Government and politics

French President Emmanuel Macron holds a girl as he greets well-wishers after voting in the European elections in Le Touquet, northern France, Sunday May 26, 2019. France is looking at an epic battle between pro-EU centrist President Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigration, far-right flagbearer Marine Le Pen in the European Parliament vote, a duel over Europe's basic values. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 11:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): ___ 8:15 p.m. French polling agency estimates show that Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party is expected to beat French President Emmanuel Macron's party in the European elections. The populist, anti-...
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In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 photo, the historic town hall shines in the evening sun in Bremen, Germany. The city became a battleground for EU's fragile political center, support for Germany's Social Democrats has ebbed dramatically in recent years, but nowhere is their fate more closely watched than in the tiny city-state of Bremen. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 26, 2019 - 9:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Social Democrats, Germany's main center-left party, appears headed for its worst-ever result in a state election in Bremen, which it has run for 73 years, as well as a dire showing in the European Parliament election. Exit polls for ARD and ZDF television put support for the...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. An altered video claiming to show Pelosi slurring her words during a Center for American Progress event in which she said President Donald Trump is obstructing justice is circulating widely across social media platforms. Associated Press journalists who analyzed the false video, and compared it to C-SPAN footage, said its speed had been slowed down by several seconds. AP journalists who monitored the event also said Pelosi appeared coherent throughout the Wednesday event, held in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 26, 2019 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman and former CIA officer says America isn't prepared for disinformation campaigns that use altered video to spread false information across social media. Texas Rep. Will Hurd's comments come days after an altered video giving the false impression that House...
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Caricatures depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are displayed in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2019. In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him in comments sure to unnerve Japanese leaders. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 26, 2019 - 8:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that is directly...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo a woman uses an umbrella as it rains at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The California Legislature faces key decisions this week, including trying to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes, and alter labor laws affecting workers in the gig economy. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 26, 2019 - 8:10 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature faces key decisions this week, including trying to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes, and alter labor laws affecting workers in the gig economy. Friday is the deadline for the Assembly and Senate to pass or reject bills that...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
May 26, 2019 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing...
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President Donald Trump picks up the "President's Cup" to present to the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2019 - 5:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a special U.S.-made trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan's most treasured cultural institutions. The honor given to Trump was part of a charm offensive by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he courted...
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A woman with a tradtional hat casts her vote for the European elections in the black forest city of Gutach, southern Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 5:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Across the continent of Europe, anti-EU populists and proponents of closer unity made a final push for support Sunday as 21 nations went to the polls in up a continent-wide battle for influence at the European Parliament. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he and first lady Melania Trump have dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2019 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he had "a great day" playing golf and attending a sumo tournament with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH'-bay). Before the leaders and their wives sat down for...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop the roof of the compound's cafeteria. Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 26, 2019 - 12:28 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where...
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