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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chief of General Staff of Russia Valery Gerasimov oversee the test launch of the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle from the Defense Ministry's control room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. In the test, the Avangard was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. The Kremlin says it successfully hit a designated practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 9:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defenses useless at a small fraction of their cost, officials said Thursday. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri...
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File - In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Britain's Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick inspects police cadets at the Metropolitan Police Service Passing Out Parade at Hendon, in London. The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has suggested that Britain's departure from the European Union will be costly and could have a damaging effect on public safety. Cressida Dick told the BBC on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 that the adjustment to leaving the EU would be more challenging if there's no deal in place between Britain and the bloc. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP, file)
December 27, 2018 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — London's police chief has suggested that Brexit will be costly and could have a damaging effect on public safety. Cressida Dick told the BBC on Thursday that leaving the European Union would be more challenging if there's no deal in place between Britain and the bloc. She said that U...
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A headline appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Stocks are opening strongly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, with real estate, raw materials and energy stocks leading a broad rebound from Monday's steep losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More wild market swings appeared imminent Thursday, with U.S. stocks heading sharply lower after the largest single-day point gain in history for the Dow. Slowing economic growth globally and a partial U.S. government shutdown heading into its sixth day whipsawed markets...
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In this image made from Dec. 27, 2018, CCTV video, China's former deputy intelligence chief Ma Jian appears in a courtroom in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China. The court said Ma Jian has been found guilty of crimes including accepting bribes and insider trading. Ma, who previously was the vice minister of the state security bureau, was also ordered to pay more than 50 million yuan ($7.26 million) in penalties. (CCTV via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 5:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former deputy intelligence chief was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for corruption. Ma Jian has been found guilty of crimes including accepting bribes and insider trading, said a court in the northeastern port city of Dalian. Ma, who previously was the vice minister of...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is grappling with a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules.” These are people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
December 27, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company's owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn't until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been...
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December 27, 2018 - 3:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it has made plans with Washington for face-to-face talks in January aimed at ending a tariff battle that threatens to depress global trade. The Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides also are conducting "intensive telephone consultations." A...
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A protester shouts slogans demanding tax reform outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. A large group of activists has launched anti-government protests to demand tax reform - after being inspired by the violent demonstrations in Paris that began last month. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
December 27, 2018 - 2:43 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France's yellow vest movement, protested Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes. Wearing yellow vests, they shouted slogans and blared air horns outside the Ministry of...
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Traders Peter Tuchman, right, slaps a high five before the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The Dow closed up more than 1,000 points in best day for Wall Street in 10 years as stocks rally back from Christmas Eve beating.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5 percent higher, spurred early gains in Asia on Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rebounded 3.4 percent to 19,986.32. It tumbled more than 5...
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December 26, 2018 - 4:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Australian commodities trader pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Chicago to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars, then canceling them within milliseconds so that he could sell smaller orders at a profit. Jiongsheng "Jim" Zhao pleaded...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 11:55 am
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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