Government and politics

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, a Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," at a security center in Kobani, Syria. According to leaked documents revealed Monday July 23, 2018, British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, will not be executed if convicted in U.S.. Britain typically does not send prisoners to other countries if they face possible execution. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, FILE)
July 23, 2018 - 12:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis linked to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States...
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July 23, 2018 - 11:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in talks focusing on the Iranian presence in Syria. Netanyahu announced earlier at a Cabinet meeting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a few days ago requested...
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French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb gestures as he arrives for a hearing with the deputies of the Laws Commission concerning the case of President Macron's security aide Alexandre Benalla, at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Monday, July 23, 2018. Investigators have detained for questioning on Friday, July 20, 2018 one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides caught on camera beating a protester in May, a turn of events now evolving into a major political crisis for the president. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 23, 2018 - 11:37 am
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister insisted Monday that it wasn't his job to inform judicial officials that a senior security aide who has often been seen during outings with President Emmanuel Macron beat up a May Day protester. Gerard Collomb, who was informed about the incident the day...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows civil defense workers carrying children after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria. The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization, known as White Helmets, from the volatile frontier area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 11:29 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government on Monday condemned a multilateral operation to evacuate hundreds of rescue workers from the war-torn country as a "criminal process" intended to de-stabilize Syria. Syrian authorities have long described the Civil Defense search-and-rescue group, which...
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UN envoy Jane Holl Lute arrives at the presidential palace for a meeting with Cyprus' president Nikos Anastasiades in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 23, 2018. Lute holds talks with ethnically divided Cyprus' rival leaders to gauge prospects for a resumption of moribund reunification talks. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 23, 2018 - 11:26 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy has sounded out the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus to see whether conditions are ripe for a resumption of reunification talks. Jane Holl Lute met separately Monday with Cyprus' Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:47 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali military officer says its troops have repulsed an extremist assault on a military base. Col. Ahmed Hassan said that the attack targeted a military base in Sanguni, a small village in southern Somalia. Hassan said the troops identified a car bomb and detonated it...
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, followed by their wives Jannette Kagame and Peng Liyuan arrive at Rwanda's State House on Monday, July 23, 2018. Xi is on a two-day state visit to Rwanda (AP Photo)
July 23, 2018 - 9:41 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame is praising China's treatment of Africa "as an equal," calling it "a revolutionary posture in world affairs" and "more precious than money." Kagame made the remarks Monday after signing bilateral agreements with the visiting Chinese president, Xi...
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July 23, 2018 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN analyst and former government agent Josh Campbell is working on a book about the FBI and its battles during the Trump era. Algonquin Books announced Monday that "Crossfire Hurricane: Inside the War On the FBI" will be published in the fall 2019. The book will examine the bureau'...
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In this July 22, 2018, photo, South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan arrives after visiting the U.S. at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. The prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country's highest-profile suicides in recent years. The body of three-term lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan of the small opposition...
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Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt briefs the media after a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 23, 2018 - 6:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat is warning that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels, causing economic and political damage on both sides. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he told his German counterpart in Berlin...
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