Government and politics

In this April 14, 2019 photo. Pakistani Christian woman Samiya David shows her picture with Chinese husband, in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Samiya had been in China just two months when her brother got a phone call telling him to pick her up at the airport. When he arrived, he found Samiya in a wheelchair, malnourished and too weak to walk, said her cousin Pervaiz Masih. She died barely five weeks later. Masih was among the relatives who prepared Samiya's grave and attended her burial in May. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
December 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP) — Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was nearly unrecognizable: malnourished, too weak to walk, her speech confused and disjointed. “Don’t ask me about what...
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Chile's Defense Minister Alberto Espina speaks during a news conference at the Chilean Air Force base in Punta Arenas, Chile, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Espina said human remains have been found from a military aircraft that disappeared on a flight to Antarctica. The plane was carrying 38 passengers when it took off from southernmost Chile on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday that searchers have located the military transport plane that disappeared en route to Antarctica. Defense Minister Alberto Espina also said at a news conference that they have found human remains from some of the 38 passengers who were aboard...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, a bicyclist rides past a sign at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. A Florida grand jury looking into last year's Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued "turf wars" that could hamper the response to another crisis. In a report released overnight, the statewide grand jury said the continued squabbling and other "systemic" failures were urgent enough for it to speak out before its term. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
December 12, 2019 - 11:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury looking into last year's Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued "turf wars" that could hamper the response to another crisis. In a report released late Wednesday, the statewide grand jury...
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Air Force Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira speaks during a news conference at his headquarters in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 12, 2019 - 10:54 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday that searchers have located the military transport plane that disappeared en route to Antarctica. Defense Minister Alberto Espina also said at a news conference that they have found human remains from some of the 38 passengers who were aboard...
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A man looks up as police and fire personnel move in to remove climate activists after they climbed the Europa building during a demonstration outside an EU summit meeting in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Greenpeace activists on Thursday scaled the European Union's new headquarters, unfurling a huge banner warning of a climate emergency hours before the bloc's leaders gather for a summit focused on plans to combat global warming.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A day after the EU's new chief unveiled her “master plan” for climate neutrality, a big question mark remained Thursday about the ability to secure a deal for the bloc to become carbon neutral by 2050 because three eastern state members remain reluctant. As heads of states and...
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Air Force Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira speaks during a news conference at his headquarters in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's defense minister says searchers have located the military transport plane that disappeared en route to Antarctica. He also says they have found human remains from some of the 38 passengers who were aboard when the plane took off from southernmost Chile. The C-130...
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Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
December 12, 2019 - 10:25 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above...
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Gynaecologist Kristina Haenel enters the hearing room of the state court in Giessen, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Gynaecologist Kristina Haenel has been convicted again of violating a ban on advertising abortions. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 10:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German doctor has been convicted for the second time of violating a ban on advertising abortions in a case that has become a rallying point for opponents of the law. News agency dpa reported Thursday that Kristina Haenel was fined 2,500 euros ($2,775) by the state court in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Michael Pistillo work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China. Another optimistic tweet from President Donald Trump had traders hopeful a deal...
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Workmen replace a window that was broken by gunfire at the Sacred Heart school in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Investigators are looking to pinpoint what prompted a deadly attack on a Jewish market in Jersey City amid fears that it was motivated by anti-Semitism, as the nearby school reopened Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 12, 2019 - 9:43 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City had apparently been followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites — a fringe group whose members have been known to rail against white people and Jews — and one of them had made anti-Semitic posts online, according to a...
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