Government and politics

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a young boy looks at police officers after he and other migrants were pulled out of a train by German Federal Police at the train station of the southern German border town Passau, German newspaper 'Welt am Sonntag' reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, but nixed the plan at the last minute., the paper reported Sunday March 5, 2017. The interior ministry said in a statement it could “neither confirm nor deny” the report. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
March 05, 2017 - 8:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, at the height of the European refugee crisis. Welt am Sonntag reports Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers agreed Sept. 12 to send thousands of...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gestures as he arrives to deliver his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake France in a speech on Saturday, a day before what amounts to his last stand, a rally near the Eiffel Tower widely seen as a test of his staying power via the number of supporters he can muster. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 8:20 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally Sunday that could determine whether he stays in the race. The rally across from the Eiffel Tower is meant to gauge Fillon's remaining...
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FILE - In this feb. 17, 2017 file photo the president of the civic Momentum Movement Andras Fekete-Gyor, center, submits the collected signatures of Budapest residents against the bid of the Hungarian capital to host the the 2024 summer Olympic games in Budapest, in the Municipal Electoral Office, in Budapest. The Momentum Movement, a new group whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, said Sunday March 5, 2017 that it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP,file)
March 05, 2017 - 7:51 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, said Sunday it has become a political party. Over 140 party members voted unanimously at a general meeting on Saturday in favor of the...
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FILE - In this feb. 17, 2017 file photo the president of the civic Momentum Movement Andras Fekete-Gyor, center, submits the collected signatures of Budapest residents against the bid of the Hungarian capital to host the the 2024 summer Olympic games in Budapest, in the Municipal Electoral Office, in Budapest. The Momentum Movement, a new group whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, said Sunday March 5, 2017 that it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP,file)
March 05, 2017 - 6:35 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, the party said Sunday that it rejects the left-right...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gestures as he arrives to deliver his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake France in a speech on Saturday, a day before what amounts to his last stand, a rally near the Eiffel Tower widely seen as a test of his staying power via the number of supporters he can muster. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 5:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally that could determine whether he stays in the race. Sunday's rally across from the Eiffel Tower is meant to gauge Fillon's remaining...
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Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks following a meeting with area business leaders and a short tour of Blain Supply's company headquarters and warehousing facility during his trip to Janesville, Wis. on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 04, 2017 - 8:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana's governor. In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, an evidence marker sits next to a human skull as Davis County search and rescue members and crime scene investigators search a hillside, for more evidence in Fruit Heights, Utah. More police departments are amassing their own DNA databases, a move critics say is a way around stringent regulations governing state crime labs and the national DNA database.. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News via AP, File)
March 04, 2017 - 1:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way around regulations governing state and national databases that restrict who can provide genetic samples and how long that information is held. The...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers his speech during a campaign meeting, in Nimes, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Fillon is refusing to quit the race despite receiving a summons Wednesday to face charges for alleged fake parliamentary jobs for his family. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
March 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — French presidential candidate Francois Fillon, fighting for political survival, has called on supporters not to "abdicate" to those trying to destroy him as the Socialist mayor of Paris asked him to cancel a scheduled rally. The conservative Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling...
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Vice President Mike Pence takes a short tour of the Blain Supply's company headquarters and warehousing facility during his visit to Janesville, Wis. on Friday, March 3, 2017. Sen. Ron Johnson, back left, joined the tour along with House Speaker Paul Ryan and new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.(Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 04, 2017 - 12:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen boxes of emails from Vice President Mike Pence's term as Indiana governor have been turned over to state government, about two months after an earlier attempt didn't work, a spokesman said. Attorneys for Pence delivered the emails Thursday to be archived for public...
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March 04, 2017 - 12:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen boxes of emails from Vice President Mike Pence's term as Indiana governor have been turned over to state government, about two months after an earlier attempt didn't work, a spokesman said. Attorneys for Pence delivered the emails Thursday to be archived for public...
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