Government and politics

In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Russia's special presidential envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, speaks to journalist at the presidential palace, in Baabda east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Russian delegation is in Lebanon to discuss Russian proposals for organizing the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Syria to their homes in Syria. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 12:47 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Even as Russia pushes to repatriate Syrians who fled their country amid civil war, many of the refugees in Jordan said Thursday they will not return before the war has ended and their safety is assured. Some Syrians interviewed in Amman also said they don't trust Russia as a...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely be suspended. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The...
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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, center, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian government, a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 26, 2018 - 11:29 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on general elections held in Pakistan (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Pakistan's elections oversight body has rejected allegations by a candidate for parliament that voting in national elections was rigged, saying the polls were held in a free and fair manner. Babar Yaqoob...
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Chinese officials work near the site of a reported blast just south of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 26, 2018 - 10:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson. Photos on social media showed a large amount of smoke and police vehicles surrounding the embassy shortly after the incident...
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From left, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Brazil's President Michel Temer and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, get ready for a group photo at the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Putin arrived in South Africa Thursday, the last head of state to arrive for the Summit. (Gianluigi Guerci/Pool Photo via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged fellow leaders of the BRICS emerging economies to "reject protectionism outright" on Thursday during their annual summit in which the United States is being criticized for escalating tariffs on foreign goods. Xi along with Russian President...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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Authorities investigate the scene where a Milwaukee Police officer was fatally shot near North 28th and West Wright streets, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. A suspect is in custody. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 8:12 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with a man wanted for drug and gun crimes, the city's police chief said. The lone suspect was arrested and was not injured in the shooting Wednesday evening, Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference...
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In this June 28, 2018 photo, senior melt operator Randy Feltmeyer watches a giant ladle as it backs away after pouring its contents of red-hot iron into a vessel in the basic oxygen furnace as part of the process of producing steel at the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. President Donald Trump will visit the facility on Thursday, July 26, 2018. U.S. Steel credited Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum when the company announced in March it was firing up a furnace at Granite City Works that had been idled for more than two years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 26, 2018 - 6:06 am
Steelworkers in Granite City, Illinois, threw a street party — complete with hot dogs, cold beer and a singer in red, white and blue — when U.S. Steel announced earlier this year it was bringing hundreds of laid-off employees back to work at the local mill. On Thursday they'll celebrate again, this...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil in London. Germany midfielder Ozil has announced his retirement from international soccer, alleging racial discrimination. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The president of Germany's football federation conceded he made mistakes in handling a controversy over Mesut Ozil's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but strongly rejected accusations of racism on Thursday. Ozil announced his retirement from Germany's national team...
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In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018 photo, Asmina Bano, wife of Rakbar Khan, is comforted by family members and neighbors as she lies on a cot outside her home in Kolgaon village, India. Khan, a cattle trader, died after being thrashed by a mob last week on suspicion of cattle smuggling. A series of mob attacks on minority groups involved in cattle trade have occurred since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party swept elections in 2014. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and slaughtering them or eating beef is illegal or restricted across much of the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
July 26, 2018 - 4:35 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Outrage is growing in India over a series of mob attacks on minority groups involved in cattle trade. In the latest case, a mob of Hindu villagers thrashed a Muslim cattle trader last week in western India. When police rushed to the scene, they first took his two cows to an animal...
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