Government and politics

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the G-7 Finance Wednesday July 17, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. The Group of Seven rich democracies' top finance officials gathered Wednesday at a chateau near Paris in search of common ground on the threats posed by digital currencies. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 17, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case, was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five...
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A migrant baby is given a bath at the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. A U.S. policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. immigration courts has also expanded to the violent city of Nuevo Laredo. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 17, 2019 - 9:03 am
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors,...
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July 17, 2019 - 8:08 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat working at Ankara's consulate, Turkey's state-run news agency and Iraqi media said. Anadolu Agency reported the shooting but did not provide further...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Alhakim at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Baghdad, Iraq. Zarif for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S. - if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast, Monday night, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
July 17, 2019 - 7:10 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes — comments that reflect more backtracking after a remark by the top diplomat suggesting the missiles could be up for negotiations. Mohammad Javad Zarif said in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 file photo, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Bulgarian officials say unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an emergency meeting Tuesday, July 16 of all law enforcement services to consider the potential harm to national security. (Geoffroy van der Hasselt, Pool Photo via AP, file)
July 17, 2019 - 7:00 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have detained a suspect who is allegedly behind the hacking of the national revenue agency, an attack that leaked the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians and companies. Police cybersecurity chief Yavor Kolev said Wednesday a 20-year-old...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Moldova's Prime Minister Maia Sandu as part of a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
July 17, 2019 - 6:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved the plan Wednesday, noting the number of measles infections has risen significantly in recent years...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, founder of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities say they have arrested Saeed, a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
July 17, 2019 - 5:47 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from...
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July 17, 2019 - 5:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday she is taking a "very close look at Amazon's...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, Sudanese people celebrate in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body. The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan’s military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. (AP Photo/File)
July 17, 2019 - 4:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers. The signing ceremony held...
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