Government and politics

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite rising Middle East tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 23, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite heightened Middle East tensions. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.6% to 7,556.70 and Frankfurt's DAX climbed 0.85% to 12,392.70. France's CAC-40 jumped 0.3% to 5584.15. On Wall Street,...
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Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson, is shadowed by a Brexit demonstrator, as he arrives at his office in central London, Tuesday July 23, 2019. Britain’s governing Conservative Party is set to reveal the name of the country’s next prime minister later Tuesday, with Brexit champion Boris Johnson widely considered to be favourite to get the job against fellow contender Jeremy Hunt. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 5:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,...
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In this 1919 photo provided by Chicago History Museum, a crowd of men and armed National Guard stand in front of the Ogden Cafe during race riots in Chicago. Red Summer, as the summer of 1919 came to be known, saw white-on-black violence in big cities like Washington and Chicago and small towns like Elaine, Ark., and Bisbee, Ariz. (Chicago History Museum/The Jun Fujita negatives collection via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 5:32 am
America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington...
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A demonstrator brandishes a machete during a march on Las Americas highway to demand the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 23, 2019 - 5:00 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him. Rosselló dug his heels in late Monday after...
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In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, speaks while inspecting a newly built submarine to be deployed soon, at an unknown location in North Korea. North Korean state media's report on Tuesday comes days after North Korea said it may lift its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests to protest expected military drills between the United States and South 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)
July 23, 2019 - 4:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of...
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People walk in the streets of Caracas after a massive blackout left the city and other parts of the country without electricity, in Caracas Venezuela, Monday, July 22, 2019. The power in the capital went out around 4:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) and immediately backed up traffic as the subway stopped working and office workers had to begin trekking home during rush hour. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 23, 2019 - 3:59 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's blackout (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Venezuela's socialist government is blaming a nationwide blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" against the nation's hydroelectric system. Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez read a statement broadcast on...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2005, file photo, a South Korean coast guard looks at Dokdo islets, known as "Takeshima" in Japanese, through a telescope on the patrol ship Sambong-ho on the East Sea, South Korea. South Korean jets fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea's airspace on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers...
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Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson, centre right, leaves his office in Westminster area of London, Monday July 22, 2019. Voting closes Monday in the ballot to elect Britain's next prime minister, from the two contenders Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a Brexit deal.(Yui Mok/PA via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 3:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit champion Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce Tuesday whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite rising Middle East tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 23, 2019 - 2:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, arrives for a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm, a young man who’s become a national face for transgender student rights, will return to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to continue fighting against his former high school’s transgender bathroom policy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:04 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm will be back in a Virginia courtroom to fight against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Gloucester County School Board violated Grimm's rights when it banned him from using...
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