Political issues

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, attends a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
October 17, 2018 - 11:39 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation. The daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori cried as the judge read aloud his ruling Wednesday night. Several...
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Honduran migrants bound to the U.S border climb into the bed of a truck in Zacapa, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump's threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 17, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three weeks before midterm elections. A day after warning...
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Shaymaa Afifi, the wife of Mustafa el-Nagar, a former Egyptian lawmaker, says her husband went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have made dozens of people disappear in recent years as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, but el-Sissi's government dismisses as unfounded accusations of its involvement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 9:18 am
CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. In ads and speeches, McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Hawley, says it's not true and has been forced to defend himself. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 17, 2018 - 8:38 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, says it...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, former Solicitor General Ted Olson testifies on a panel of experts and character witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the final day of the confirmation hearings, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after several firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Among those in Saudi Arabia's corner are a lobbying firm headed by the former Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and high-profile Washington attorney Olson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 16, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal...
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Danny Jackson, Vietnam War veteran and supporter of Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, wears a shirt with a likeness of the candidate as he holds a sign during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Diego. Campa-Najjar faces indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter in the race for Southern California's 50th district. Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background - something the Latino, Arab-American businessman forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an incumbent under indictment. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 16, 2018 - 5:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent. Former...
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October 16, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a closed-door interview Tuesday. A lawyer for Glenn Simpson said in a statement that he had...
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October 16, 2018 - 9:05 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan politicians and human rights groups on Tuesday urged the Spanish government to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. Catalan regional president Quim Torra, who favors independence from...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, photo, Zhang Yang, left, the then-head of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) political affairs department and Fang Fenghui, right, the then-chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army attend China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, has expelled Zhang, a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another Fang, on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home...
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October 15, 2018 - 3:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International says its researcher in Russia's North Caucasus has been abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in the region. Amnesty International said in a statement on Monday that Oleg Kozlovsky was abducted earlier this month by unknown men who said...
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