Government and politics

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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Syrian refugees prepare to cross into Syria by bus at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Saturday, July 28, 2018. About a thousand Syrian refugees are expected to make the crossing on Saturday, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor. Three buses carrying scores of people crossed the border into Syria in the early afternoon and more than 30 other buses are in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea on Saturday July 28, 2018, in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. The two nations have not had diplomatic relations for nearly 15 years. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
July 28, 2018 - 8:49 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president has arrived in Eritrea amid another diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. "Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with Eritrea," Abdinur Mohamed, a spokesman for President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced on...
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CORRECTS AGE FROM 12 TO 11 -Palestinian relatives of 11 year-old boy, Majdi al-Satari, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn at the family home during his funeral in town of Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Gaza health officials said two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a weekly border protest on Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 28, 2018 - 8:42 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian teen has died of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration. The ministry said 17-year-old Moumin al-Hams, succumbed Saturday to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, greets supporters as he arrives for his Cambodian People's Party's campaign rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodians voting in the general election on Sunday, July 29, will have a nominal choice of 20 parties but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power or not vote at all. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
July 28, 2018 - 7:03 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodians voting in Sunday's general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33 years in power, or do not vote at all. The key factor virtually ensuring a walkover by Hun Sen's party is the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting with lawmakers of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
July 28, 2018 - 6:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont returned to Belgium Saturday to drum up support for Catalonia's separatist movement after Spain's bid to extradite him on rebellion charges from Germany failed. On arriving to Brussels, Puigdemont shook hands with other former members of his...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook plummeted 19 percent Thursday, July 26, 2018, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 28, 2018 - 6:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the...
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