Government and politics

People pass a commemorative memorial statue to perpetuating the memory of the 'Kindertransport' (children transport) near Friedrichstrasse train station in central in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 17, 2018 - 3:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on...
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Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
December 17, 2018 - 12:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19 2018, file photo, Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. The Dec. 17, 2018, meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker’s two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
December 17, 2018 - 12:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. Monday's meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker's two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global...
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 17, 2018 - 12:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation...
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Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe, center, surrounded by his loyal lawmakers and supporters speaks after assuming duties in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 16, 2018 - 9:17 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech Sunday in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together and signaled the 2-month political crisis is far from resolved. President...
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Residents react during a gathering being held in a central square of the eastern French city of Strasbourg, Sunday Dec.16, 2018 to pay homage to the victims of a gunman who killed four people and wounded a dozen more. The gathering was held in Kleber Square by a Christmas market and near where the gunman opened fire last Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
December 16, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five. French authorities said a Polish man died in a Strasbourg hospital Sunday, one of...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, shakes hands with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where...
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December 16, 2018 - 3:12 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing previously banned content. Yair Netanyahu blasted the website on Sunday for removing an earlier post in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, visitors look at a display for 5G wireless technology from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 16, 2018 - 2:26 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said. Ambassador John McCallum also met with ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig on Friday. Both were detained in China...
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December 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12 people dead and 25 others wounded from both sides, officials said on Sunday, just two days ahead of the...
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