Government and politics

November 23, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ____ 1:00 p.m. Stocks are closing lower in a shortened session Friday as energy stocks fall along with the price of oil. The S&P 500 closed in what's known on Wall Street as a correction — 10 percent below its...
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People comfort a relative of a police officer killed during a shootout at the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 23, 2018 - 12:56 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country's northwest has risen further and is now at 35. The attack came just a...
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Felix Tshisekedi, right, of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, is congratulated by Vital Kamerhe, left, of Congo's Union for the Congolese Nation opposition party, after being endorsed Kamerhe at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2018 - 11:50 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. Under a deal announced in the Kenyan capital,...
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In this photo undated photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Kafranbl News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a portrait of the anti-Syrian government activist Raed Fares, who was also a vocal critic of Islamic militants, killed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, by gunmen with his colleague Hammoud al-Juneid, in Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib. A war monitor and Syrian activists are reporting that masked gunmen in the country's rebel-held northwestern province have killed a prominent figure in Syria's anti-government movement who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. (Kafranbl News via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 10:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen in Syria's rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. Raed Fares' U.S.-funded Radio Fresh station provides news of the conflict to Syria's northern provinces and is a...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo two cows fight during the traditional "Combats de Reines" ("Battle of the Queens"), a cow fight in Bussy-Chardonney, western Switzerland. During the combat the cows simply push forehead against forehead. They also use their horns in different ways. Swiss will decide on Sunday whether to ban farmers from removing cow horns. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file
November 23, 2018 - 10:40 am
CHESEAUX-NOREAZ, Switzerland (AP) — As a hollow cowbell echoes through a rolling, misty Swiss countryside, cattle herder Armin Capaul smiles and cracks wise about the feat he's pulled off: Using the country's system of direct democracy to force a vote on an issue dear to his life and livelihood —...
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November 23, 2018 - 10:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old man has been charged with more than 36,000 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations that he served as a guard at the Nazis' Mauthausen concentration camp, Berlin prosecutors said Friday. Hans Werner H., whose last name wasn't released because of privacy...
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November 23, 2018 - 10:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — Leaders from 16 European countries called Friday for greater efforts to curb global warming ahead of international climate talks taking place in Poland next month. In a joint declaration, presidents and prime ministers from Cyprus to Sweden described climate change as "the key...
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November 23, 2018 - 9:03 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen visited on Friday the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in efforts to halt hostilities between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Shiite rebels there and lay the groundwork for restarting peace talks, officials said. Martin Griffiths met with several...
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November 23, 2018 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A British corporate investigator has complained to U.K. regulators about Chinese state TV, saying its British license should be revoked because it broadcast his forced confession when he was imprisoned in China. Peter Humphrey filed a complaint Friday against China Central Television...
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November 23, 2018 - 8:45 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country's volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a...
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