Government and politics

Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Rajapksa throw a chair towards police officers escorting the speaker inside parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Pandemonium reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament as lawmakers supporting Rajapaksa violently demonstrated in the house to prevent the proceedings from taking place on Friday, a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators. They threw books and chairs at police who escorted Jayasuriya into the chamber and did not allow him to sit in the speaker's chair. Jayasuriya, using a microphone, adjourned the house until Monday. (AP Photo/Lahiru Harshana)
November 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pandemonium reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament on Friday as lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block the proceedings a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators worsened political turmoil in the island...
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November 16, 2018 - 7:46 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country. Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad says an agreement was reached with the...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 16, 2018 - 7:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.2 percent to 5,021 while Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 11,344. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0...
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 6:41 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted Friday by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity...
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FILE - In this Thursday, 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 warns that slowing world trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the current expansion remains “resilient” as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls thanks to pro-business reforms. Draghi said in a speech Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Frankfurt that “there is certainly no reason why the expansion in the euro area should abruptly come to an end.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 16, 2018 - 5:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario Draghi warned in a speech Friday the current economic expansion remains "resilient"...
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November 16, 2018 - 5:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economic growth sank to a two-year low in the latest quarter and the government warned it will face headwinds from U.S.-Chinese trade tension, weakening global demand and higher interest rates. The Chinese territory's economic output expanded by 2.9 percent over a year...
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Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2018 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar...
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November 16, 2018 - 3:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — A bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation. Asia News reported that Peter Shao Zhumin dropped out of...
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November 16, 2018 - 2:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it will deport an American citizen it detained one month ago for illegally entering the country. The announcement suggests that North Korea still intends to improve ties with the United States despite stalled nuclear diplomacy. In the past,...
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A sheriff's deputy recovers the remains of a Camp Fire victim from an overturned car in Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 10:15 pm
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan — one that they used when fire came again last week. But Paradise's carefully laid plans...
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