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Puerto Rico sues control board over budget differences

Jul 5, 2018

Puerto Rico sues federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession

NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism

Jul 3, 2018

NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week

Puerto Rico senators deal blow to governor amid budget clash

Jul 3, 2018

Austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico after senators for the second time shot down a measure aimed at overcoming budget differences between the U.S. territory's government and a federal control board overseeing its finances

Ex-US senator's entry causes angst in Alaska governor's race

Jul 3, 2018

Mark Begich acknowledges the angst some voters have about his run for Alaska governor and the fears that his entry will give the race to Republicans

Puerto Rico governor rejects budget in challenge to board

Jul 2, 2018

A disagreement over which budget Puerto Rico will use this fiscal year has deepened as the governor of the U.S. territory Signed the version approved by legislators instead of the one implemented by a federal control board

Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Jul 2, 2018

Australia has ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because it says its donations could increase the self-governing body's capacity to pay Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tax 'miracle,' immigration flip-flops

Jul 2, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week marked by exaggerations on tax cuts, false claims on Russian meddling and 'Obamacare,' and more contradictions on legislation to end family separations

Board approves budget after Puerto Rico fails to submit one

Jul 1, 2018

A federal control board has approved its version of a budget for Puerto Rico's government, a move many expect will lead to a court battle as the U.S. territory fights austerity measures it believes will worsen an 11-year recession

AP FACT CHECK: Were tax cuts really an 'economic miracle?'

Jun 30, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump misleadingly claims at a White House speech that the tax cuts triggered an "economic miracle."

Puerto Rico faces austerity measures amid budget wrangling

Jun 29, 2018

New austerity measures are looming for storm-battered Puerto Rico after legislators refused to change labor laws as ordered by a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances amid an 11-year recession

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