Government and politics

Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset, center, sitting next to Ivonne Higuero, right, CITES Secretary-General ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), delivers his statement, during the opening remarks of the World Wildlife Conference - CITES CoP18, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 6:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...
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Kashmiri Muslims hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, India, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Hundreds of Kashmiris held a street protest in the Indian-controlled Kashmir even as India's government assured the Supreme Court on Friday that the situation in disputed Kashmir is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrictions will be removed over the next few days, an attorney said after the court heard challenges to India's moves. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
August 17, 2019 - 6:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government...
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A protester prepares to throw an egg at a pro-government lawmaker during a march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 17, 2019 - 6:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests. The dueling demonstrations highlighted the political divide...
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Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset, center, sitting next to Ivonne Higuero, right, CITES Secretary-General ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), delivers his statement, during the opening remarks of the World Wildlife Conference - CITES CoP18, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 4:53 am
GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...
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Kashmiri Muslims hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, India, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Hundreds of Kashmiris held a street protest in the Indian-controlled Kashmir even as India's government assured the Supreme Court on Friday that the situation in disputed Kashmir is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrictions will be removed over the next few days, an attorney said after the court heard challenges to India's moves. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
August 17, 2019 - 4:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy. Administrator Shahid Choudhary said restrictions were...
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Pro-democracy protesters tie white-ribbons, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters during a march organized by teacher in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across the border in Hong Kong on Friday, Aug. 16 in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 17, 2019 - 4:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city's leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory. An overflow crowd rallied at a nearby public square before setting off on streets that had been closed...
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Pro-democracy protesters tie white-ribbons, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters during a march organized by teacher in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across the border in Hong Kong on Friday, Aug. 16 in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 17, 2019 - 4:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city's leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory. An overflow crowd rallied at a nearby public square before setting off on streets that had been closed...
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Kashmiri Muslims hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, India, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Hundreds of Kashmiris held a street protest in the Indian-controlled Kashmir even as India's government assured the Supreme Court on Friday that the situation in disputed Kashmir is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrictions will be removed over the next few days, an attorney said after the court heard challenges to India's moves. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
August 17, 2019 - 2:36 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday began restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy. Administrator Shahid Choudhary said...
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Pro-democracy protesters walk during a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 17, 2019 - 2:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — School teachers in Hong Kong were marching Saturday to the official residence of the city leader as another weekend of protests got underway. An overflow crowd rallied at a public square in the financial district before setting off for Government House, carrying signs that read "...
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A road closure sign is seen in downtown Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in advance of a rally as the city prepares for crowds. In the past week, authorities in Portland have arrested a half-dozen members of right-wing groups on charges related to violence at previous politically motivated rallies as the liberal city braces for potential clashes between far-right groups and self-described anti-fascists who violently oppose them. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
August 17, 2019 - 12:10 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S. Self-...
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