Government and politics

Indian army soldiers arrive near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
February 27, 2019 - 7:29 am
MUZAFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured two pilots, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades. India acknowledged one of its air force planes...
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Students of Vinfast Training Center holding Vietnam and North Korea national flags as they prepare for the arrival of a senior North Korean delegation at VinFast, an automotive startup manufacturer in Hai Phong, Vietnam Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared for his second summit with President Donald Trump, top members of his delegation made a whirlwind tour of one of Vietnam’s most successful conglomerates. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
February 27, 2019 - 7:11 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Senior members of North Korea's delegation to Hanoi for Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump took a side trip Wednesday to visit one of Vietnam's most successful conglomerates. Kim has several senior foreign and economic advisers with him in Hanoi and gleaning...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Asian shares were higher in muted trading Wednesday as investors watch the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 27, 2019 - 7:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. France's CAC 40 was down 0.2 percent in midday trading at 5,228, while Germany's DAX fell 0.5...
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February 27, 2019 - 7:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German federal agency ruled Wednesday that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct," the Federal Cartel Office said...
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Kashmiri villagers and Indian soldiers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
February 27, 2019 - 5:58 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended an offer to Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi for talks to de-escalate rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Khan says that war...
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Demonstrators protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 27, 2019 - 5:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, while the head of a major business organization said May's grudging decision to allow lawmakers to vote to delay Brexit provides an "option on sanity." May bowed to...
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February 27, 2019 - 5:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has given the green light for Jens Weidmann to head the country's central bank, the Bundesbank, for a second eight-year term. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet decided Wednesday to formally propose to the country's president that Weidmann serve a second term...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to make a statement to the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 27, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to guarantee the short-term rights of British citizens in the country in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit. The lower house approved the plan in January, and the...
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Kashmiri villagers and Indian soldiers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
February 27, 2019 - 5:35 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Indian police say officials have recovered four bodies from the wreckage of an Indian Air Force chopper that crashed in Indian-controlled sector of Kashmir. Senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan said the...
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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba chant slogans at a rally to condemn Indian aggression, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Pakistan's air force shot down two Indian warplanes after they crossed the boundary between the two nuclear-armed rivals in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Wednesday and captured one Indian pilot, a military spokesman said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
February 27, 2019 - 5:29 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan face their worst tension in years over the disputed region of Kashmir, with Islamabad saying they shot down two Indian warplanes Wednesday and captured two pilots. Pakistan immediately shut down its civilian airspace in response. But how did...
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