Government and politics

January 15, 2018 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. The Trump administration said in a court filing Sunday that the 17-year-old had been...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain's Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre carried out during Northern Ireland's decades of violence. Sinn Fein legislator Barry McElduff was shown in a Twitter video with a loaf of Kingsmill brand bread...
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January 15, 2018 - 7:16 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint statement after the exploratory talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 15, 2018 - 6:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it will seek more detail on what the U.S. wants regarding the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump demanded that European allies fix what he called "terrible flaws." Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, stressed Monday that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization...
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President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring that "I am not a racist." Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14, 2018 - 7:50 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries that "I am not a racist." Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an...
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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in Sofia, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Abe is visiting Bulgaria as part of his East European tour. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
January 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov are promising to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans. Abe is on a six-country European tour that makes him the first Japanese prime minister to visit the region. Before...
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January 14, 2018 - 3:02 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States is warning its citizens to "exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism" and listed some areas Washington thinks are at increased risk. The State Department warning issued Friday said that "terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in...
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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi shake hands with bystanders as he arrives for a event in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Tunisian authorities announced plans to boost aid to the needy in a bid to placate protesters whose demonstrations over price hikes degenerated into days of unrest across the North African nation, which is marking seven years on Sunday since its long-time autocratic ruler was driven into exile.(Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidency via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 2:15 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied Sunday for the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's autocratic ruler seven years ago. To placate protesters...
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