Government and politics

October 27, 2018 - 5:50 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group has sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books written by two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights on Saturday said the move amounted to open state...
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Newly appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, center, leaves a Buddhist temple after meeting his supporters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the country's prime minister and replaced him with a former strongman, state television said Friday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 27, 2018 - 4:44 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president suspended parliament on Saturday even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority support, adding to a growing political crisis in the island nation. Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker, confirmed...
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October 27, 2018 - 3:23 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says the global outcry over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has become "hysterical," while vowing that the kingdom is determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. "This issue has become fairly hysterical," Foreign...
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October 27, 2018 - 1:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security was tight in southern Kandahar on Saturday as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief...
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October 26, 2018 - 7:37 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower weapons to act autonomously and kill people. The company laid out its reasoning Friday in a blog post by Brad Smith,...
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A small group of Honduran migrants trying to reach the U.S. border walk along train tracks in Trancas Viejas, Veracruz state, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. As a caravan of thousands of Central Americans renewed their slow march toward the U.S. on Wednesday, others chose to travel in smaller groups following routes well-worn by decades of migrants fleeing poverty and violence.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 26, 2018 - 7:12 pm
TRANCAS VIEJAS, Mexico (AP) — On a day when a migrant caravan of several thousand was still crawling through far southern Mexico, hundreds of young men were walking swiftly between train rides more than 200 miles to the north. Some of them had left Honduras the same day as those in the caravan. One...
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October 26, 2018 - 6:08 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries among the software maker's own employees that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower weapons to act autonomously and kill people. The company laid out its...
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Newly appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, center, leaves a Buddhist temple after meeting his supporters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the country's prime minister and replaced him with a former strongman, state television said Friday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country's prime minister and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with a former strongman, an aide said. Sirisena Sirisena informed Ranil Wickremesinghe that he was being replaced by his former nemesis, Mahinda...
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This photo posted on Twitter by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 shows Netanyahu visiting Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Oman. Israel and Oman do not have diplomatic relations. The meeting was the first between leaders of the two countries since 1996 and former Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin made a similar surprise visit to Oman two years earlier. (Israeli Prime Minister's Office via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday returned from an unannounced visit to Oman, the two countries confirmed, meeting the Gulf state's leader in the first visit of its kind in over 20 years. The surprise visit was an important accomplishment for the Israeli leader,...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hulu will make its subscription streaming service more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers. That's according to a settlement agreement between Hulu and advocacy groups, who sued Los Angeles-based Hulu last year. Disability Rights Advocates, which brought the case, says...
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