Government and politics

October 17, 2020 - 3:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired firefighter who was upset with Wichita's mask ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor of Kansas' largest city, authorities said. Police said the 59-year-old suspect who was arrested Friday could face a charge of criminal threat...
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Protesters chant slogans and hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside Netanyahu's official residence for the first time in nearly a month, resuming the weekly protest after emergency restrictions imposed as part of a coronavirus lockdown were lifted. The protesters are demanding Netanyahu's resignation, saying he cannot serve while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the country's coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 17, 2020 - 2:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, resuming the weekly protest against the Israeli leader after emergency restrictions imposed as part of a coronavirus lockdown were lifted. The protests were...
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Women walk past a graffiti "Hope" painted on metals barrier that closed the entrance of a hotel that was damaged by Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
October 17, 2020 - 12:30 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide movement was born, denouncing an entire political establishment that had for decades pushed Lebanon toward collapse...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during an event on "Protecting America's Seniors," Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2020 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after their...
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Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. More and more German cities become official high risk corona hotspots with travel restrictions within Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 17, 2020 - 10:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday. “Difficult months are ahead of us,” she said in her weekly video podcast. “How winter will be,...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Iran is confronting a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. (Akbar Badrkhani/Iranian Health Ministry via AP)
October 17, 2020 - 9:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000, in what has been the Mideast region's worst outbreak. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari announced that the total death toll from the outbreak had reached at least 30,...
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Pro-democracy protesters march during a protest in Udom Suk, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The authorities in Bangkok shut down mass transit systems and set up roadblocks Saturday as Thailand’s capital faced a fourth straight day of determined anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
October 17, 2020 - 9:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Thailand staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital on Saturday, thwarting efforts by the authorities to stop them, including a shutdown of the city's mass transit systems. Unlike protests a day earlier, in which police used a...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, second left, speaks in front of a high school Friday Oct.16, 2020 in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher who opened a discussion with high school students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an "Islamist terrorist attack" against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. (Abdulmonam Eassa, Pool via AP)
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October 17, 2020 - 8:47 am
PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in...
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October 17, 2020 - 7:39 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing. Federal police targeted Roraima state’s Sen. Chico Rodrigues...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, a waiter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sweeps the terrace of a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain. Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases in October 2020 risks undoing that and will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 17, 2020 - 2:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and...
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