Government and politics

Ahmadi Muslim refugees eat a meal at a community center that they took refuge in Pasyala, north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan who sought refuge in Sri Lanka now huddle together in fear following attacks and harassment after the Easter bombings. They are just some of the Muslims scared the Islamic State-claimed assault will bring both government and mob retaliation. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 25, 2019 - 6:01 am
PASYALA, Sri Lanka (AP) — After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world. Then came the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, many...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un talk during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. North Korean leader Kim managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin’s manspreading - the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok.(Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which...
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People wait for the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach, the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on April 25, 1915, in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, early Thursday, April 25, 2019. As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honouring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the ill-fated British-led invasion. The doomed Allied offensive to secure a naval route from the Mediterranean to Istanbul through the Dardanelles, and take the Ottomans out of the war, resulted in over 130,000 deaths on both sides.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 25, 2019 - 4:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders. Prime Minister Scott...
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April 25, 2019 - 1:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland says chief executive Ross McEwan is stepping down after 5 1/2 years overseeing the restructuring of a bank that was bailed out by the government during the global financial crisis. RBS said Thursday that McEwan will remain CEO while it conducts an internal and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, employees prune marijuana plants at a Fotmer SA, greenhouse in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay. On April 24, 2019, Fotmer in Uruguay and another company in Colombia announced they will become the first to export legal medical marijuana products from Latin America to Europe, part of what the firms hope will become a growing trade. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
April 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried marijuana...
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Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
April 24, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California motorist told investigators Wednesday that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was being held on eight counts of attempted murder as four...
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A Sri Lankan police officer patrols out side a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka attacks on Easter Sunday and released images that purported to show the attackers. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators were still determining the extent of the bombers' foreign links. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 24, 2019 - 7:53 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking root among a sliver of the country's Muslims. The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people...
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An self-styled Patriot stands a quarter mile from a barrier that marks the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Sunland Park, N.M., hours before being removed from his group's campsite by police. Members of the United Constitutional Patriots gained national attention after filming themselves detaining immigrants who cross the border to the east where the wall ends. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
April 24, 2019 - 6:39 pm
SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They plan to pack the first legislative hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 on a bill that proponents say would stem bogus exemptions granted in many cases by doctors who are paid to excuse students from vaccinations. Supporters say pockets of unvaccinated students help to spread measles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They packed the first...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's top diplomat said Wednesday President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and key U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change at the very least" and the "disintegration of Iran." Foreign Minister Mohammad...
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