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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:41 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 11.15 a.m. Former dictator and opposition politician Maumoon Abdul Gayoom can be seen on a cell phone video shot by his daughter being quietly escorted...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:16 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Security forces in the Maldives stormed the Supreme Court overnight, arresting two judges and later a top opposition politician, after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation famous its luxurious resorts. The government of President Yameen Abdul...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:02 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 11 a.m. Amnesty International has warned the government of Maldives against using a state of emergency as a license for further repression in the Indian...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about make a comeback _ and a brewing budget deal hastened the arrival. Lawmakers are inching closer to a two-year, budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping budget increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, according to aides and members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 06, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. GOP leaders announced they would seek to pass the stopgap spending bill by...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 05, 2018 - 10:52 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 7:30 a.m. China and other countries are warning travelers about the political crisis in the Maldives. The foreign ministry and the Chinese Embassy in the...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about make a comeback _ and a brewing budget deal hastened the arrival. Lawmakers are inching closer to a two-year, budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping budget increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, according to aides and members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 05, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 8:25 p.m. House Republican leaders have unveiled a plan to keep the government open for another six weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. GOP...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 05, 2018 - 8:22 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives opposition leader and two Supreme Court judges were arrested early Tuesday hours after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation increasingly in turmoil in the days since the court ordered several jailed politicians to be freed. The...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 05, 2018 - 7:23 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of a group of political prisoners (all times local): 5:15 a.m. Police in the Maldives have announced the arrest of two of the country's four supreme court justices amid a political crisis. The...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected a bail request for a Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery scandal, saying he was too great a risk to flee. Federal Judge Katherine Forrest listened to more than an hour of arguments Monday before saying no bail conditions...
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President Donald Trump speaks on tax policy during a visit to Sheffer Corporation, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Blue Ash, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 05, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trumps' trip to Ohio (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is praising his recently-passed tax overhaul law, telling workers in Ohio that "America is once again open for business." Trump is touring a manufacturing company near Cincinnati and...
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