Government and politics

December 11, 2018 - 11:22 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Delegations from Yemen's warring sides have agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war, according to a member of the rebel delegation. The internationally recognized government of...
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People buy latest iPhone while others try out its latest model at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. China's economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 11, 2018 - 10:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. May is visiting several European countries to seek "assurances" on the Brexit agreement with the European Union to aid its passage through Britain's parliament. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 11, 2018 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister concedes Parliament won't approve her Brexit plan without changes. The European Union says no changes are possible. So what's a politician to do? Play with words. A day after Prime Minister Theresa May canceled a Brexit vote she was sure to lose, leaders on...
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December 11, 2018 - 9:17 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most controversial political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has arrived in Israel for a two-day visit that has prompted criticism over his far-right policies and anti-migration views. Salvini is considered the driving force in Italy's government...
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, meets with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van Der Bellen, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 11, 2018 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously. Michel Aoun, a Hezbollah...
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Pigs wander the shoulder of Interstate 40 near the state line with Tennessee in Haywood County, North Carolina, after a crash on Monday Dec. 10, 2018. The crash caused delays while local farmers helped authorities corral the pigs. (North Carolina Department of Transportation via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 8:02 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming Tuesday, but forecasters warned that temperatures in many areas will plunge below freezing again Tuesday night. That will refreeze the melting snow, making some roads treacherous. Scores of schools in...
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December 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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December 11, 2018 - 7:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Rockefeller University Hospital for decades are demanding to know what happened to photos they say the physician took while the abuse was occurring. The physician, Reginald Archibald, worked at the New York City...
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Philippine Air Force personnel unload three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago, as they arrive Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in suburban Pasay city、 southeast of Manila, Philippines. American occupation troops took the bells in 1901 from a Catholic church following an attack by machete-wielding Filipino villagers, who killed 48 U.S. troops in the town of Balangiga on central Samar island in one of the U.S. Army's worst single-battle losses of that era. The bells are revered by Filipinos as symbols of national pride. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
December 11, 2018 - 6:10 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — For over a century, the Bells of Balangiga have not rung in the Philippines, a silence that the president last year called "painful." Now, the revered bells will once again be heard in the country. Hundreds of Filipino villagers in 1901, armed with bolos and disguised as...
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December 11, 2018 - 5:40 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, newspapers reported Tuesday. The Arman daily said Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an "illegal gathering" and one year...
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