Government and politics

February 25, 2018 - 7:16 am
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says two potential terror attacks have been thwarted in France since January. Minister Gerald Collomb says Sunday on CNews television that one attack was targeting a major sports center, and the other French soldiers. He said both plots were "not totally...
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From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 7:16 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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A model of a Wing Loong II weaponized drone hangs above the stand for the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corp. at a military drone conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday opened a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones called the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference, showing the power the weapons have across the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 25, 2018 - 7:14 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Walking through a trade show all about military drones, Emirati officials made a point on Sunday to stop first at a stand run by Chinese officials with a mock armed drone hanging above them. Defense analysts believe that drone, the Wing Loong II, is now being...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, front left, Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, second right, attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 25, 2018 - 6:56 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:55 p.m. American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy wants to know what Ivanka Trump is doing at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games. Kenworthy tweeted a photo of his teammates Sunday and said: "So proud...
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Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, watches the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
February 25, 2018 - 6:49 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The South Korean president's office says a North Korean delegate to Olympics has said Pyongyang is willing to hold talks with U.S. The Blue House, South Korea's presidential office, reported the news...
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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari, far right, addresses the United Nations Security Council Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at U.N. headquarters after the council voted on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved the resolution, demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
February 25, 2018 - 6:34 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is denouncing the "inhuman" violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded cease-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated. Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying...
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Canadian athletes walk into the stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 25, 2018 - 6:33 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The athletes are marching into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the Winter Games Those who won medals are wearing them. Most are waving at the crowd. Flagbearers from all of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing the media as he introduced new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's official news agency said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the ruling Communist Party proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi to rule as president beyond 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 6:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the...
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The Alpensia Ski Jumping Center towers are illuminated in the background while people attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 25, 2018 - 6:01 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8 p.m. The closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics is officially underway. Athletes will march, the popular K-pop band EXO will perform, and Pyeongchang officials will officially hand over responsibility...
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A model of a Wing Loong II weaponized drone hangs above the stand for the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corp. at a military drone conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday opened a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones called the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference, showing the power the weapons have across the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 25, 2018 - 5:50 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is hosting a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones, showing the power these weapons have across the Middle East. The Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference is being held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Top UAE...
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