Government and politics

FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo of an activist holding a banner reading: "For him impunity, for her a life sentence" during a protest in Paris. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation by suggesting a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent "is worth considering." Activists protested in Paris to demand that the age of consent be set at 15. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment...
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November 19, 2017 - 5:36 pm
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another. Border Protection spokesman...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Feb, 10, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwean vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa greets party supporters at the ZANU-PF headquarters in Harare. The ruling party's Central Committee confirmed Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 that President Robert Mugabe has been fired as party leader and will be replaced by Mnangagwa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
November 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa...
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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, left, speaks as Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, right, listens during a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia is asking fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran will only encourage it to press on with its “aggression“ and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region. They said they planned to "brief" the U.N. Security...
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Disappointed Zimbabweans watch a televised address to the nation by President Robert Mugabe at a bar in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 19, 2017 - 3:57 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster says President Robert Mugabe "has not resigned," confirming the baffled reactions of a nation that watched his mumbling address on TV. Many Zimbabweans are outraged. "...
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November 19, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor's office knew and did nothing to stop it, according to a...
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El presidente de Zimbabue Robert Mugabe en una ceremonia universitaria en las afueras de Harare, el 17 de noviembre del 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Africa is riveted by the drama that has left longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resisting calls to step down even while under military house arrest. Many across the continent have known no other leader of the once-prosperous southern African nation but the 93-year-old...
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Protesters demanding President Robert Mugabe stands down march towards State House in Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 19, 2017 - 2:52 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state at 93, is resisting stepping aside. Placed under military house arrest amid fears he was positioning his wife to succeed him, warned by the ruling party's Central Committee to step aside or face...
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November 19, 2017 - 2:51 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court has declined to rehear a case involving The Episcopal Church and parishes that left the church five years ago over theological issues, including the ordination of gay priests. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the decision puts an end...
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Presidential candidate for the Nueva Mayoria coalition Alejandro Guillier casts his vote during presidential elections in Antofagasta, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Cristian Rudolffi/Aton Chile via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won't get enough votes to avoid a runoff. The world's top copper producing country...
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