Government and politics

Map locates Gandarshe, Somalia, where U.S. airstrikes killed al-Shabab extremists; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
December 17, 2018 - 10:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer. The U.S. military said Monday it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were...
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December 17, 2018 - 10:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods. Dennis Shea, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO, said criticism from China...
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December 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president wants to be sent the government agenda in advance amid concerns it will pass an amnesty for people imprisoned on corruption charges. President Klaus Iohannis Monday asked Premier Viorica Dancila to send him the details 24 hours before government...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak walks out of courtroom after a court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia says it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its employees in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal involving state investment fund 1MDB. Najib launched 1MDB in 2009 to promote economic development but it racked up billions of dollars in debts that have led to investigations in the U.S. and several other countries. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, FIle)
December 17, 2018 - 7:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government is seeking several billion dollars in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Iranian drone Shahed-129 is displayed at a rally in Tehran, Iran. According to a report by the Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, the use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by growing sales from China, has grown significantly in the past two years with an increasing number of state and non-state actors using them in regional conflicts. The report found that over the past few years, more and more countries across the Mideast have acquired armed drones, either by importing them or by building them domestically. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
December 17, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday. The report by the Royal...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Office of National Statistics says it is changing the way it accounts for student loans in a decision that will add 12 billion pounds ($15 billion) to the country's budget deficit. The statistics agency said in a statement Monday that the design of the system means much of...
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A journalist looks out a broken window after a powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, in Faliro, Athens, on Monday, Dec, 17, 2018. Police said the blast occurred outside the broadcasters' headquarters near Athens after telephoned warnings prompted authorities to evacuate the building, causing extensive damage but no injuries. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 17, 2018 - 6:41 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded early Monday outside the southern Athens headquarters of Greece's private Skai broadcaster, which has been strongly critical of government policies, damaging the glass-fronted building but causing no injuries. There was no immediate claim of...
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Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 17, 2018 - 6:39 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed. Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa told reporters that the board...
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Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
December 17, 2018 - 5:53 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Soldiers and police fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday to enforce a security lockdown for a second straight day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed region. Government...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 17, 2018 - 4:20 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Monday as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to address the House of Commons over a messy exit deal. Most Asian indexes rose on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of...
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