Government and politics

FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Cuba's Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso receives the Star of the Century award from the Latin Music Institute in recognition of her contribution to ballet and culture, during a ceremony in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's national ballet has reported that Alonso has died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in...
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Tourists sheltering underneath a British Union flag umbrella walk across Westminster Bridge in the rain towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2019 - 9:08 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators. Johnson is gambling his political fortunes on being able to...
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In this photo released by Press Information Department, Members of Kalash community greet Britain's Prince William, center, and his wife Kate to presents and traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district, Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019. (Press Information Department via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 7:49 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research...
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Empty wine bottles sit on a production line in the southern France region of Provence, Friday Oct. 11, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, are facing a U.S. tariff hike on Friday, with dollars 7.5 billion duties on a range of European goods approved by the World Trade Organization for illegal EU subsidies to aviation giant Airbus.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 17, 2019 - 7:08 am
MILAN (AP) — European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on...
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Turkish soldiers stand atop of their tanks at a staging area close to the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and State Secretary Mike Pompeo were scheduled to arrive in Ankara and press Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to accept a ceasefire in northeast Syria. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 17, 2019 - 7:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 5 p.m. Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted Turkey's "criminal aggression" in Syria, vowing that Damascus will respond to the offensive. Assad made his comments Thursday in Damascus while receiving Iraq's...
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Newly graduated Afghan National Army march during their graduation ceremony after a three month training program at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 17, 2019 - 6:58 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country's increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics, according to a U.N. report released Thursday. The report also said...
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In this Oct. 8, 2019, photo, Associated Press journalists visit the Sustainability Pavilion at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its Sustainability Pavilion, which recalls the towers of New York’s 1964 world’s fair, will be covered in solar panels and surrounded by similarly paneled “energy trees” to make it a zero-energy structure. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 17, 2019 - 3:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai is betting billions of dollars that its Expo 2020 will draw 25 million visitors, encourage business and spur development of the city. However, this world's fair comes as Dubai's real estate market shows signs of faltering amid global economic woes. Fears of...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and State Secretary Mike Pompeo were scheduled to arrive in Ankara and press Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to accept a ceasefire in northeast Syria. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 17, 2019 - 3:12 am
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new...
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Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council Evan Greenberg, center left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hold a talk at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Yukie Nishizawa/Pool Photo via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 2:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington for a quick end to their tariff war but gave no indication Thursday what more Beijing might want before it carries out what President Donald Trump says is a promise to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods. Trump's promise Friday to delay a tariff...
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A Syrian girl who is newly displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, weeps as she sits in a bus upon her arrival at the Bardarash camp, north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The camp used to host Iraqis displaced from Mosul during the fight against the Islamic State group and was closed two years ago. The U.N. says more around 160,000 Syrians have been displaced since the Turkish operation started last week, most of them internally in Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 17, 2019 - 2:02 am
BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there...
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