Government and politics

A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Asian markets are mixed as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 16, 2019 - 2:27 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off the parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union. Weak Japanese data pulled the Nikkei 225 index lower. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6...
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January 16, 2019 - 2:23 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets are deserted in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, Wednesday as a general strike continues for a third day to protest the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel. Lawyers for activist Evan Mawarire say armed police are surrounding his house in Harare...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo, Trevor Stevens works in the bottling room at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. The federal shutdown is impacting the federal agency Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which approves licenses for new breweries, some ingredients and labels for beers sent out of state. The brewery is now waiting for the federal agency to approve the "My Turn: Chuck" beer label, so they can sell it out of state. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
January 16, 2019 - 1:09 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates...
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Lawmakers attend a session at the opposition-controlled National Assembly to debate actions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The president is under heightened pressure from opposition politicians and foreign leaders urging him to step down. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 16, 2019 - 12:00 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving a step closer to implementing a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections. A resolution adopted Tuesday...
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Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A police officer said he saw bodies, "but there was no time to count the dead." (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 15, 2019 - 11:53 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Another explosion and gunfire have been heard at the hotel complex in Kenya's capital even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday's attack. The gunfire came not long...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 election has quietly dwindled to a few hundred people, with many of them having crossed into the U.S. or put down roots in Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 15, 2019 - 11:24 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico. Despite the hard-line immigration rhetoric by the Trump...
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Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
January 15, 2019 - 11:22 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. A police officer said at least 15 people had died. "It is terrible. What...
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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies said the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 15, 2019 - 10:43 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...
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In this frame grab from Iranian state TV, a video, a rocket carrying a Payam satellite is launched at Imam Khomeini Space Center, a facility under the control of the country's Defense Ministry, in Semnan province, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. According to Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the rocket failed to reach the "necessary speed" in the third stage of its launch. (IRINN, via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 9:53 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking after losing a vote on her Brexit deal, in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have plunged Brexit into chaos and the U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 9:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the...
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