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November 01, 2018 - 6:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine's political leadership in a largely symbolic gesture in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Ukraine soured after Russia pushed through a separatist vote in Crimea and annexed the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, refugees are pictured on Nauru. Australia aims to remove all asylum seeker children from Nauru within two months as concerns escalate about their deteriorating health after languishing on the tiny Pacific atoll nation for up to five years. But cabinet ministers said on Thursday, Nov. 1, the government is maintaining its much-criticized policy of sending all asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australia by boat to immigration camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea. (Jason Oxenham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 3:46 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia aims to remove all asylum seeker children from Nauru within two months as concerns escalate about their deteriorating health after languishing on the tiny Pacific atoll nation for up to five years. But Cabinet ministers said Thursday the government is...
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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he addresses the staff after assuming duties as finance minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Saturday, Sirisena suspended Parliament in an apparent move to give Rajapaksa time to muster enough support to survive any no-confidence vote. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 01, 2018 - 3:39 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday. President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision a day after meeting with...
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Sri Lankan security forces are deployed near the petroleum ministry building in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Arjuna Ranatunga who was petroleum minister under Wickremesinghe said one of his security guards opened fire when Rajapaksa supporters mobbed him and protested against him entering the ministry premises. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 28, 2018 - 9:59 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said Sunday he sacked his prime minister mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. In a televised address to the nation, President Maithripala Sirisena said a person questioned by investigators had...
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People light candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 27, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the United States to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the shooting victims at a Pittsburgh synagogue...
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Sri Lanka's sacked Prime Mminister Ranil Wickeremesinghe attends a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet and replaced him with a former strongman, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 27, 2018 - 2:05 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president suspended parliament on Saturday even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority support, adding to a growing political crisis in the South Asian island nation. Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker,...
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In this image taken from CCTV video that emerged Monday Oct. 22, 2018, purportedly showing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, at an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, just hours before his death in the Saudi Arabian Consulate. The video was broadcast by the pro-Turkish government Turkish television channel A News, and was said to be obtained via Turkey's security sources. (A News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT - DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO
October 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly...
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President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. From left, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Trump, and Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting a claim by a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior. Spokeswoman Heather Swift says in a statement Thursday that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dubbing it the "nickel plan," President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent. "Get rid of the fat. Get rid of the waste," Trump told members of his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. "And...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:04 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country's first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. "Our women ministers will disprove the old...
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