Government and politics

In this June 4, 2018, photo, a worker aligns steel wheel rims at a factory in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. China launched a trade investigation Monday, July 23, 2018 of steel from Europe and South Korea, potentially complicating efforts to recruit them as allies in its tariff dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China launched a trade investigation Monday of steel from Europe and South Korea, potentially complicating efforts to recruit them as allies in its tariff dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump. The Commerce Ministry said it will look into whether some stainless steel products from...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 23, 2018 - 12:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,403.45 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 2,...
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In this July 22, 2018, photo, South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan arrives after visiting the U.S. at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. The prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 11:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country's highest-profile suicides in recent years. Three-term lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan of the small opposition Justice Party...
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In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 22, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a rabies vaccine producer prompted a public outcry following scandals over shoddy drugs and food. In a statement, Premier Li Keqiang said the incident involving Changchun Changsheng Life...
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Christine Lagarde, right, International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Argentina Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne arrives for a press conference during the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
July 22, 2018 - 6:50 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a civil defense worker carrying a child after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria. The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization, known as White Helmets, from the volatile frontier area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)
July 22, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation. The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by...
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Participant place yellow ribbons with male and female Jewish names on a barbed wire fence during a march that marks 76 years since first deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto and honors Jewish activist Szmul Zygielbojm, who committed suicide in 1943 in protest against the world's indifference to Holocaust, at Umschagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, July 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 22, 2018 - 4:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents Sunday in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world's indifference to the Holocaust. The March...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:59 am
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia borough council member has been convicted of bribery and theft in what prosecutors called a kickback scheme involving security and surveillance equipment. Jurors deliberated all day Friday before convicting 75-year-old former Upland Borough council...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:21 am
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department...
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