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This photo provided by Wilson Li shows Simon Cheng Man-kit, second from left, a resident of Hong Kong. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Cheng, a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong, has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen for violating regulations on public order. The case is stoking fears that Beijing is extending its judicial reach to semi-autonomous Hong Kong. (Wilson Li via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 8:12 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese police say an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland has been released. Authorities in Shenzhen say Simon Cheng Man-kit was released as scheduled on Saturday after 15 days of administrative detention. Shenzhen is the mainland city...
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This undated image issued on Friday Aug. 23, 2019 by The Royal Collection shows Queen Victoria's volumes of reminiscences between 1840 and 1861. In these pages she describes how Prince Albert played with his young children, putting a napkin around their waist and swinging them backwards and forwards between his legs. The Queen also sketched the scenario. British royal documents, including images of Victoria’s leather-bound notebook, have been uploaded as part of thousands of documents and photos on the website www.albert.rct.uk that went online Friday to mark next week’s 200th anniversary of Albert’s birth. (The Royal Collection Trust via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 6:53 am
LONDON (AP) — British royal documents including Queen Victoria's heart-wrenching, handwritten account of her husband Prince Albert's death have been put online, offering a firsthand account of her overwhelming grief. Images of Victoria's leather-bound notebook have been uploaded as part of...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Construction on a 2-mile portion of replacement fencing funded by President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration has begun in southern Arizona, one of several projects that will build hundreds of miles of new and replacement barriers. Crews broke ground on the project...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, a Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, that it will levy sanctions against U.S. firms linked to plans for an U.S. dollars 8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese officer says the country "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, and warned of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal. Col. Chen Rongdi, chief of the...
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Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program. Dotson is among the 39,000 people received treatment from Planned Parenthood of Utah in 2018 under a federal family planning program called Title X. The organization this week announced it is pulling out program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 21, 2019 - 10:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after announcing it would quit the federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over abortion...
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August 21, 2019 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce says it's reached a tentative deal with Mexican tomato producers to prevent unfairly cheap produce from reaching American consumers, heading off a potential 25 percent tariff. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said Wednesday the draft agreement "...
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August 21, 2019 - 4:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in plans for an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned Wednesday that the U.S. should "immediately back away" from the arms sale proposal and end its military...
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From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nordic Prime Ministers meeting. (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
August 21, 2019 - 12:14 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A spokeswoman for Denmark's royal palace says U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to postpone a visit to Denmark next month was "a surprise." Lene Balleby told The Associated Press Wednesday that the household, which formally had invited Trump to visit Denmark Sep. 2...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 20, 2019 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark's prime minister because she isn't interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland to the U.S. Denmark owns Greenland. Trump recently floated the idea of purchasing the island but said as recently...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark's prime minister because she isn't interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland to the U.S. Denmark owns Greenland. Trump recently floated the idea of purchasing the island but said as...
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