Government and politics

An Indian displays indelible ink mark on his index finger after casting his vote in the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeking reelection for another five years. Counting of votes is scheduled for May 23. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
May 19, 2019 - 5:19 am
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indians voted Sunday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years. The election is seen as a referendum on Modi and his...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 19, 2019 - 3:51 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock general election victory by his conservative administration that has left a bewildered nation wondering how it didn't see it coming. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began...
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CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 3:40 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign...
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In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Alexandrina Ross, right, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Hunter Musil, left, inspect a bomb on the USS Abraham Lincoln while it sails in the Arabian Sea. U.S. diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 6:57 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, rebel commander and peace negotiator Seuxis Hernandez, alias Jesus Santrich, flashes a victory hand signal at the end of a press conference in Bogota, Colombia. The Special Peace Tribunal investigating crimes during the country’s long civil conflict announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that Hernandez, should not be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
May 18, 2019 - 2:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities at Colombia's National Institute...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2008 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, left, talks to her Chief of Cabinet, Alberto Fernandez, during a meeting at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires. Cristina Fernandez announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and that Alberto Fernández will run for the presidency against conservative President Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
May 18, 2019 - 2:17 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections, a surprising move that now puts a more moderate challenger at the helm of the presidential ticket. In a video posted on Twitter on...
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In this Thursday, May 16, 2019 photograph released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Kayla Pettit operates a center deck station as an F-18 Super Hornet takes off from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, U.S. diplomats warned that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 12:07 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, even as both Washington...
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Lisa Sasaki, the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, poses for a photograph in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. On May 18, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center launches a $25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with a glitzy party in Los Angeles full of celebrities and politicians.. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 10:51 am
The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, a worker operates valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, Iraq. An Iraqi oil official says employees of energy giant Exxon Mobil have started evacuating an oil field in the southern province of Basra, amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The first group left two days ago and another batch left early Saturday May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
May 18, 2019 - 9:43 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. The evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The U.S. has...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016 file photo, Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization forces fire artillery during fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad earlier this month as tensions were mounting between the U.S. and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil, File)
May 18, 2019 - 9:28 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi...
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