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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani,during the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool photo via AP)
(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool photo via AP)
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February 14, 2020 - 3:39 pm
By MATTHEW LEE and KATHY GANNON Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: Updates with military official saying operations against Islamic State and al-Qaida will continue. Edits throughout. With AP Photos. MUNICH (AP) — The United States and the Taliban have reached agreement on a temporary truce that will...
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People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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January 21, 2020 - 5:37 pm
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man...
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An Indian Shiite Muslim girl points at a portrait of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. attack, during a protest against the U.S. in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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January 09, 2020 - 10:15 am
By AMIR VAHDAT and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior commander vowing “harsher revenge...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 file photo, sun sets behind an oil pump in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
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January 06, 2020 - 9:24 am
MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: Adds new photo. PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States. The...
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Jeff Katz
January 03, 2020 - 2:34 pm
In the wake of U.S. airstrikes that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander and terrorist Qasem Soleimani, the "real" reporters of NBC were terrified that the death of this "iconic military leader" would lead to a "more dangerous world." Yes, somehow killing a terrorist who has killed hundreds...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file stacked containers wait to be loaded on to trucks at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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December 13, 2019 - 10:21 am
By JOE McDONALD and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers BEIJING (AP) — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump...
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October 12, 2019 - 8:44 am
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global...
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October 03, 2019 - 5:22 pm
By CARLO PIOVANO and LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s biggest trade relationship. After the Trump...
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October 01, 2019 - 3:10 pm
By IAN PHILLIPS and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba's foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration's hardening of the embargo on the island. Foreign Minister Bruno...
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September 24, 2019 - 5:36 pm
By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned global leaders Tuesday of the looming risk of the world splitting in two, with the United States and China creating rival internets, currency, trade, financial rules "and their own zero sum...
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