Government and politics

September 05, 2018 - 6:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Eritrean officials say that the leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region. Eritrea's Minister of Information Yemane Gebremeskel tweeted that President Isias Afwerki,...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo cargo is unload from trucks at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China and the European Union set records. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the deficit in goods...
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This still taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, shows Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov at Salisbury train station on March 3, 2018. British prosecutors have charged two Russian men, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. They are charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 5:05 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 1 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the two prime suspects in the nerve-agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are agents of Russia's military...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 05, 2018 - 5:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as trade tensions resurfaced ahead of more talks between the United States and Canada on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent to 5,294 while Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent to...
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September 05, 2018 - 5:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The next book to take on President Donald Trump isn't focused on Russia or tax policy. It's about his golf game. Hachette Books announced Wednesday that Rick Reilly's "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump" will come out next May. Hachette is calling the book a close study of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an election campaign rally of her National League for Democracy party for upcoming general election in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's government looks as if it's under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win, File)
September 05, 2018 - 4:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government looks as if it's under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for the brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. But...
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A protester waves a trade union flag during a protest to highlight the problems faced by Indian farmers, workers and agricultural laborers, at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers march through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, better prices for farm produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Agriculture employs more than half of India's 1.3 billion people, but its shrinking earnings means it now only adds 15 percent to India's economy. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 05, 2018 - 3:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers marched Wednesday to India's Parliament demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters blamed the...
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Philippine opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV gestures during a news conference at the Philippine Senate Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Senator Trillanes, who is the president's fiercest critic in Congress, has remained holed up in the Senate to avoid what he considers an illegal arrest after the president voided his amnesty as a rebel military officer. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 05, 2018 - 2:11 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator who is President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress remained holed up in the Senate on Wednesday to avoid what he considers an illegal arrest after Duterte voided his amnesty for his role as a rebel military officer. Sen. Antonio Trillanes...
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Protesters set a tire on fire in front of the provincial council building during protests demanding better public services and jobs, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 05, 2018 - 12:34 am
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into violent protests in the southern city of Basra that killed and wounded several civilians and security forces. In his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Haider al-Abadi accused "those who pour oil on the fire" of endangering...
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September 04, 2018 - 10:45 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Insurance giant State Farm on Tuesday reached a $250 million preliminary settlement in a federal class-action lawsuit claiming the company funneled money to the campaign of an Illinois Supreme Court candidate. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis...
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