Political issues

Supporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye stage a rally to call for her release in front of the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Prosecutors on Tuesday have demanded a 30-year prison term for Park for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country's first female leader and former conservative icon. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 27, 2018 - 1:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country's first female leader and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 have demanded a 30-year prison term for Park for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and former conservative icon. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 27, 2018 - 1:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country's first female leader and...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country's first female leader. The Seoul...
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Memorabilia featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and former paramount leader Mao Zedong are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Chinese censors moved quickly Monday to scrub satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party's moves to enable Xi to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China would return to an era of one-man rule. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 27, 2018 - 12:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A well-known political commentator and a prominent businesswoman in China have penned public letters urging lawmakers to reject a plan that would allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The rare and public expressions of dissent have come through impassioned statements that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says political leaders sometimes need to buck the National Rifle Association. Republicans controlling Congress are less sure of that approach, keeping largely quiet amid public calls for stricter gun laws. In the Senate, a bipartisan bill seeks to strengthen...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco arrives at Federal Court, in New York. Jurors in the bribery trial of Percoco, a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, may begin deliberations as early as next week. The government rested its case Thursday, Feb. 22, in federal court in Manhattan against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Defense lawyers presented witnesses over three days to refute a month of evidence from prosecutors aimed at convincing jurors in Manhattan federal court that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco arrives at Federal Court, in New York. Jurors in the bribery trial of Percoco, a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, may begin deliberations as early as next week. The government rested its case Thursday, Feb. 22, in federal court in Manhattan against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is nearing its end. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in Manhattan federal court in the trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. Prosecutors say Percoco accepted more than $300,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 26, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event with members of the the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 26, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with the nation's governors (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would have rushed, unarmed, into the Florida high school where a mass shooting was happening, if he had been there. Trump says, "You don't know...
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