Government and politics

October 15, 2019 - 12:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising hopes among investors. But China's own state media are trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration about the halting pace of market opening. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill gestures after inspecting the APEC 2018 International Media Center at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister O’Neill for official corruption. The acting police commissioner said O’Neill was in a hotel in the capital but refusing to cooperate. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
October 15, 2019 - 12:21 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption. Acting Police Commissioner David Manning said O'Neill had been found in a hotel in Port Moresby but is refusing to cooperate. But Australian...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers, Article 50, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is in Luxembourg on Tuesday to brief ministers on the state of play for Brexit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 14, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator says a divorce deal with the United Kingdom is still possible this week but that the British government needs to come forward with a legal text. Michel Barnier said ahead of a meeting with EU foreign ministers that the main challenge now is...
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Journalists take photos as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 14, 2019 - 11:39 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. Carrie Lam has defended Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police...
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Police officers cross a wall at a crime scene in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 after a shooting incident. A gunman fired several shots on Wednesday in the German city of Halle. Police say a person has been arrested after a shooting that left two people dead. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 11:04 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's security services are seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech. The heads of Germany's domestic intelligence service BfV and the Federal Criminal...
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A man carries household goods out of a flooded house in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials, causing more than 20 rivers to overflow. Some of the muddy waters in streets, fields and residential areas have subsided. But many places remained flooded, with homes and surrounding roads covered in mud and littered with broken wooden pieces and debris. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 8:01 pm
NAGANO, Japan (AP) — More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are searching for people still missing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session Tuesday that typhoon-related deaths have risen to 53, with 20...
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A bullet hole could be seen in the back window outside the Fort Worth home Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, where a 28-year-old black woman was shot to death by a white police officer on Saturday. Members of the community have brought tributes to the home where Atatiana Jefferson was killed early Saturday by an officer who was responding to a neighbor's report of an open door. (AP Photo/Jake Bleiberg)
October 14, 2019 - 5:15 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside her own home in Fort Worth (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A white former Fort Worth police officer has been booked in jail on a murder charge for the shooting of a black woman through a window in her home. Aaron...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Marybel Batjer, of the California Public Utilities Commission, speaks during a news conference as Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on in Sacramento, Calif. California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires. Batjer said Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, the utility needs to have a goal of restoring power within 12 hours instead of its current 48 hours, minimize the scale of future outages and better communicate with the public and local officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter members on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the organization's inaugural meeting in Geneva. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the...
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Syrians walk at the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in Semelka, northeast Syria, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. The border crossing between Iraq and Syria's Kurdish-held northeastern Syria was dreary on Monday. The truck lane of the usually bustling commercial gateway was empty_ only a single pick-up stood in the parking lot with sheep in the flatbed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 14, 2019 - 3:07 pm
SEMELKA, Syria (AP) — It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq. The exodus was not propelled by the Turkish offensive launched last week. Instead, it was the...
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