Government and politics

Berlin Wall 30th anniversary
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
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November 09, 2019 - 2:50 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of...
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FIlE - This Oct. 15, 2019 file photo shows Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington. A Connecticut police officer, officer Kevin P. Wilcox, has retired after Committee for Civil Rights Under Law raised concerns about his membership with Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies. East Hampton Town Manager David Cox says Wilcox retired on Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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November 01, 2019 - 10:57 am
A Connecticut police officer has retired after a civil rights organization raised concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, a town official said Friday. Officer Kevin P. Wilcox retired from the East Hampton Police Department on...
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October 22, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The city of New York and the state of California sued the U.S. Postal Service Tuesday to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents, saying the smugglers are engaging in "cigarette tax evasion" while postal workers look...
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Milan Italy
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October 20, 2019 - 9:56 am
MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor is asking U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. The news agency ANSA said Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the...
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Wine bottles sit in a boutique shop in Le Cannet-des-Maures, in the Provence region, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, are facing a U.S. tariff hike on Friday, with dollars 7.5 billion duties on a range of European goods approved by the World Trade Organization for illegal EU subsidies to aviation giant Airbus.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
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October 18, 2019 - 8:39 am
PARIS (AP) — French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products. Some $7.5 million in U.S. tariffs on European food, wine and other goods took effect Friday, in...
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President Donald Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, right, board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, to travel with President Donald Trump to Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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October 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner, will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel at the end of the month, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Kushner, who also is Trump's son in law, will join Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at an economic conference in Saudi...
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A bullet hole from the police officer's shot is seen in the rear window of Atatiana Jefferson's home in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Jefferson, a black woman, was shot by a white police officer early Saturday, Oct. 12. Black politicians and activists criticized the police and the media for bringing up Jefferson's weapon, angrily accusing the department of trying to deflect blame onto an innocent victim. ( (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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October 17, 2019 - 2:28 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The killing of a black woman in her home by a white Fort Worth officer has shattered the trust police have been trying to build with communities of color. The Texas city has long had complaints of unjustified shootings and racially unequal policing. Experts warn that...
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This undated photo provided by the Tarrant County Jail shows Aaron Dean. The Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. (Tarrant County Jail via AP)
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October 14, 2019 - 11:08 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond...
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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 is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter members on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the organization's inaugural meeting in Geneva. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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October 14, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the...
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People standing on a rooftop in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch as in the background smoke billows from fires caused by Turkish bombardment in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency says Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the center of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of the Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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October 13, 2019 - 5:50 pm
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey's invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos. The shift...
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