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Protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand near the map of Korean Peninsula during a rally demanding the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and peace treaty near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. More than 20 protesters participated at a rally and also demanding the end the Korean War and to stop the sanction on North Korea. The letters read "Peace and Unification." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 21, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions. Thursday's punitive action is the first taken against Pyongyang since nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. Trump's...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 21, 2019 - 5:46 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. She says that if that doesn't happen,...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The United States and many other countries have grounded the Max 8s and larger Max 9s as Boeing faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes in less than five months. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 21, 2019 - 4:49 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulators to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 people on board. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said that the airline's...
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Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh, left, is joined by CFO Harmit Singh as he rings a ceremonial bell when his company's IPO begins trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder's descendants took it private again in 1985. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co.'s return to the public markets got an enthusiastic reception from investors who believe the iconic brand is ready for a comeback — and still has a lot more room to grow. The stock, which is listed under the ticker "LEVI," opened for trading Thursday at $22.22...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Frank Miller reporting... Stocks finished solidly in the green with the Dow up over 200 points Thursday. Stocks started off in the red though, as traders continued to react to the Fed’s monetary policy announcement yesterday. The central bank kept rates unchanged and indicated that it does not...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May requesting a Brexit extension and they hope to have more clarity about her intentions by Thursday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 21, 2019 - 2:42 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. May will meet the 27 national other EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, a day after she requested an...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The United States and many other countries have grounded the Max 8s and larger Max 9s as Boeing faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes in less than five months. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 21, 2019 - 11:17 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo Bart Sights, head of the Eureka Lab, compares the markings and damage on jeans that he guesses are close to 30 years old, left, to jeans made within a few hours of this photograph at Levi's innovation lab in San Francisco. On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Levi Strauss & Co. is going back to the public markets after 34 years. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 21, 2019 - 10:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Levi Strauss & Co.'s initial public offering (all times local): ___ 8:00 a.m. Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands,...
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March 21, 2019 - 6:17 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and his Greek counterpart Giorgos Katrougalos embrace before their talks in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Cavusogly says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2019 - 6:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement during a joint news conference with his Greek...
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