Political issues

In this June 10, 2017 file photo Polish police officers forcibly remove protesters staging an anti-government demonstration in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
October 19, 2017 - 7:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Klementyna Suchanow, a women's rights activist, was filming an anti-government protest in Warsaw in July when she says a police officer grabbed her without warning, pushed her against a traffic light pole and elbowed her in the face. The 43-year-old's case is just one cited by...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:52 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested two men at an airport in northern Greece who are wanted in neighboring Macedonia on charges related to an illegal wiretapping scandal. Police said Thursday the two men were arrested overnight at Thessaloniki airport with forged...
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Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, right, speaks as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, and South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, center, listen during a press conference following their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
October 18, 2017 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries' commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat posed by North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. Assemblywoman Garcia, said legislative leadership has taken positive steps toward empowering more women, but that work is far from done. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 18, 2017 - 1:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. The open letter from nearly 150 women posted...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges after dropping plans for a broader exemption. Under the new approach, VA employees who take classes or...
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People gather to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders without bail, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Protesters were gathering for a fresh round of demonstrations in Barcelona Tuesday to demand the release of two leaders of Catalonia's pro-independence movement who were jailed in a sedition probe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 17, 2017 - 2:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's drive for independence (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Thousands of people are protesting in Barcelona to demand the release of two Catalan pro-independence activists jailed a day earlier by Spanish authorities in a sedition case. The demonstrators...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 3:30 p.m. Three of the Senate's red-state Democrats are heading to the home of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Monday night as part of the administration's efforts to reach out to moderate lawmakers. Democratic aides say Sens...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez arrives to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J. A decision is looming in the trial of Menendez that could lead to the dismissal of charges and alter the legal landscape for future corruption cases. A judge could rule on Monday, Oct. 16, whether to dismiss part of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery. The decision by U.S. District Judge Williams Walls was a major defeat...
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October 15, 2017 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political...
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