Political issues

July 02, 2017 - 7:43 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a march Sunday in Istanbul despite the governor's ban against it and police security precautions that could eventually be used against protesters. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, from left, arrive for a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, pool)
July 02, 2017 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Key government ministers are pressuring Conservative British Prime Minister Theresa May to ease austerity and remove a pay cap for public sector employees. The Observer newspaper said Sunday that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is lobbying to lift the 1 percent cap on pay increases for...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a planned march in Istanbul despite the governor's ban. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social media it won't recognize the ban. The march is to begin at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) Sunday in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state, and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 01, 2017 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations with a suggestion bound to muddle things: If you can't cut a deal on repealing the Obama-era law, then repeal it right away and then replace it later. Trump is trying to revive an approach...
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July 01, 2017 - 10:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of new laws are now in effect in Georgia, including an end to a ban on guns on the state's public college campuses. Gov. Nathan Deal signed 275 measures into law after the General Assembly adjourned at the end of March. More than 100 of them take effect with the July 1 start...
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In this June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2017 - 9:22 am
Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. The firearms...
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Pro-independence activists chant slogans after being stopped by police officers during a march in Hong Kong, China, Saturday, July 1, 2017. In a speech marking 20 years since the city became a semi-autonomous Chinese region after its handover from Britain, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 01, 2017 - 8:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory. In a speech...
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A protester shouts slogans against Chinese President Xi Jinping as pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Thousands joined an annual protest march in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 01, 2017 - 7:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory. In a speech...
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A protester shouts slogans against Chinese President Xi Jinping as pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Thousands joined an annual protest march in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 01, 2017 - 5:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory. In a speech...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam after Xi administered the oath for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2017 - 3:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday warned that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory. In a...
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