deal between the U.S. and China was making progress. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 04, 2019 - 8:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.7% to 23,300.03 in early trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added nearly 1.0% to 6,671...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, welcome U.S. President Donald Trump during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 04, 2019 - 7:48 pm
WATFORD, England (AP) — Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO’s professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and policy differences with...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, reaches out to shake hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the official arrivals for a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 04, 2019 - 11:57 am
WATFORD, England (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit near London (all times local): 5:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron described the NATO summit as “positive” and “constructive” — despite earlier remarks in which he had lamented the “brain death” of the military alliance. Macron said in a...
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A woman uses ATM outside a bank, as a Lebanese policeman stands guard, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Lebanon’s worsening financial crisis has thrown businesses and households into disarray. Banks are severely limiting withdrawals of hard currency, and Lebanese say they don’t know how they’ll pay everything from tuitions to insurance and loans all made in dollars. Politicians are paralyzed, struggling to form a new government in the face of tens of thousands of protesters in the streets for the past month demanding the entire leadership go. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 04, 2019 - 10:27 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s central bank on Wednesday dramatically lowered interest rates on dollar and Lebanese pound deposits and loans — the latest measure to shore up the country’s banking system amid a burgeoning economic crisis. Banque de Liban also announced that for the next six months it would...
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In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. President Donald Trump says he “will make a decision very soon’’ about whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 04, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in November with service companies complaining about higher tariffs from various trade battles and the inability to find enough qualified workers. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018 file photo Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis waits in front of his residency in Prague, Czech Republic. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, the Czech Republic's prosecutor general has overturned a previous decision by the prosecution to drop charges against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
December 04, 2019 - 9:56 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis faces charges again over an alleged $2 million fraud involving European Union subsidies after the country’s chief prosecutor overturned a previous decision to drop the case. Prosecutor General Pavel Zeman announced the move Wednesday after evaluating...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, payroll processor ADP reports on how many jobs its survey estimates U.S. companies added in November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 04, 2019 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month. Payroll processor ADP said that manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut 18,000 jobs combined. Companies with fewer than 20 employees also...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. China on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, has responded with swift condemnation after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting its mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 04, 2019 - 2:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities Wednesday, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human...
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