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July 25, 2017 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Five U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders were barred from going to Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said in a statement Tuesday that the five had a...
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Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The office of Poland's president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary. President Andrzej Duda announced Monday after days of protests that he would veto two of the bills. His office said...
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Anti-government protesters raise candles, as they gather in front of the Supreme Court in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, July 23, 2017. Protests continue across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party Law and Justice to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 23, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles protested in cities and towns across Poland for the eighth day Sunday over new rules passed by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary. Protesters see moves by the populist governing Law and Justice party as an assault on the...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2017 file photo the Marco Polo building is shown after a fire the day before gutted several of the top floors of the residential high-rise in Honolulu. Across the United States, there is a mixed bag of laws on whether older high-rise apartment buildings must install fire sprinklers that weren't required when the towers were first built. Many cities _ including New York, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco _ still have high-rises without the safety measure. Cost is often cited, but after the deadly blaze in Honolulu, many question if the economics outweigh the potential for tragedy. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
July 23, 2017 - 2:12 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. "We didn't even consider it," Pellerin said. But a week after a massive fire broke out one floor...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2017 file photo the Marco Polo building is shown after a fire the day before gutted several of the top floors of the residential high-rise in Honolulu. Across the United States, there is a mixed bag of laws on whether older high-rise apartment buildings must install fire sprinklers that weren't required when the towers were first built. Many cities _ including New York, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco _ still have high-rises without the safety measure. Cost is often cited, but after the deadly blaze in Honolulu, many question if the economics outweigh the potential for tragedy. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
July 23, 2017 - 12:46 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. "We didn't even consider it," Pellerin said. But a week after a massive fire broke out one floor...
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In this photo taken on June 11, 2014, a taxi driver protests against Uber during a 24 hour taxi strike in Madrid, Spain. In a statement Saturday July 22, 2017, the city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws saying tariffs may violate several articles of the Law of Unfair Competition and consumer rights if they are below the cost of providing the service. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 23, 2017 - 6:45 am
MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco-headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15-29 euros ($17-$34) from Madrid's airport to the...
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Anti-government protesters shout slogans as they gather in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Protests have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party Law and Justice to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish democracy icon and former president Lech Walesa on Saturday joined the protests that have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control. The European...
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Opposition supporters shout slogans and raise candles as they protest in front of the Supreme Court, seen in the background, against a law on court control in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Polish democracy icon and ex-President Lech Walesa has told a large crowd of anti-government protesters in Gdansk that he will always support their struggle. Walesa's...
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Opposition supporters protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control , in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 22, 2017 - 7:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's Supreme Court, his spokesman said Saturday. President Andrzej Duda's spokesman, Andrzej Lapinski, stopped short of saying whether the...
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Opposition supporters shout slogans as they protest in front of the Senate building where a debate continues before a crucial vote to approve legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country's Supreme Court, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests across Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 21, 2017 - 8:39 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature of President Andrzej Duda to become...
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