Government and politics

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Wednesday on Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive, defying pressure on him to call a ceasefire and halt its incursion into Syria, now into its eighth day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Ahead of talks with...
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October 16, 2019 - 12:31 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Neflix's upcoming release of "The Laundromat," which they say defames them as lawless attorneys and may affect criminal cases against them. Panamanian lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca...
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A woman enters a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles drivers license service center, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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October 16, 2019 - 12:25 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is acknowledging that its nationwide request for state drivers' license records is the result of President Donald Trump's order to gather records that can better determine the numbers of citizens and non-citizens across the U.S. The bureau has expanded...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 14, 2015 file photo, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" is displayed during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, solving a long-going cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of works by Leonardo and Raphael that the Italian government had agreed to send to Paris. Wednesday’s ruling cleared the way to the loan, rejecting a complaint filed by an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), which contended that the drawing was too fragile to travel and risked being damaged. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a...
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October 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:00 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...
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October 16, 2019 - 11:24 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are putting a temporary stop to most construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline amid litigation over key project permits. An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Mountain Valley on Tuesday that it must cease construction activity...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teachers Union's demands, which she says would cost the city $2.5 billion it can't afford. Talks are expected to continue Wednesday. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 11:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, one day ahead of an expected teachers' strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would...
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference regarding an anti-trust decision at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 16, 2019 - 7:46 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators on Wednesday ordered chipmaker Broadcom to change the way it does business with key customers over competition concerns. EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said her department had "strong indications" that Broadcom is "engaging in anticompetitive practices."...
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The European Central Bank is seen next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 16, 2019 - 6:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone was revised down in September to its lowest rate in nearly three years as energy prices fell by more than initially thought, official figures showed Wednesday. In an update, statistics agency Eurostat found that consumer prices rose by an annual...
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