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The offices of China Innovation Investment Limited are seen in an office building in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Australia’s Treasurer on Saturday labeled detailed accusations of China infiltrating and disrupting democratic systems in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan as “very disturbing." A Chinese defector revealed he was part of the Hong Kong-based investment firm, which was a front for the Chinese government to conduct political and economic espionage in Hong Kong, including infiltrating universities and directing bashings and cyber attacks against dissidents. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 23, 2019 - 2:19 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A self-confessed Chinese spy has given Australia's counterespionage agency inside intelligence on how Beijing conducts its interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong, media reported. Australian...
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the military base in El Alto, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 10, 2019. Hours later Morales announced his resignation under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 22, 2019 - 7:44 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold new elections and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives, officials said. The...
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An anti-government protester kneels before a police officer in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Labor unions and student leaders called on Colombians to bang pots and pans on Friday evening in another act of protest while authorities announced three people had died in overnight clashes with police after demonstrations during a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 22, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital Friday amid continuing unrest following a massive march a day before that brought tens of thousands to the streets in a strong message of rejection against his conservative government. The president said...
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Police attend an anti-government protester affected by tear gas during clashes in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Labor unions and student leaders called on Colombians to bang pots and pans Friday evening in another act of protest while authorities announced three people had died in overnight clashes with police after demonstrations during a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on protests in Colombia (all times local): 6:23 p.m. Colombian President Iván Duque has ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital amid continuing unrest following a massive march. The president announced on Twitter that he has requested that Bogota’s mayor enforce...
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FILE- In this 2018 file photo provided by the Delaware State Police shows Clay Conaway, a former University of Delaware baseball player charged with raping multiple women. Conaway is scheduled to be sentenced, Friday, Dec. 21, 2019 for the 2018 rape of a woman he met online. (Delaware State Police via AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 2:57 pm
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes also sentenced 23-year-old Clay...
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 22, 2019 - 11:49 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given the same penalty at his resentencing as before: 30 to 60 years in prison. Centre...
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November 22, 2019 - 6:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — The mayor of an eastern German town is resigning after receiving repeated threats from the far right. German news agency dpa reported Friday that Martina Angermann requested early retirement from her post as mayor of Arnsdorf, a town of about 5,000 near Dresden that made headlines in...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, district council candidate Cathy Yau distributes flyers to pedestrians during her campaign at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Yau. a former police officer, grew exasperated as police used more force to quell the unrest. She quit the force in July after 11 years and is running in Sunday's district polls that are widely expected to deliver a decisive victory for the six-month-old movement seeking democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 22, 2019 - 12:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of...
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, left, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore with her attorney Steven Silverman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to schools, libraries and a medical system to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 21, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books and exposing once again the depths of corruption in the city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in federal...
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Former U.S. Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reacts as he is introduced by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms during an assembly of Southern black mayors Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden has met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Thursday’s meeting is a signal of the importance of black voters to Biden’s bid for the Democratic...
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