Government and politics

November 20, 2019 - 8:22 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A media watchdog group on Wednesday warned that an independent television in Serbia is facing intimidation and a smear campaign from pro-government media and officials. Reporters Without Borders urged the Serbian government to “stop supporting and instead publicly condemn”...
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Police surround opposition party supporters who had gathered to hear a speech by the country's top opposition leader in Harare, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Zimbabwean police with riot gear fired tear gas and struck people who had gathered at the opposition party headquarters to hear a speech by the main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa who still disputes his narrow loss to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 20, 2019 - 8:22 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 amid growing frustration with the collapsing economy. Dozens of people ran and dodged baton blows in the capital, Harare...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 photo Syrians stand inside their makeshift tent near the refugee and migrant camp at the Greek island of Samos. Greece's conservative government announced Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019, plans to overhaul the country's migration management system, and replacing existing camps on the islands with detention facilities and moving and 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its migration management system, replacing overcrowded refugee camps on the islands with smaller detention facilities and moving some 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:50 am
MADRID (AP) — Two Spaniards who were among a group of five convicted earlier this year of raping a woman each were Wednesday sentenced to three years and three months more in prison for having made videos of the rape with their phones. A regional court in Pamplona also fined them 5,670 euros ($6,...
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A man holds a hat with the initials of Adolf Hitler prior to an auction in Grasbrunn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 201, 2019. A Jewish group has sharply condemned an auction of Nazi memorabilia in Germany. The European Jewish Association condemned the auction Wednesday at Hermann Historica in Munich, saying that “it’s wrong to make money off these blood-soaked items, especially in Germany of all places". (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Jewish group condemned an auction of Nazi memorabilia in Germany on Wednesday that included items such as Adolf Hitler’s top hat, a silver-plated edition of his book “Mein Kampf” and a black cocktail dress owned by his long-time partner Eva Braun. “It’s wrong to make money off these...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:45 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A media watchdog group has warned that an independent television in Serbia is facing intimidation and a smear campaign from pro-government media and officials. Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged the Serbian government to “stop supporting and instead publicly...
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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 - 7:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global shares declined Wednesday 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 is hammering...
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In this image made from video, a frontline protester One of the last remaining protesters on the campus of Polytechnic University who goes by the name Hei speaks to the Associated Press, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Hong Kong. A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus. (AP Photo)
November 20, 2019 - 6:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pale and thin, a teenager wandered the nearly deserted campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. He hugged his body with his arms, whether because of the chill in the air or gnawing worry he felt was unclear. Only a handful of protesters remain at “Poly...
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Police aboard the yacht "Gio" after it was intercepted on a course for Sicily by the Maltese military early Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, and forced back to Portomaso, Malta. Malta authorities on Wednesday arrested the boat owner, prominent Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech, who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of leading investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
November 20, 2019 - 6:34 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Authorities in Malta on Wednesday arrested a prominent Maltese businessman who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a leading investigative reporter. Yorgen Fenech was on a yacht intercepted on a northward course away from Malta by the Maltese military...
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Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, right, reaches out to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an official memorial for former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his wife Leah, commemorating 24 years since the assassination of Rabin, at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Heidi Levine/Pool via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 6:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli politics (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, practically pushing the nation toward a new, third election this year. Lieberman’s comments on Wednesday were widely anticipated as...
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