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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H.    The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what endThe Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade disputeSouth Korea and Japan have locked themselves in a dispute over history and trade that in a span of weeks saw their relations sink to a low unseen in decades
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2005 file photo, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco assures Hurricane Katrina victims Joeliene L. West, right, and Verlinda Wagner, left, both of New Orleans, that the state and federal governments will assist them with emergency housing as fast as they humanly can, during a visit at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Blanco, who became Louisiana's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. She was 76. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, diesFormer Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died at 76
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticismA reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage
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Renamed Adrian Aryra 1 super tanker is seen in background as people cool-off in the water in the British territory of Gibraltar, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Authorities in Gibraltar on Sunday cleared the way for an Iranian supertanker to sail to an undisclosed location after rejecting the United States' latest request not to release the vessel. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destinationAn Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strongTrump dismissed concerns of recession, offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Canada 'disappointed' by British decision on Jihadi JackCanada said Sunday it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to "off-load their responsibilities" after its close ally revoked the citizenship of a British-Canadian man who is imprisoned in Syria
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo taken late Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, homes are illuminated after the sunset in Tasiilaq, Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'Trump compares buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal,' says it's not a priority of his administration
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man tussles with protesters against right-wing demonstrators following an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Although the main protest remained largely peaceful, some skirmishes erupted in the following hours and police detained multiple protesters. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at PortlandHundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghans carry the body of a victim of Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63Islamic State claims Kabul wedding attack that killed at least 63 people as Afghans question prospect of peace
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Cabinet Office in Whitehall in London on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.  Demonstrations for both sides of the Brexit debate continue around parliament, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed that Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31,  with or without a Brexit deal. (AP Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaosLeaked British government documents have warned of disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Demonstrators gather near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched through heavy rain from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protestHong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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