Government and politics

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Friday, June 21, 2019. EU leaders conclude a two-day summit on Friday in which they will discuss the euro-area. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
June 21, 2019 - 4:32 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are underlining that their divorce agreement with Britain cannot be renegotiated regardless of who becomes the next prime minister there. At a summit of EU leaders Friday, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said the current Brexit agreement "is the best...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 21, 2019. Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2019 - 3:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high, as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.0% to 21,258.64 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.5% to 28...
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Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AquaBounty will be producing the first genetically modified animals approved for human food in the U.S. and one way companies are pushing to transform plants and animals, as consumer advocacy groups call for greater caution. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
June 21, 2019 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced...
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Swedish programmer Ola Bini gestures to the press in handcuffs as he is transferred away from the court where his Habeas Corpus request was accepted, before being freed on the condition that he appear periodically before a judge in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 20, 2019 - 11:39 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A court in Ecuador freed a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after more than two months in jail on suspicion of hacking. In a two-to-one vote judges with a provincial court ruled that Ola Bini should be freed while he defends himself...
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Aldo Davila, the first openly gay congressman-elect in Guatemala's history, poses for photos during an interview at his office in Guatemala City, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Proudly gay and living with HIV, the 41-year-old businessman says the rainbow flag will not be his only cause. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
June 20, 2019 - 10:28 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Aldo Iván Dávila Morales is poised to take up a seat in Guatemala's congress in January, making history as the first openly gay man elected to the country's legislature. Proudly gay and living with HIV, the 41-year-old activist says the rainbow flag will not be his only cause...
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File - In this June 6, 2011, file photo, Tara O'Sullivan applauds during College Park High School's commencement ceremony in Concord, Calif. A rookie Sacramento police officer was shot during a domestic violence call and lay wounded for about 45 minutes as the gunman kept officers at bay with bursts of fire, authorities said Thursday. She was finally rescued with an armored vehicle but died at a hospital. O'Sullivan, 26, was shot Wednesday June 19, 2019, while helping a woman collect her belongings to leave her home. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man with a history of domestic violence restraining orders gunned down a rookie California police officer and continued firing, preventing other officers from reaching their wounded colleague for 45 minutes, authorities said Thursday. An armored vehicle eventually was...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2015, file photo, a fan holds up a sign during a pregame ceremony as the Toronto Blue Jays face the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition baseball game in Montreal. The Tampa Bay Rays have received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan that could see the team split its home games between the Tampa Bay area and Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for the Rays to play...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and the President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele, raise their arms during a visit to a tree nursery at a military reserve in Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The presidents met to discuss a development plan that aims to slow a surge of mostly Central American migrants toward the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 20, 2019 - 8:55 pm
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico and El Salvador signed a cooperation agreement Thursday that includes a $30 million Mexican donation for reforestation in the Central American nation, amid increased pressure from the United States to slow a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border. The project to...
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An opposition demonstrator stands in front of a police line at Georgian Parliament to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.(AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 20, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Riot police in the capital of the country of Georgia fired rubber bullets and unleashed water cannons to drive thousands of protesters away from the country's parliament building, but disorder continued nearby in the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The confrontation began in the...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2019 photo, Nation Rifle Association President Col. Oliver North speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, June 20, 2019, the NRA filed suit against North for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA." The lawsuit said that North "departed office after a widely publicized, failed coup attempt." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 20, 2019 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA" as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief...
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