Government and politics

September 19, 2018 - 10:35 am
GENEVA (AP) — The regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross says the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo presents complex challenges as long-running conflict hampers aid efforts. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore says Red Cross teams have resorted to training...
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September 19, 2018 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Chris Cuomo is adding a radio show to his television work. The prime-time host will start his own two-hour radio show next Monday at noon on SiriusXM. The company said Wednesday that Cuomo's weekday show will air on its nonpartisan P.O.T.U.S. channel. It's expected to be a...
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Cars sit abandoned on a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Lillington, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 9:39 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. "I know it...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:57 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North Macedonia." The vote on Sept. 30 has been hailed by western officials as a major chance for the small Balkan country to...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:10 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United Nations says the number of civilian casualties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has surged in the past three months. Fighting between Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed separatists has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014. Hostilities have subsided...
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September 19, 2018 - 6:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid. The EU Commission ended a probe that started in 2015 by saying on Wednesday...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its...
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FILE- In this July 2, 2018, file photo, a truck carrying a cargo container drives under the Gerald Desmond Bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. China on Tuesday, Sept. 18, announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 19, 2018 - 6:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, third from left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from right, pose for photograph with South Korean delegation at Okryu-Gwan restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 6:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders in their third try finally produced some substance. The meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday came amid faltering nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea, which raised...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, South Sudanese refugee women who suffered sexual or other gender-based violence play a board game at a women's center focusing on such violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. A new report by Amnesty International released Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 says South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 19, 2018 - 5:15 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new...
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