Government and politics

FILE- In this July 26, 2011 photo, a melting iceberg floats along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet near Nuuk, Greenland. The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Katowice, Poland. Negotiators from around the world are meeting for talks on curbing climate change. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:09 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Poland's President Andrzej Duda has defended the country's reliance on its coal, arguing that it does not conflict with the need to combat climate change. Speaking at the opening of a U.N. climate...
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December 03, 2018 - 6:01 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist prime minister says he will defend the constitution and democracy against fear following a major setback to his party in a regional election that marked an awakening of the far-right. Pedro Sanchez tweeted Monday that "my government will continue working on a...
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Tiffany Utterson, right, and her children, from left to right, Ella, 11, Ian, 10 and Owen, 8, place a wreath outside the gated community entrance to the home of George H.W. Bush Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 03, 2018 - 5:57 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president's lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say...
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A man rides his bicycle past by charred cars, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital Saturday, as activists caused widespread damage and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti during clashes with police. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 03, 2018 - 5:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's response to violent protests (all times local): 11:50 a.m. France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, has warned that the violent protests and road blockades will have a negative impact on the economy. More than 100 people were injured in the French capital and...
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President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 03, 2018 - 5:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. Forged over grilled sirloin at the Group of 20 summit Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the...
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December 03, 2018 - 5:47 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani government spokesman says President Donald Trump has reached out to Prime Minister Imran Khan, sending him a letter seeking Islamabad's cooperation in bringing the Taliban to negotiating table to end the 17-year war in neighboring Afghanistan. The spokesman, Fawad...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2018 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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A Ukrainian border guard stands ready at the border from Russia to Ukrainian side of the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. On a map, Chertkovo and Milove are one village, crossed by Friendship of Peoples Street which got its name under the Soviet Union and on the streets in both places, people speak a mix of Russian and Ukrainian without turning choice of language into a political statement. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 03, 2018 - 5:26 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has announced a call-up of reservists amid tensions with Russia. Relations between the two neighbors have strained further following the Nov. 25 incident in which Russia fired upon and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews. Ukrainian President...
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Tiffany Utterson, right, and her children, from left to right, Ella, 11, Ian, 10 and Owen, 8, place a wreath outside the gated community entrance to the home of George H.W. Bush Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 03, 2018 - 5:24 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president's lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, a bird flies past as smoke emits from the chimneys of Serbia's main coal-fired power station near Kostolac, Serbia. The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Katowice, Poland. Negotiators from around the world are meeting for talks on curbing climate change. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 03, 2018 - 5:23 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take seriously the threat of global warming and act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. Guterres...
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