Government and politics

FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis walks in a procession during Harvard University commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. The Civil rights icon has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. Citing a statement from Lewis' office, WSB-TV reports that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman was "resting comfortably" in a hospital Saturday night, July 28 for "routine observation." The statement says Lewis expects to be released Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
July 29, 2018 - 7:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the...
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In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks during a youth conference in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 29, 2018. El-Sissi said he is “upset” over recent online postings calling on him to step down over the country’s troubled economy. El-Sissi zealously defended his economic policies on Sunday, saying he was left with no choice but to embrace painful austerity measures to revive an economy mauled by years of political turmoil and violence. (MENA via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president zealously defended his economic policies on Sunday, saying he was left with no choice but to embrace painful austerity measures to revive an economy mauled by years of political turmoil and violence. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was speaking at a youth conference a day after...
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A local villager has her finger inked after voting at a polling station in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
July 29, 2018 - 10:41 am
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) — The Latest on Cambodia's national election (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Preliminary partial vote counts from Cambodia's national election show Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party well on its way to victory as expected for almost all of the 125 National Assembly seats,...
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Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe holds a press briefing at his residence in Harare on Sunday, July 29, 2018, on the eve of the country's all important elections. Zimbabwe votes Monday in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 29, 2018 - 9:55 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a surprise address to the nation after months of silence, Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe emerged just hours before Monday's historic election declaring that "I will not vote for those who have illegally taken power" and turning his back on the ruling party he long...
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Zimbabweans participate in a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sunday July 29, 2018. Zimbabwe votes Monday in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under former leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
July 29, 2018 - 8:49 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader says the ruling party has conducted a "fake news" campaign against him with the help of foreign technicians ahead of Monday's elections. Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for...
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Ahed Tamimi waves after she visited the tomb of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
July 29, 2018 - 7:00 am
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Ahed and her mother, Nariman...
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Jean-Pierre Bemba arrives to speaks in Waterloo, Belgium on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Fresh from acquittal of war crimes at the International Criminal Court, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is returning to his country on Wednesday to take part in a long-delayed presidential election. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 28, 2018 - 1:17 pm
WATERLOO, Belgium (AP) — Fresh from acquittal of war crimes at the International Criminal Court, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is returning to his country on Wednesday to take part in a long-delayed, long-divisive presidential election. In an interview with The Associated Press...
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July 28, 2018 - 11:21 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration. They've introduced a resolution to again designate Sept. 25 as National Lobster Day to honor the economic, historic, cultural and culinary contributions of lobsters. The resolution...
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July 28, 2018 - 10:51 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of cricket star Imran Khan on Saturday claimed it had acquired the support of the lawmakers required to form a coalition government after winning this week's polls, as a secular party angered over alleged fraud rallied in the northwest. "People have voted us into power...
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Ruling ZANU PF supporters arrive at an election rally in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday July 28, 2018. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, shown on poster at left, and main challenger Nelson Chamisa are set to hold final campaign rallies ahead of Monday's election in a country seeking to move past decades of economic and political paralysis. (AP Photo)
July 28, 2018 - 10:43 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president promised a "thunderous victory" and his main challenger told him "bye-bye" as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday's election in a country seeking to move past decades of economic and political paralysis. The vote will be a first for the...
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