Government and politics

June 22, 2018 - 8:39 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The White House said Friday they discussed ways "the humanitarian...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras right, speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during their meeting in Athens, on Friday, June 22. 2018. Eurozone financial ministers have agreed to complete the eight-year bailout program for Greece, including debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno announced in the early hours of Friday.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 22, 2018 - 7:18 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister pledged Friday to stick to agreed reforms and budget targets after international creditors announced debt relief measures to wean the country off its eight-year bailout program, which ends in two months. Greek bond markets rose on the news of the deal,...
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June 22, 2018 - 7:01 am
DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's president has refused to swear in 11 Cabinet ministers because of corruption investigations in a rocky beginning for a new government formed after a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. Former President and independence fighter Jose Maria...
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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends peace talks at a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, June 21, 2018. South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a peace deal to end the five-year civil war and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
June 22, 2018 - 6:58 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. "This is simply because we have had enough of him," government...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, sits inside a classroom, as she speaks with Lebanese and Syrian displaced students where they studying together, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 2018. Merkel is visiting Jordan and Lebanon, both neighbors of war-torn Syria, amid an escalating domestic row over migration. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 22, 2018 - 6:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized the...
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A Russian military officer displays a chemical lab during a briefing by Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries in Kubinka Patriot park outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Russian officials said the lab was used by the rebels to produce mustard gas and contained equipment made in Western Europe. Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia’s foreign and defense ministries also charged that the international chemical weapons watchdog has failed to objectively investigate the alleged chemical attacks and is subject to political control. (AP Photo)
June 22, 2018 - 6:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia's foreign and defense ministries also charged the international chemical weapons watchdog with failing to...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in the tasting room in Purcellville, Va. The European Union on Friday will start taxing a range of U.S. imports, including Harley-Davidson bikes, cranberries, peanut butter, playing cards and whiskey. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 22, 2018 - 6:17 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. The goods targeted include typical American products like bourbon, peanut butter, and orange juice, in a...
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June 22, 2018 - 3:58 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1...
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Indian paramilitary soldiers walk on a road dotted with bricks and stones thrown at them during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Shops, businesses and schools shut down in the Indian portion of Kashmir Thursday in response to a strike call given by separatists against recent civilian deaths and the killing of a senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
June 22, 2018 - 3:10 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured. Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip...
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