Government and politics

A Ukrainian government soldier demonstrates his ballot at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections near a front line in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy and how to end the conflict with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 21, 2019 - 4:06 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Ukraine's presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. Opinion surveys ahead of the vote have shown 53-year-old...
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April 21, 2019 - 2:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Poland wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction has been a wave of angry comments on Twitter. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher also wished Poles a happy Easter on Sunday. But by then, she was accused of offending the country with her...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Central Regional Conference in New Orleans, Friday, April 19, 2019. Harris is tapping into a network of historically black colleges and universities to mobilize her supporters (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 21, 2019 - 12:17 am
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic contenders for president aren't saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020. Their reluctance comes as some liberals, including fellow 2020 challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...
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FILE - In this Friday Jan., 18, 2019 file photo, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, left, speaks with reporters after visiting with local officials to discuss how the four-week partial government shutdown is impacting an area with several major federal employers, including the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Utah. Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House. Now President Donald Trump is firing back at the Utah Republican, tweeting Saturday, April 20, 2019 that if Romney “spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!” Romney has been one of the few prominent Republicans to criticize Trump since Trump’s election. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 21, 2019 - 12:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him...
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Demonstrators attend to a motorbike which was set alight during a yellow vest demonstration in Paris, Saturday, April 20, 2019. French yellow vest protesters are marching anew to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs...
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Voters line up to enter a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 20, 2019 - 3:24 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Trump’s legal team, through an unlikely combination of bluster, legal precedent and a decision to sharply shift tactics, protected their client from a perilous in-person interview and those lawyers took a victory lap this week when a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller findings was published, (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect...
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Protesters gathering at Terazije square during a protest against populist president Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 20th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 20, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people turned out for an anti-government protest in Belgrade on Saturday, a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him. Blowing whistles, protesters...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a flag with a blue and black stripes in support of law enforcement officers, flies at a protest by police and their supporters outside Somerville City Hall in Somerville, Mass. An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued after a co-worker pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Saturday, April 20, 2019, that Karimah Guion-Pledgure alleged in her January lawsuit that the flag demeans the "Black Live Matter" movement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 20, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office. Karimah Guion-Pledgure said in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans the...
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A set of motorbikes are set alight during a yellow vest demonstration in Paris, Saturday, April 20, 2019. French yellow vest protesters are marching anew to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 20, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests...
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