Government and politics

A man stretches as he walks over a bridge in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. In the background is the building of the European Central Bank. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone was revised down for July, official figures showed Monday, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month. Eurostat said consumer prices across the eurozone...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to media during a news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2019 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending a ban on the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea for another year. A State Department notice released Monday says the ban will remain in place until Aug. 31, 2020, unless revoked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh)...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 18, 2019 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2005 file photo. President Bush, right, accompanied by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, arrives in Baton Rouge, La., for a briefing at the state Office of Emergency Preparedness, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Shown with the president are, from right, Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and Maj. Gen. Bennett Landreneau, head of the Louisiana National Guard. Blanco, who became Louisiana's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. She was 76. (Patrick Dennis/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
August 18, 2019 - 7:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 18, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from...
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In this photo taken late Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, homes are illuminated after the sunset in Tasiilaq, Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
August 18, 2019 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark. Surprise and confusion...
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A "Banana Bloc Dance Party" gathering is held near Battleship Oregon Memorial Marine Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in downtown Portland, Ore. Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed the downtown area, as police set up concrete barriers and closed streets and bridges in an effort to contain and separate the rival groups. (AP Photo/Moriah Ratner)
August 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering...
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Migrants stand on the deck of the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. An Open Arms spokeswoman tells The Associated Press that the humanitarian group is not willing to sail to Spain's southernmost Algeciras port given the emergency situation that they are experiencing inside the boat. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8 p.m. Slovakia police say they have detained a group of 30 migrants who attempted to get to the country from neighboring Hungary hidden under a freight train. Police say 18 migrants from Afghanistan were detained in the...
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A migrant is comforted by a crew member of the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. An Open Arms spokeswoman tells The Associated Press that the humanitarian group is not willing to sail to Spain's southernmost Algeciras port given the emergency situation that they are experiencing inside the boat. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ROME (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. "We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits," said Open...
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Demonstrators walk a flock of sheep through the streets as part of a protest against Brexit, in central London, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Protestors are walking sheep past government buildings as part of 'Farmers for a People's Vote' to highlight the risk Brexit presents to livestock. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
August 18, 2019 - 9:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government...
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