Government and politics

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.'s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body's headquarters to deliver a nearly...
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FILE- In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, candles are placed in memory of slain journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. On Thursday, April 26, 2018. Officials in Slovakia on early Thursday Sept. 27, 2018, said police have arrested suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
September 27, 2018 - 2:54 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police in Slovakia have arrested suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, officials said Thursday. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Facebook that he was happy to receive news "that...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 27, 2018 - 1:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year's end and predicting that it will continue to tighten credit into 2020 to manage growth and inflation. The...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, photo, Australian Broadcasting Corp. staff hold placards outside their offices in Sydney, Australia. The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned on Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because the government disliked them. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned on Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because the ruling conservative government disliked them. The scandal has damaged the...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, a Russian military police officer stands guard at the Russian air base in Hemeimeem, Syria, with an Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force in the background. Russia is determined to keep Syria solidly anchored in its sphere of influence over the long term - both as a foothold in the Middle East and as a warning to the U.S. and its allies against future interference. Russian forces proved decisive in the international struggle against the Islamic State group, giving Moscow a credibility that Western powers lack. (AP Photo, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The same day that Russian diplomats struck a deal with Turkey over a demilitarized zone in Syria's last rebel-run region, dozens of Russian businessmen were flying home from Damascus, contracts in hand for trade with a postwar Syria. Whatever happens to the rebels in Idlib...
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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun holds a map of Syria Refugee Response as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 9:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed Syria's political future — as Western countries hold parallel meetings on the same issue. Russia's Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Mevlut...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. He also signed a bill making it clear that rapid-fire "bump stocks" like those used in last year's...
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Clarke Gayford sits with his daughter Neve as her mother, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 26, 2018 - 8:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jacinda Ardern knows all about juggling her role as a mother with the requirements of her job. The prime minister of New Zealand has brought her infant daughter to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders. Mother and daughter have been spotted together inside the...
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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 7:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations blamed lack of leadership Wednesday for the world's failure to take tough decisions needed to stop global warming, warning that a key goal of the Paris climate accord is at risk. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bluntly told leaders...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 26, 2018 - 6:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his work to settle a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he has given up nothing but his time during a June summit yet stands on the cusp of denuclearizing the North. In a wide-ranging news conference on the...
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