Government and politics

In this courtroom sketch Mehmet Hakan Atilla, second from left, listens to the judge during his sentencing, flanked by his attorneys Cathy Fleming, left, and Victor Rocco as Atilla's wife, upper right, listens to the proceedings Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on the Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 5:02 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign ministry has criticized the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. In a statement late Wednesday, the foreign ministry called the trial against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an employee of Turkish...
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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 17, 2018 - 4:47 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May after meeting at a hotel on the sidelines of an EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 17, 2018 - 4:41 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The European Union is calling for an end to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap tariffs on EU steel exports as a new deadline looms for the duties to enter force. French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that "it's Europe's economic sovereignty, and what we...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. Senior State Department diplomat Sandra Oudkirk says the United States opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because it could increase Russia's "malign...
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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 17, 2018 - 4:34 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a "red line" with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with oversized lips, ears and nose. Felix Klein, who was appointed this year amid concerns over rising anti-Semitism,...
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In this courtroom sketch Mehmet Hakan Atilla, second from left, listens to the judge during his sentencing, flanked by his attorneys Cathy Fleming, left, and Victor Rocco as Atilla's wife, upper right, listens to the proceedings Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on the Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 4:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. In a statement late Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry called the trial against Turkish state-run Halkbank employee Mehmet Hakan Atilla "an entirely...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV is reporting that Tehran has signed an agreement with a British consortium to develop an oil field in the country's south. The agreement is the first between Iran and a key Western ally of the United States since Washington last week announced it will pull out...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:55 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV is reporting that Tehran has signed an agreement with a British consortium to develop an oil field in the country's south. The agreement is the first between Iran and a key Western ally of the United States since Washington last week announced it will pull out...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway. The three-year study, posted on the website of the...
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