Government and politics

August 27, 2018 - 3:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, youngsters ride past a sign written in Russian, that advertises price cuts in Chisinau, Moldova. Romanian has been the official state language in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova for almost three decades, but now, even with 80 percent of Moldovan considering it their native language, some politicians are reluctant to learn Romanian despite a law that requires it.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
August 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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Two Reuters journalists Wa Lone, center, and Kyaw Soe Oo, center back, gestures while being escorted by police upon arrival at a court Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar court delayed the verdict against two Reuters journalists on the charge of possessing official documents illegally in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. The verdict that was to be delivered Monday was postponed to Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
August 27, 2018 - 1:15 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar judge on Monday postponed the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. The verdict in the case of...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Asian stocks are rising as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 27, 2018 - 12:11 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks rose on Monday as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.7 percent to 22,759.53 and South Korea's Kospi rose...
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A police officer directs a pedestrian away from a blocked-off area near the scene of a mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Florida authorities are reporting multiple fatalities at the riverfront mall that was hosting a video game tournament. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 26, 2018 - 11:15 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local): 10 p.m. Heavily armed agents have entered a Baltimore townhouse, the home of the father of the suspect in a deadly shooting at a video game tournament in...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 10:27 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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August 26, 2018 - 8:21 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has expelled a Japanese tourist who had been detained by authorities on unspecified charges, the official Korean Central News Agency said late Sunday. A two-sentence report said that Tomoyuki Sugimoto had been "kept under control" for questioning about "his crime." It did...
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An electoral official count ballots after the closing of a nationwide referendum seeking to curb corruption in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Voters were asked to approve seven proposals that referendum supporters hope will bring about tougher anti-corruption legislation, but the referendum will only be valid if a third of all voters take part. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
August 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An anti-corruption referendum in Colombia drew millions to the polls Sunday but fell just short of a required participation threshold to push forward measures aimed at improving transparency and stiffening penalties for white-collar criminals. Nearly 11.7 million Colombians...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 7:38 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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