Government and politics

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 - 10:02 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, unlike...
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A woman with a child casts her ballot at a polling station during the second round of voting in presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Local residents fills their ballots at a polling station during the second round of voting in presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Voters are going to the polls to elect a president to succeed Dalia Grybauskaite, who has completed her maximum two terms in office. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 26, 2019 - 9:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Across Europe, anti-EU populists and proponents of closer unity made a final push for support Sunday as 21 nations went to the polls in a continent-wide battle for influence at the European Parliament. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return...
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Voters pick up ballots before voting in Lyon, central 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. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
May 26, 2019 - 8:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Anti-EU and pro-EU parties are both hoping to make gains in a Brexit-dominated election for British seats in the European Parliament, while the governing Conservative Party is bracing for one of its...
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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 - 8:11 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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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center right, acknowledge the cheering crowd at an annual summer sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 4:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 5:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is presenting a special Trump trophy to the winner of a premiere sumo tournament in Tokyo. Trump awarded the giant eagle-topped "President's Cup" to wrestler Asanoyama, who clinched...
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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 - 3:28 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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In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Economist Gitanas Nauseda and Former finance minister Ingrida Simonyte, left, a presidential candidates, pose for the media prior to the start of the televised live debate in Vilnius, Lithuania. Gitanas Nauseda and a former finance minister Ingrida Simonyte held the top two spots in returns from Lithuania's presidential election Sunday, May 26 and appeared headed to a runoff ballot later this month to choose a successor to incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 26, 2019 - 2:55 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance...
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump talks with children during a visit to a digital art museum in Tokyo Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Pierre-Emmanuel Deletree/Pool Photo via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands...
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar casts his vote at Scoil Thomais, Castleknock as people across the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to vote in the European and local elections along with the referendum on Ireland's divorce laws, in Dublin, Friday May 24, 2019. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 8:58 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...
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Ballots are being prepared ahead of Sunday's European Elections, in Rozzano, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries head to the polls from Thursday to Sunday to choose their representatives at the European Parliament for the next five years. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 25, 2019 - 5:05 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes...
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