Government and politics

Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday is making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37 years. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 10:35 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began impeaching...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 10:25 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader is urging people to "remain patient and peaceful and desist from any form of vengeful retribution" on the eve of his swearing-in. Emmerson Mnangagwa in a new statement calls...
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A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base after learning that Argentina's navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. A Navy spokesman said that the relatives of the crew have been informed and that the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan. He said there was no sign the explosion might be linked to any attack on the sub. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 23, 2017 - 9:43 am
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2007 file photo, a bobcat trapped in a snare at the Billings, Mont., airport looks out of his crate before being released east of Shepherd, Mont. Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat and gray wolf pelts from the United States. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Casey Riffe, File)
November 23, 2017 - 8:56 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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In this image provided by Myanmar's Ministry of Information, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe, right, and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali exchange notes after signing the Arrangement on Return of Displaced Persons from Rakhine State in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. (Myanmar Information Ministry via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 8:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Myanmar announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Hariri told the conference that the country's stability is his primary concern. The remarks, a day after Hariri suspended his resignation, sought to assure the Hariri's government would keep up the effort to have Lebanon remain a top Mideast destination for finance. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 23, 2017 - 8:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw his country into turmoil. Hariri, speaking at the Arab Banking Conference in Beirut, said his government...
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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in Essen. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 23, 2017 - 8:41 am
ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the western city of...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 8:34 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi capital have called for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government that would lead to the launch of a transition period. The opposition didn't...
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November 23, 2017 - 3:47 am
PARIS (AP) — U.S. businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years — but want to see more progress first in President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to reduce labor costs and simplify taxes. Macron's pro-business promises and a long-awaited uptick in the French economy...
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171117-N-KH151-061 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) on Nov. 17, 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/U.S. Navy via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 3:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2A "Greyhound" transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the...
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