Government and politics

In this Nov. 8, 2019 photo, Venezuelan soldiers, who took part in a failed April rebellion against Nicolas Maduro, stand in a prayer circle inside Panama's Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The group of 16 Venezuelan guardsmen who were holed up for seven months in the foreign embassy after revolting against Maduro said they have managed to flee the country. (AP Photo)
December 09, 2019 - 9:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance. But on Monday, 16...
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December 09, 2019 - 9:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas. The International Federation of Journalists said that 49...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., discusses her recent visit to the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, during a news conference with the congressional delegation to that summit, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 09, 2019 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. That's according to a Democratic aide not authorized to discuss the talks and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia on Monday Dec. 9, 2019 from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 09, 2019 - 8:01 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2016, file photo Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, left, and former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke, center, and Paul Volcker, right, react as they listen to former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan appearing via video conference, during a panel discussion in New York. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, according to his office, He was 92. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 09, 2019 - 7:33 am
Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, has died, according to his office. He was 92. Volcker took charge of the Fed in August 1979, when the U.S. economy...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 9, as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China kicking in. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 09, 2019 - 7:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Wall Street is particularly focused on developments in the trade war ahead of a new round of tariffs on $160 billion of...
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December 09, 2019 - 7:26 am
Mexico may accept U.S. requests for greater regional content on steel, as long as there is a five-year phase-in period. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said a U.S. request for 70% regional content on steel could be written into an addendum to the U.S.-Mexico Canada free trade agreement...
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December 09, 2019 - 7:19 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore. Ambassador Óscar Valero Recio Becerra “has been ordered to return home,” said Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. The...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday cheered by a buying mood on Wall Street that came at the end of last week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 09, 2019 - 5:10 am
Tokyo (AP) — Stock markets weakened during European trading on Monday as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China and the outlook for negotiations on the trade dispute. A Chinese official said that Beijing wants a prompt settlement of its trade war with Washington as another...
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A woman cries outside a mortuary as she waits to receive the body of a relative who died in Sunday's fire in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Authorities say an electrical short circuit appears to have caused a devastating fire that killed dozens of people in a crowded market area in central New Delhi. Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 yards away because it broke out in one of the area's many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 09, 2019 - 3:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Day laborers in one of New Delhi's most congested neighborhoods demonstrated against unsafe working conditions on Monday, a day after at least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire at an illegal factory there. Dozens of workers who were asleep when the fire broke out were...
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