Politics

Catalan regional Vice-President, Oriol Junqueras, center, next to Catalan former Cabinet member Raul Romeva, left, during the trial at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Spain is bracing for the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week, with a dozen Catalan separatists facing charges including rebellion over a failed secession bid in 2017. (J.J. Guillen/Pool via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused by Spanish prosecutors of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent republic testified at a top court in Madrid on Thursday that he considers himself "a political prisoner." Oriol Junqueras, who was the vice president of the Catalan Cabinet...
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Nigerian women attend an inter-faith prayer rally organized by the Freedom and Justice Party in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday Feb. 14, 2019. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is to face opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakarin on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Nigeria's general election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
February 14, 2019 - 7:31 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's upcoming elections(all times local): 2:25 p.m. SITE Intelligence Group says the Islamic State's West Africa Province has claimed responsibility for an attack on a convoy carrying a Nigerian governor in the country's northeastern Borno state, which...
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From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yemen's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Yamani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a session at the conference on Peace and Security in the Middle east in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 14, 2019 - 5:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called Iran the top threat in the Middle East, and said confronting the country is key to reaching peace in the entire region. Pompeo, who was attending a security conference in Warsaw, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Shamima Begum. A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, that she wants to come back to London. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 4:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday that she is nine months...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Thursday to avoid another defeat on her Brexit strategy amid opposition from members of her own party who claim she is moving in the wrong direction in efforts to overcome the impasse blocking a deal. Hard-line pro-Brexit lawmakers in...
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Supporters of Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party, attend an election campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
February 14, 2019 - 3:52 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election Saturday after being raised during the country's two decades of civilian rule. A majority of eligible voters in Africa's most populous nation are now 35 or younger...
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Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov gestures while speaking during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Kabulov said the U.S. has failed in Afghanistan and that helped open the way for Moscow to expand its clout as a mediator between Afghan factions. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 14, 2019 - 3:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian envoy asserted Wednesday that the U.S. has "completely failed" in Afghanistan, opening the way for Moscow to play the role of peace broker in the war-torn country from which the Soviets pulled out in 1989. The remarks by Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin's envoy...
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Kevin Downing, Paul Manafort's defense attorney, right, walks to the entrance of federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Washington. At left is attorney Tim Wang, another member of the defense team for Manafort. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
February 14, 2019 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:24 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — In a story Feb. 13 about Cyprus' toughening eligibility rules for its lucrative scheme to grant passports to wealthy investors, The Associated Press erroneously reported Harris Georgiades' title. He is finance minister, not foreign minister. A corrected version of the story...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2019 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional border security negotiations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Congressional bargainers have completed a bipartisan border security compromise that gives President Donald Trump less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion he wanted to...
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