Government and politics

Head of delegation for rebel forces known as Houthis, Mohammed Amdusalem, right, and Yemen Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yaman, left, shake hands together with UN Secretary Geleral Antonio Guterres, during the Yemen peace talks closing press conference at the Johannesberg castle in Rimbo north of Stockholm, Sweden, Thurday Dec. 13, 2018. The United Nations secretary general on Thursday announced that Yemen's warring sides have agreed after week-long peace talks in Sweden to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida. (Pontus Lundahl/TT News agency via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida, where fighting has disrupted vital aid deliveries and left the country on the brink of starvation in the 4-year-old civil war. The agreement includes a withdrawal of...
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Palestinians look at a damage after an Israeli raid killed Ashraf Naalweh during an arrest raid in the Asker refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Israel accuses Naalweh of shooting to death two Israelis and wounding another at an attack on a West Bank industrial zone in October. He fled the scene and Israeli forces have been searching for him since. The writing in Arabic reads: ""Ashraf Naalweh, your blood awaits a victory". (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 13, 2018 - 12:05 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Israel's prime minister has ordered a number of security measures in the West Bank in response to a Palestinian shooting attack that killed two Israeli soldiers. Benjamin Netanyahu's office says he has...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, a riverboat glides through Lake Mead on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, several Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. Officials now say they're not going to make it, at least not in time for upcoming meetings in Las Vegas involving representatives from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 13, 2018 - 11:42 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said Thursday. The federal government's top water...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is willing to preserve a landmark arms treaty with the United States. The remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov came after the U.S. officially announced last week that it would suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear...
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In this image made from video taken on March 11, 2016, entrepreneur Michael Spavor speaks during a friendly ice hockey match between visiting foreigners and North Korean players in Pyongyang, North Korea. A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada's Global Affairs department on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, said Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one of the only Westerners to have met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had gone missing in China. Spavor's disappearance follows China's detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing earlier this week. (AP Photo)
December 13, 2018 - 10:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Thursday that it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, where ECB president Mario Draghi will hold a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 13, 2018 - 10:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says Mika Brzezinski's absence from "Morning Joe" on Thursday was not related to her apology for using a homophobic slur the day before in reference to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The morning show co-host had criticized Pompeo for comments he made to Fox News regarding the...
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FILE - In this Nov, 6, 2018 file photo a former 94-year-old SS guard holds his walking stick at the beginning of a trial in Muenster, Germany. (Guido Kirchner/pool photo via AP, file)
December 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard has broken down over questions about the 94-year-old defendant's health. The Muenster state court heard Thursday that Johann Rehbogen has been hospitalized for heart and kidney issues, the dpa news agency reported. Rehbogen was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
December 13, 2018 - 8:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says strong domestic demand and low interest rates are supporting the economy in Europe despite a recent moderation in growth. Draghi...
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A tramway at a stop near the "Spodek" arena, part of the venue where U.N. climate talks are help on ways of combating global warming in Katowice, Poland, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 13, 2018 - 8:53 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A prominent researcher is proposing establishing a "climate passport" for people driven from their homes by the impact of global warming. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder of...
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