Government and politics

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1949, file photo, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, left, Grover Whalen, representing the Mayor of New York, center, and Hussein Ala, Iranian Ambassador to the U.S., right, ride through Broadway on their way to an official reception for Pahlavi at City Hall, in New York. It wasn’t always the case of venturing into “enemy” territory for Iranian leaders when they visited the United Nations in New York. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was a key U.S. ally for decades. (AP Photo/File)
September 22, 2019 - 7:49 pm
Iran has often commanded center stage at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, turning the organization's headquarters into an arena for arguments over the Persian Gulf's daily complexities and hostilities. As Tehran's leadership prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, there...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, a Thomas Cook plane takes off in England. More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world's oldest and biggest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse. The debt-laden company, which confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in funding to avoid going bust, was in talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off failure. (Tim Goode/PA via AP, file)
September 22, 2019 - 6:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world's oldest and biggest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse. The debt-laden company, which confirmed Friday it was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, right, arrives for jury selection in her murder trial at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in downtown Dallas. The murder trial for a Guyger who shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man in his Dallas apartment is set for opening arguments Monday Sept. 23, 2019. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP File)
September 22, 2019 - 2:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Last September, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own apartment. That much is settled. But nearly every other aspect Amber Guyger's murder trial for the killing of Botham Jean remains cloaked in controversy as opening statements in the case are set to...
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Members of the Joint List Ayman Odeh, center, speaks to the press in the presence of Ahmad Tibi, right, and Mansour Abbas following their consulting meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament broke with tradition Sunday and endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving the former military chief an edge for the job over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic endorsement highlighted the first day of...
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri stands at left. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 12:09 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal. Hassan...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves to welcome the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 for bilateral talks. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 22, 2019 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 14 fike, 2019 photo, burial workers dressed in protective gear carry the remains someone that died of Ebola, in Beni, Congo. The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus. It is a cause for concern during a regional outbreak recently declared a rare global health emergency.. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
September 22, 2019 - 8:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The...
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Protesters vandalize a Chinese national flag during a protest at a mall in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, now in their fourth month, have often descended into violence late in the day and at night. A hardcore group of the protesters says the extreme actions are needed to get the government's attention. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 22, 2019 - 6:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist,...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, photo, Um Mahmoud recalls her experience returning to Raqqa, Syria, during an interview in the courtyard of her home. After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud was ready to return home. In June, she finally made it back to Raqqa with her three daughters and three grandchildren -- finding an empty, partially burned house and a hostile city. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
September 22, 2019 - 5:59 am
RAQQA, Syria (AP) — After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back. The...
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Colombia's President Ivan Duque speaks during an interview with The Associated Press before departing, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, from the CATAM air base in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Duque's will speak before the General Assembly and is expected to condemn Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
September 22, 2019 - 4:56 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made...
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