Government and politics

December 06, 2018 - 4:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service...
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December 06, 2018 - 4:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian migration minister Theo Francken says he want no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Francken said Thursday that his right-wing N-VA party wants "nothing to do with...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, gives a reply to lawmakers during the scheduled Prime Minister's Questions time, in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018. Britain’s House of Commons opened round two Wednesday in a bruising battle between lawmakers and Prime Minister Theresa May's government over Britain's Brexit split with the EU. (UK Parliament, Mark Duffy via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 4:29 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she may let Parliament decide whether to trigger the contentious Northern Ireland "backstop" as she struggles to overcome opposition to her Brexit deal. May says her agreement on leaving the European Union would allow the U.K. to decide whether...
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Attendees to George H.W. Bush's funeral viewing at the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library in Odessa, Texas, look on as a military honor guard delivers Bush's casket to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 4:16 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the...
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A demonstrator holds a placard reading " Join us" as they stand by toll gates on a motorway at Biarritz southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.5, 2018. The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed on Wednesday to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 06, 2018 - 3:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest. Police unions and local authorities are holding emergency meetings Thursday to strategize — while...
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People stand in front of the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 06, 2018 - 3:03 am
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC members are meeting to agree on their response to recent declines in oil prices, with analysts predicting a cut in production of at least 1 million barrels per day. Crude prices began falling in October and continued to plunge last month because of oversupply and fears weaker...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the "yellow jackets" protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion of their overall expenses, so a fuel price increase eats up more of their paycheck and leaves with less to spend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 06, 2018 - 2:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the "yellow jackets" protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion of their overall expenses, so a fuel price increase eats up more of their paycheck and leaves with less to spend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 06, 2018 - 2:42 am
PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate...
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Attendees to George H.W. Bush's funeral viewing at the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library in Odessa, Texas, look on as a military honor guard delivers Bush's casket to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 12:37 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Constitution says you can’t be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. he Supreme Court is considering Gamble’s case Thursday, Dec. 6, and the outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitution's ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The justices are taking up an appeal Thursday...
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