Political issues

February 02, 2019 - 11:43 am
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of residents poured out onto the streets of Sudan's eastern province of Kassala to denounce the death of a protester last week following demonstrations calling for the president's ouster, officials and activists said. The protester, Ahmed al-Khair, was a 33-year-old school...
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A subdued crowd wait for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a rally in Mount Darwin about 200 Kilometres north of Harare, Saturday, Feb, 2, 2019. A spokesman says Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been under pressure amid reports of at least 12 people killed, hundreds wounded and some women raped. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 02, 2019 - 9:53 am
MT. DARWIN, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders, a spokesman said Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been under pressure...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 02, 2019 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of the Union address next week will be dissected for clues on how he'll deal with a full plate of foreign policy...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales and his 20-month-old daughter Miranda, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference outside their apartment, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Guaido said security forces showed up at their home in an attempt to intimidate him. "The dictatorship thinks it can intimidate us," Guaido said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist...
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February 01, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. had with blocked numbers during the 2016 presidential campaign, just days before he met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton...
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A man walks past a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. entrance in Daly City, Calif., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spent nearly $10 million on California lobbying efforts in the year before the utility giant declared bankruptcy, spending more than any other entity seeking to influence California government in 2018. The majority of that money, more than $5 million, was spent lobbying on proposals around wildfire safety and response, including a discussion on whether to reduce the strict liability utilities face when their equipment sparks wildfires. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 01, 2019 - 6:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. spent nearly $10 million on California lobbying efforts in the year before the utility giant declared bankruptcy, spending more than any other entity seeking to influence California government in 2018. The majority of that money — more than...
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Miranda Gov. Hector Rodriguez speaks during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Rodriguez says that for too long Hugo Chavez’s political movement - known as "Chavismo" - has neglected the middle class, alienated moderate opponents and failed to efficiently manage the oil-dependent economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 4:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid the political turmoil roiling Venezuela it's easy to overlook this milestone: the 20th anniversary on Saturday of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian revolution. On Feb. 2, 1999, Chavez took office with a fiery anti-imperialist rhetoric that would inspire leaders across Latin...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of the Union address next week will be dissected for clues on how he'll deal with a full plate of foreign policy...
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Demonstrators hold esteladas, or independence flags, as they gather in support of the imprisoned Catalan politicians outside the Brians II prison, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb.1, 2019. Authorities are transferring nine politicians and activists from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their role in an attempt to break Spain's territorial unity. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 01, 2019 - 8:39 am
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial later this month for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain. The trial will begin Feb. 12...
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Ahn Hee-jung, center, a former governor of South Chungcheong province, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A South Korean appeals court has sentenced Ahn to 3½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. (Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 4:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High...
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