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February 25, 2018 - 7:03 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Christian leaders responsible for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Warren Buffett attends the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York. Buffett will release his well-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. In addition to detailing his conglomerate's performance last year, Buffett often devotes part of his letter to advice on investing and life. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 4:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway. In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with...
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In this Feb. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference In Oxon Hill, Md. On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week's worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2018, file photo, Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left, speaks with Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, on the opening day of the special legislative session in Baton Rouge, La. A tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise. “It was a like a gift from God,” Magee said of the extra tax revenue. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
February 24, 2018 - 10:08 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise. For some state governments, the prospect of getting more revenue without actively...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslims carry their young children and belongings after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh, near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. New satellite imagery of Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows the country’s government is using bulldozers to completely flatten dozens of Rohingya Muslim villages that were burned during violence last year. Human rights groups say authorities are destroying “crime scenes” that contain evidence of atrocities committed by the nation’s security forces. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last...
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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 23, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes. Relations between the two got off to a rocky start a year ago, but...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at the end of an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders met without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country's seats. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 23, 2018 - 3:21 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are unlikely to agree this year on a new multiyear budget that will plug a huge funding gap caused by Britain's departure from the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday. Speaking after a summit of EU leaders — minus Britain's prime minister...
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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the Australian prime minister (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his country is inspired by President Donald Trump's tax cuts. Turnbull is telling Trump at a White House news conference...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Martin Shkreli's court appearance Friday (all times local): 1 p.m. The federal government says "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) is on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction. Shkreli appeared in a New York court on Friday for the...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, a small island is seen above and below the water in the Seychelles. The tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors, designating nearly a third of its ocean waters as protected areas and aiming to ensure its unique biodiversity. (The Ocean Agency via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 3:26 am
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian...
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