Government and politics

June 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says that Israeli representatives have not been invited to the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain next week. The official said Monday that the meeting is to focus on the administration's "economic vision" for the...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. The wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday, June 17, 2019, to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.(Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 2:28 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra...
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In this undated image provided by Columbia University, Professor Alan Brinkley poses for a photo. Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home in Manhattan. (Columbia University via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Swedish programmer Ola Bini, left back, arrives for a court hearing in which his lawyers are requesting his freedom, in Quito, Ecuador. U.S. investigators have requested permission from Ecuador to question the Swedish programmer close to Julian Assange held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, the Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set to take place on Thursday, June 27th. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)
June 17, 2019 - 12:57 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam. The East Brabant court ruled Monday that Shell did not...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths. Antonio Costa said at a ceremony Monday honoring some of...
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the inauguration the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France, Monday June 17, 2019. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. (Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 10:05 am
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. Some victims' families welcomed Boeing's...
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June 17, 2019 - 8:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged two British citizens with participating in tax evasion allegedly involving 440 million euros ($495 million). A regional court in Bonn said Monday that the two, who were not named, were charged with taking part in 34 instances of potential...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 17, 2019 - 8:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The week will likely be dominated by central banks with those...
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Protesters hold a poster as they chant slogans near the Legislative Council as they continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the city's leader plans to apologize again over her handling of a highly unpopular extradition bill. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 17, 2019 - 7:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she resign for the crisis over an unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...
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