Government and politics

October 06, 2019 - 3:51 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The release from Iran of two Australians and an Iranian student held by Australia bears the hallmarks of a swap, a legal expert said Sunday, while the attorney general refused to comment on a possible deal with Tehran. The blogging couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin,...
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Hong Kong police detain a protester on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. All subway and train services were suspended, lines formed at the cash machines of shuttered banks, and shops were closed as Hong Kong dusted itself off and then started marching again Saturday after another night of rampaging violence decried as "a very dark day" by the territory's embattled leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 05, 2019 - 8:28 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in intensity but didn't stop. The mask ban...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes and Baltimore officials have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a...
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Iraqi security forces arrive near the site of the protests in Tahrir square, central Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Curfew has been lifted Saturday in the Iraqi capital, days after authorities imposed it in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations that have turned deadly. Officials say at least 64 were killed in the four-day protests that have rocked the capital and southern cities. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 05, 2019 - 4:41 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters and...
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Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in central Baghdad, killing some protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 05, 2019 - 3:49 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Unknown gunmen have attacked the offices of television stations in the Iraqi capital amid the unrest gripping the country. The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel says masked gunmen who arrived in black cars...
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Paris prosecutor Jean-François Ricard gives a press conference at the Paris courthouse, France, Saturday Oct. 5, 2019. French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
October 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — The perpetrator of a deadly knife attack at a Paris police headquarters was likely in contact with members of an ultra-conservative Islamic movement, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. In a press conference, Jean-Francois Ricard said the civilian employee, who killed four of his...
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Extinction Rebellion climate activists protest at the shopping center "Italie 2", in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
October 05, 2019 - 9:34 am
PARIS (AP) — Climate activists in Paris have entered and blocked a Paris shopping mall. Hundreds of protesters from Extinction Rebellion mingled with some members of the Yellow Vest movement and entered the "Italie Deux" center in the south of the French capital Saturday morning. Shops closed as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. The Taliban met Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war 'dead' a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:50 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban met with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war 'dead' a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday. He offered...
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Manifestantes piden calma durante una protesta para exigir la reununcia del presidente Jovenel Moise, el viernes 4 de octubre de 2019, en Puerto Príncipe, Haití. (AP Foto/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 05, 2019 - 12:02 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are bracing for more upheaval on Saturday as opposition leaders, emboldened by a massive protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, pledged to remain on the streets. Friday marked one of the largest demonstrations since the protests began...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. speaks with reporters after a citizenship hearing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Chicago. Perez Jr., was deported to Mexico in 2018 after being released from prison on a drug conviction says he has become a U.S. citizen. A spokeswoman for Miguel Perez Jr. says he was informed he is now a U.S. citizen early Friday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 8:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Miguel Perez Jr. held up his citizenship certificate for the cameras after being sworn in, saying, "Here it is." "It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of...
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