War and unrest

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China, at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Standing behind Sessions is Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. The Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges and an operation to thwart Chinese economic espionage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 01, 2018 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The prosecution comes amid heighted trade tensions between China and the U.S., and as...
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November 01, 2018 - 12:07 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeast Nigeria say at least eight people are dead after militants attacked a camp for displaced people. Witnesses, though, placed the toll higher at 13 dead following the attack Wednesday night in Maiduguri. The witnesses said that dozens of attackers...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, a man inspects rubble after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. A leading Yemeni rebel figure said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that the Trump administration's calls for a cease-fire in his country are "positive" but urged action to stop airstrikes by the rebels' adversary, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition. The head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, called on those urging a cease-fire to "to translate their desire to bring peace in Yemen into action," and "to stop the bombing of Yemenis immediately." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 01, 2018 - 11:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — New U.S. calls for a cease-fire in Yemen have raised the prospect of ending a disastrous civil war that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, but previous rounds of talks have failed and thus far neither side shows any sign of backing down. Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary...
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FILE -- In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The spokesman of the Manbij Military Council, a U.S.-backed militia, said Thursday Nov. 1, 2018, that joint U.S.-Turkish patrols will begin within hours around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies. Ankara and Washington agreed on a roadmap in June amid Turkish demands for the withdrawal of the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia that freed Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry is complaining to the U.N. about airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group citing new mass graves discovered. The ministry called on the U.N. secretary-...
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These are stones found on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, part of a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue to the 11 people killed during worship services Saturday Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 01, 2018 - 10:11 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that could put him on death row. Robert Bowers was...
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China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with U.S. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander during a meeting with a group of U.S. Republican senators and Congress members at Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 7:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and America are "competitors but not adversaries," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, despite a spiraling trade war and other tensions that have pushed relations to their lowest point in years. The upbeat message at their meeting in Beijing...
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Pakistani protesters burn tires while blocking a main road during a protest after a court decision, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict.(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 01, 2018 - 5:48 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday as radical Islamists mounted rallies for a second day against the verdict, blocking roads and burning tires in protest. The developments...
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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he addresses the staff after assuming duties as finance minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Saturday, Sirisena suspended Parliament in an apparent move to give Rajapaksa time to muster enough support to survive any no-confidence vote. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 01, 2018 - 3:39 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday. President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision a day after meeting with...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, CNN news anchor Don Lemon attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. CNN isn't commenting about Don Lemon's statement that white men represent the biggest terrorist threat in the country. Lemon's statement, on his show Monday, attracted criticism in conservative circles. He was talking about the negative attention given to a caravan of potential refugees in central America. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 12:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN isn't commenting about Don Lemon's statement that white men represent the biggest terrorist threat in the country. Lemon's statement, on his show Monday, attracted criticism in conservative circles. He was talking about the negative attention given to a caravan of potential...
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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa waves to people after assuming duties as finance minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Saturday, Sirisena suspended Parliament in an apparent move to give Rajapaksa time to muster enough support to survive any no-confidence vote. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 31, 2018 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States weighed in Wednesday on a political crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka since the president abruptly fired the prime minister and replaced him with an authoritarian former leader who has been accused of serious human rights abuses...
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