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Demonstrators hold esteladas, or independence flags, as they gather in support of the imprisoned Catalan politicians outside the Brians II prison, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb.1, 2019. Authorities are transferring nine politicians and activists from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their role in an attempt to break Spain's territorial unity. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 01, 2019 - 7:39 am
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial later this month for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain. The trial will begin Feb. 12...
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Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Lawyers for the two journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act filed an appeal to the country's supreme court, after a high court judge rejected their appeal in January. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
February 01, 2019 - 2:58 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A lawyer for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act filed an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn their convictions. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for...
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National security adviser John Bolton, left, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, second from left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to announce a temporary deal to open the government. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 30, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is going to Miami on Friday to meet with people who have fled Venezuela, as the Trump administration continues to challenge Nicolas Maduro's claim to the presidency. A...
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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guardsmen line up near a Divine Mercy Jesus Christ poster outside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 30, 2019 - 3:10 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela on Wednesday, just a day after the embattled socialist administration barred Guaido from leaving the country while he is investigated for anti-...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, speaks with the media upon his arrival to National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 29, 2019 - 6:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court barred opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country Tuesday, a move certain to heighten tensions as the man challenging President Nicolas Maduro's claim to the presidency presses forward with establishing a transitional government and...
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A government supporter reads a newspaper standing next to a poster featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez with a message that reads in Spanish: "Hot corner, Maduro president," in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. “Esquina Caliente” or Hot Corner is a section of Plaza Bolivar where Chavez supporters gather regularly. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 29, 2019 - 4:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Venezuelan opposition's new envoy in Washington is calling for the international community to ramp up pressure on the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Carlos...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010 file photo, Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi, who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeing her to leave the country in a move that dealt a blow to radical Islamists who had demanded her execution. (AP Photo, File)
January 29, 2019 - 8:31 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, paving the way for Aasia Bibi to leave the country in a blow to radical Islamists who had demanded her execution. Following the landmark decision, Bibi will finally be able...
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Saiful Malook, center, lawyer of Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi who is facing blasphemy charges, arrives at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Bibi acquitted of blasphemy faces a final legal hurdle in the court that could guarantee her freedom, allowing her to join her daughters. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 29, 2019 - 7:20 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan surrounding the case of Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A top leader of a radical Islamist party in Pakistan, which had long campaigned for the execution of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Nigeria Information Minister Lai Mohammed attends a town hall meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. Amid growing criticism, Nigeria's information minister denied on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that the president's recent suspension of the country's chief justice was related to the upcoming presidential elections. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
January 28, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid growing criticism, Nigeria's information minister denied on Monday that the president's recent suspension of the country's chief justice was related to the upcoming presidential elections. The suspension of Chief Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen had "nothing to do...
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This 2017 photo provided by Lambda Legal in January 2019 shows Megan Winters at Joint Base Anacostia-Billing in Washington. Among those active-duty trans service members is Winters, 30, a plaintiff in the Lambda-Outserve lawsuit who has been in the Navy almost six years. She formerly served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington and now is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush, based in Norfolk, Va. "I do my job to the best of my ability every single day and will do that as long as I'm able to," she said in a telephone interview. "I recall how I felt the first time I put on the uniform. I genuinely wish that upon any American who wishes to serve." Asked if Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Supreme Court vote made her apprehensive, Winters paused before saying it was hard to answer. (Lambda Legal via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its plan to sharply restrict such...
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