Government and politics

September 07, 2018 - 9:06 am
PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister is claiming that a Russian satellite cozied up to a French one last year to eavesdrop on secure military communications, in what she said amounted to a "Star Wars" above the Earth. Florence Parly said Friday that the satellite "got close. A bit too close." She...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, centre, flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pose for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The three leaders began a meeting to discuss the war in Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 07, 2018 - 8:01 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military offensive to retake the last rebel-held area of Syria as Turkey's president pled for a cease-fire, perhaps the final chance to avoid what activists warn will be a humanitarian disaster. The trilateral summit in Tehran...
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September 07, 2018 - 7:27 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations-mediated peace talks on Yemen have stalled pending the arrival of the Shiite rebels who said they didn't attend because they were not guaranteed safe return after the discussions. The talks, meant to be the first between Yemen's warring parties in two years,...
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A general view of town Presevo, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. In an ethnic Albanian-dominated region in southern Serbia that borders Kosovo and that has been widely assumed a potential bargaining chip in any land-swap deal between Serbia and its breakaway former province. (AP Photo/Zenel Zhinipotoku)
September 07, 2018 - 6:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Serbia's president refused to meet with his Kosovo counterpart at European Union-backed talks Friday, dashing hopes of an imminent improvement in long-strained relations between the two countries. Hopes of a breakthrough had been relatively high after a territory swap had been...
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September 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
BAMENDA, Cameroon (AP) — Hundreds of women gathered for an angry protest in Cameroon on Friday against abuses committed in months of fighting between the government and Anglophone separatists. With some singing, weeping, crying out or praying, the women described the rapes of their daughters and...
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A view on street in Presevo, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. In an ethnic Albanian-dominated region in southern Serbia that borders Kosovo and that has been widely assumed a potential bargaining chip in any land-swap deal between Serbia and its breakaway former province. (AP Photo/Zenel Zhinipotoku)
September 07, 2018 - 5:45 am
PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Kosovo's president says that negotiations with Serbia are becoming more and more difficult. Hashim Thaci on Friday had planned to meet in Brussels with his Serb counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Jason Joshua waits on customers at Zak the Baker in Miami. Americans who quit to take new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at a healthy pace in August, emboldened by brisk consumer spending and an economy that keeps growing steadily. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment rate dipped from an already-low 3.9 percent to...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo Germany's Mesut Ozil runs with the ball during a friendly soccer match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
September 07, 2018 - 3:28 am
MUNICH (AP) — The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil. Without the Arsenal midfielder on the field, Germany tried hard but ultimately failed to break through France's defense, playing out a 0-0 draw Thursday in the UEFA Nations League. The 29-...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. To South Koreans, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump presidency paints a bizarre but familiar picture of an unconventional U.S. leader who thinks little of a decades-long alliance that South Koreans describe as a "bond of blood." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea? These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:04 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. The summit between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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