Political issues

November 09, 2018 - 10:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister has launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects among other alleged human rights abuses. The launch of the unit Friday has been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, former Philippines first lady and widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos arrives at the Commission on Elections to lend her support for her daughter Governor Imee Marcos in filing her Certificate of Candidacy or COC for a Senate seat in the May 2019 midterm elections in Manila, Philippines. A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she's likely to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
November 09, 2018 - 5:20 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court...
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Protestors gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 09, 2018 - 12:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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A man pays respects as flowers are placed to honor the victims of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Multiple people were shot and killed late Wednesday by a gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 08, 2018 - 9:34 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar and grill that killed 12 people (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Cliff Housego and Kathy Neufeld arrived at a vigil after the deadly California bar shooting in cowboy hats and denim jackets emblazoned with the logo of...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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November 08, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She's one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump's deployment of over 5,000...
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Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock poses a the international police agency in Lyon, central France, Thursday, Nov.8, 2018. Stock says that the international police organization's rules forbid him from probing the fate of the man who served as Interpol president until two months ago when he vanished on a trip to China, his homeland. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
November 08, 2018 - 2:43 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Interpol's secretary general said Thursday that the international police organization's rules forbid him from probing into the fate of the Chinese government official who served as Interpol president for almost two years before he vanished during a trip to China. In his first...
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November 08, 2018 - 10:25 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country's center, ending a crisis that has stunned Syria's Druze minority, state media reported Thursday. SANA news agency said in its report...
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November 08, 2018 - 7:01 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — International rights groups are urging Mauritania to release anti-slavery activists, as the United States has announced it will end trade benefits to the West African country over the continuation of slavery. Amnesty International and other rights groups Thursday called for...
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