Government and politics

Rohingya children stand next to a bamboo fence overlooking an expanse of makeshift bamboo and tarp shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 27, 2018 - 12:13 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying by name six of those it says were behind systematic crimes targeting the ethnic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Public viewings are planned Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 27, 2018 - 11:26 am
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there's no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. It's difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that her town is saying farewell in royal...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has signed a deal to rebuild Syria's armed forces, which have been depleted by more than seven years civil war, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday. Hatami, on a two-day visit to Syria, told the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV station that the agreement also...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:35 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, making it one of the largest gifts in the school's history that comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds a factory...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian opposition party is formally asking authorities to investigate an alleged corruption scheme involving the sale of Microsoft products to state clients. Gabor Vago of the green Politics Can Be Different party said Monday that "it is untenable that in a corruption...
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August 27, 2018 - 9:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that five critically ill women from Gaza may enter Israel for urgent medical treatment despite a government decision preventing relatives of Hamas members from doing so. The five women appealed to the court last month after their requests to enter...
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August 27, 2018 - 9:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Russia postponed indefinitely a meeting on the Afghan peace process planned for next week, Afghan officials said. A statement released Monday by the office of the Afghan presidency said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:25 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government. Masoum Marzouk, a veteran of the 1973 war...
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A bucket wheel digs for coal near the Hambach Forest near Dueren, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Environmentalists fight against German energy company RWE, who plans soon clearing and grubbing the old forest for their open-pit lignite mine nearby to continue digging for brown coal. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Members of a government-appointed panel of experts on the future of Germany's coal industry are protesting plans to chop down parts of an ancient forest for mining. Panel members from three environmental groups, an organization promoting renewable energy and a residents' association...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The official overseeing Volkswagen's court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company's practice of withholding some information on the grounds of confidentiality protections. Larry Thompson said he has disagreed with Volkswagen's use of...
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