Government and politics

November 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police with riot gear fired tear gas and struck people who gathered on Wednesday to hear a speech by the country’s top opposition leader. Dozens of people ran and dodged baton blows in the capital, Harare. Officers cordoned off the Movement for Democratic Change...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, a Chinese investor uses a smartphone as she monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 20, 2019 - 3:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated Wednesday in Europe and Asia after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of increasingly violent protests. The resolution has added to worries over prospects for Beijing and Washington to resolve a tariff war that...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2010 photo a man is arrested by the police at a hospital in Berlin, Germany. Fritz von Weizsaecker the son of former German Richard von Weizsaecker president has been killed while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he also worked as a physician. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 3:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday. A 57-year-old man is in custody after a man jumped up from the audience at the Schlosspark-...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a paramedic treats an injured woman wounded by Israeli missile strikes at a hospital in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The Israeli military on Wednesday said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, carrying out a "wide-scale" strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. (SANA via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 3:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11...
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November 20, 2019 - 3:35 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11...
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November 20, 2019 - 2:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — The son of a former German president has been stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician. Police said they have arrested a 57-year-old man over the death of Fritz von Weizsaecker on Tuesday evening at the Schlosspark-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli tank takes a position at the Gaza Strip border. The Israeli military on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, said it has carried out a “wide-scale” strike on Iranian targets in Syria following a rocket attack on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 20, 2019 - 2:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11...
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Protesters hold up their hands to symbolize pro-democracy demonstrators' five demands during a demonstration in the financial district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 20, 2019 - 1:54 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and secondary classes resumed. Workers...
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November 20, 2019 - 1:52 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had maintained links with foreign extremist groups with the aim of coordinating future attacks. The official...
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Pope Francis talks to his cousin Ana Rosa Sivori as he arrives at Military Air Terminal of Don Muang Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 20, 2019 - 1:43 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking and peacemaking. He is expected to...
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