Government and politics

FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, Turkish born German writer, Dogan Akhanli attends a literature festival in Cologne, Germany. Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite the German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant. Sigmar Gabriel called his Spanish counterpart Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 over the arrest of Dogan Akhanli while on holiday in Spain. Akhanli was born in Turkey but emigrated to Germany in 1991 after spending years in Turkish prison following the 1984 military coup in the country. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP,file)
August 20, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister welcomed the release Sunday of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant. Turkish-born writer Dogan Akhanli, who has German citizenship, was arrested Saturday while on holiday in southern Spain. Akhanli was conditionally released after a court...
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August 20, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Sen. Tim Scott says President Donald Trump can regain his moral authority on the issue of race by spending time with people who have lived through the nation's difficult racial past. The South Carolina Republican...
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August 20, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Sen. Tim Scott says President Donald Trump can regain his moral authority on the issue of race by spending time with people who have lived through the nation's difficult racial past. The South Carolina Republican...
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Bavarian governor, Horst Seehofer, answers questions during an interview with German TV broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. In background the parliament building, the Reichstag. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
August 20, 2017 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A key ally of Angela Merkel appeared to back away from his long-standing call for a cap on refugees — a major point of friction with the German chancellor. Horst Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union that dominates politics in the southern state of Bavaria, called for Germany...
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Anti-Mugabe demonstrators protest against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, as tensions rise over allegations that she assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg last Sunday. South Africa's government says it has not yet decided to grant the Zimbabwe government's request for diplomatic immunity for Mugabe. (AP Photo)
August 20, 2017 - 9:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago. South Africa's foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 7:54 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting...
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August 19, 2017 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst...
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August 19, 2017 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis. The ship played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst...
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In this July 7, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump, left, and first lady Melania Trump smile prior to a concert on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany. The White House has announced that President Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center arts awards. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump's...
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In this photo taken June 30, 2017, Hope Hicks arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.. Hicks is traveling with President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump. After four people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has now fallen to Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of Washington politics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Others tried without much success, and now the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has fallen to Hope Hicks, a young aide who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her to the pinnacle of Washington politics. Word of Hicks' promotion to...
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