Government and politics

In this April 25, 2017, photo, a baby receives a vaccine shot next to a poster which reads "Standardize vaccination and build a healthy China" at a hospital in Handan in north China's Hebei province. China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a rabies vaccine producer prompted a public outcry following scandals over shoddy drugs and food. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 4:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders are scrambling to shore up public confidence and oversight of the pharmaceutical industry after a rabies vaccine maker was found faking records, the latest in a slew of public health and safety scandals that have led outraged Chinese parents to direct their ire at the...
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In this June 4, 2018, photo, a worker aligns steel wheel rims at a factory in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. China launched a trade investigation Monday, July 23, 2018 of steel from Europe and South Korea, potentially complicating efforts to recruit them as allies in its tariff dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China launched a trade investigation Monday of steel from Europe and South Korea, potentially complicating efforts to recruit them as allies in its tariff dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump. The Commerce Ministry said it will look into whether some stainless steel products from...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 23, 2018 - 12:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,403.45 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 2,...
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In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 22, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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Christine Lagarde, right, International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Argentina Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne arrives for a press conference during the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
July 22, 2018 - 6:50 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from...
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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 a civil defense worker carrying a child 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 22, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation. The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by...
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Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and his future Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, speaks to the press outside his party's headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in July detailing how he sees the two countries working together to stem immigration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 22, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate. "There will...
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Participant place yellow ribbons with male and female Jewish names on a barbed wire fence during a march that marks 76 years since first deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto and honors Jewish activist Szmul Zygielbojm, who committed suicide in 1943 in protest against the world's indifference to Holocaust, at Umschagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, July 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 22, 2018 - 4:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents Sunday in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world's indifference to the Holocaust. The March...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:44 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say unidentified armed men have killed a Muslim preacher in the southern city of Aden, base of Yemen's internationally recognized government backed by a Saudi-led coalition. They said on Sunday that the slain Mohammed Ragheb was known to be close to the Islah...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:31 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government says the Iran-aligned Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, should release all detainees and captives held in their prisons ahead of peace talks. The official news agency SABA quoted the government Sunday as saying that the Houthis should also hand over their arms...
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