Government contracts

South Korean middle school students wave the national flags during a rally against Japan in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2019 - 2:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting their relations. Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, rather than the...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement _ the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant’s workforce. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 16, 2019 - 6:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, from left, and Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, listen as Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. The Pentagon says new Secretary of Defense Mike Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military's $10 billion cloud-computing contract. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 01, 2019 - 7:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pentagon said new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military's $10 billion cloud-computing contract . President Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing complaints from other companies, as potentially biased toward Amazon. The e-...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle sits near the wall as President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in El Centro, Calif. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 26, 2019 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has...
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Malaysia's Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook, left, and China Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian, second from left, poses for a photograph during relaunch of East Coast Rail Link in Dungun, Terengganu, east coast of Malaysia, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Malaysia's Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says China's Export-Import Bank is expected to finance 85% of a 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) rail link project that will bolster economic development in rural eastern states.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 25, 2019 - 12:16 am
DUNGUN, Malaysia (AP) — China's Export-Import Bank is expected to finance 85% of a 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) rail link project in Malaysia that will bolster economic development in rural eastern states, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said Thursday. The East Coast Rail Link across...
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Demonstrators stand in front of riot control units during clashes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rossello step down following the leak of an offensive, obscenity-laden online chat between him and his advisers that triggered the crisis. (AP Photo / Carlos Giusti)
July 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 18, 2019 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing "tremendous complaints" he's heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc...
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A member of the audience photographs President Donald Trump as he speaks at Derco Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the United...
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Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen and U.S. permanent resident, who was released in Tehran after nearly four years in jail on charges of spying, flashes victory signs upon his arrival at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Zakka a Lebanese businessman was allowed to fly to Lebanon, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to "kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial," adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In...
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New Austrian Chancellor Hartwig Loeger, left, is sworn in by Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, right, during an inauguration ceremony at Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
May 28, 2019 - 6:31 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president formally dissolved the country's government Tuesday, a day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a no-confidence vote in parliament. President Alexander Van der Bellen's move followed more than a week of turmoil that began with the publication of a video showing a...
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