Government and politics

Petal Mayor Hal Marx raises his hand and refuses to resign at a special board of aldermen meeting at Petal City Hall, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Petal, Miss., over comments he made about the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd at the hands of police, on social media. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
May 29, 2020 - 10:01 am
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor who sparked outrage when he said he “didn’t see anything unreasonable” about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody is resisting calls to resign, including from his own town's board of aldermen. “Why in the world would anyone choose to become...
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May 29, 2020 - 9:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 25 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus restrictions, against the arrest of a prominent Russian journalist, the OVD-Info rights group said. An opposition Moscow city council member, several journalists and...
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EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, wearing a face mask, leaves at the end of a video press conference following the International Donors' Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. International donors on Tuesday pledged more than 2.5 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in support for refugees and migrants from Venezuela as the coronavirus pandemic deepens their plight. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2020 - 9:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union criticized China on Friday for asserting more control over Hong Kong and suggested the move would have an impact on China-EU relations, but the 27-nation bloc ruled out taking any action against its major trading partner. The criticism came after EU foreign...
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Damage inside Winan's Chocolates + Coffees + Wine near downtown on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Franchise owners Monica and Miles Thomas said much of the store's supplies of wine and chocolate were stolen or smashed. The damage happened early Friday as protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and storefronts along surrounding downtown streets. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
May 29, 2020 - 9:16 am
Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, with...
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The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 29, 2020 - 8:48 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Poland will allow soccer fans to attend games in limited numbers starting on June 19. Fans will only be allowed to make up 25% of the stadium’s capacity and no away supporters will be allowed because of the...
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25 May 2020, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schaprode: Tourists with backpacks and suitcases wait on a pier for transport with a ferry to the Baltic island Hiddensee in Schaprode, Germany, Monday May 25, 2020. In German state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, after the travel ban due to the coronavirus protection measures, holidaymakers from other federal states are now allowed to travel to the island. ( Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
May 29, 2020 - 8:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Many a journey to far-flung corners of Europe starts in a dusty industrial yard in east Berlin, where Felix Rascher carefully tends to his small fleet of Volkswagen camper vans, a favorite among free-spirited travelers the world over. But this spring, the pandemic threw a wrench in...
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Technicians of the German airline Lufthansa work on an aircraft at the airport in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Germany on Monday approved a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) aid package for stricken airline Lufthansa to keep a major employer going through the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 29, 2020 - 7:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU competition chief said Friday that she is not “creating extra hurdles" for Lufthansa after the airline balked at accepting a 9 billion-euro German government rescue package because of what it said were tough EU conditions. Margrethe Vestager said that EU rules require...
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May 29, 2020 - 4:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager killed when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by an American diplomat’s wife plan to take legal action against the U.K. foreign policy chief for his actions in the aftermath of the accident. The family of Harry Dunn say they will...
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May 29, 2020 - 4:56 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The report issued Friday says security forces killed...
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In this photo provided by instagram account of @mckinley_moore, police officers gather Thursday, May 28, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Ky., as protesters demonstrate against the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. (@mckinley_moore via AP)
May 29, 2020 - 4:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early Friday that there were at least seven shooting...
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