Government and politics

August 24, 2018 - 7:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Alex Salmond, the former leader of Scotland, is promising to take legal action against the Scottish government over the way it handled sexual harassment allegations against him. Salmond described the allegations dating backing to 2013 over his conduct toward two staff members as "...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. Disgruntled government lawmakers...
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August 24, 2018 - 5:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Turkey's Foreign Minister has warned against a possible Syrian government offensive on the last remaining opposition stronghold. Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, said that Russia and Turkey should work to separate...
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New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with daughters, Abigail, second from right, and Lily, second from left, and wife Jenny after being sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 5:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane. Some also find his politics confusing — he started...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Asian shares were Friday following a listless session on Wall Street, where a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 24, 2018 - 5:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Friday after a listless session on Wall Street, where a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX...
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August 24, 2018 - 5:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government says it has summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country to "convey the unhappiness of the people" over President Donald Trump's tweet about alleged white-owned farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers." South Africa says it told U.S...
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Eiko Kawasaki, a Korean born in Japan, speaks during an interview in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Kawasaki was born in Japan and lived 43 years in North Korea before defecting. She has not seen her children, still in North Korea, for years. Kawasaki and four other defectors filed a lawsuit against North Korea’s government this week in Tokyo District Court, demanding 500 million yen, or about $5 million, in damages for human rights violations. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
August 24, 2018 - 3:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — She was one of the more than 90,000 Koreans and their relatives in Japan who went to North Korea decades ago seeking what the country promised: "paradise on earth." As North and South Korea make reconciliatory gestures and hundreds of war-separated relatives are reunited, Eiko Kawasaki...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, the head of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Kraehenbuehl speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Kraehenbuehl said Thursday that he believes the U.S. slashed his budget early this year to take out its frustration with the Palestinian Authority but warns that the millions of people served by his organization cannot be wished away. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
August 24, 2018 - 2:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says the United States slashed his budget early this year to punish the Palestinians for their criticism of America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He warns the Palestinian refugee issue won't go away. Pierre...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, arrives for a party meeting in Canberra, Australia Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (David Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:32 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australian political leadership change (all times local): 3 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australia's next prime minister on his new job. The current Treasurer, Scott Morrison was chosen in a ballot of his party's lawmakers...
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Craig Lang, co-owner of Yarrabee Farms, left, speaks to the press with his son and co-owner Dane Lang, on their families farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Brooklyn. Cristhian Rivera, a former employee at the farm has been charged with the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. (Brian Powers /The Des Moines Register via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:40 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws. But it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state's agricultural industry. Hours after authorities found the body...
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