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Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum in hearing on lobbyist gifts

Apr. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum faces an administrative hearing Wednesday over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists. The state Ethics Commission says it found probable cause in January to believe that Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor,...

AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays

Apr. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...

Treasury sanctions Venezuelan business to isolate Maduro

Apr. 12, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Friday targeted four companies and nine ships, including some that transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba, as part of the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to isolate President Nicolas Maduro. So far, the U.S. has revoked the visas of 718 of Maduro's...

Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

Apr. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a decision decried as "deeply flawed" and a "devastating blow for victims," International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces...

US bars entry to Palestinian founder of Israel boycott group

Apr. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel was blocked from entering the United States in what he said was a "politically motivated" move. Omar Barghouti was traveling to the U.S. for a speaking tour but was not allowed to board his flight from Israel's Ben Gurion...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

Last migrants end protest, evacuate makeshift camp in Greece

Apr. 7, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — The last 60 holdouts from among nearly 1,000 migrants who fought with Greek police for three days have left their makeshift camp in northern Greece. The migrants clashed with police because they believed false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to central and...

Greek police, migrants clash in third day of protests

Apr. 6, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants clashed with police for a third straight day in northern Greece on Saturday, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Authorities say the demonstrations outside a migrant camp in Diavata have been...

US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

Apr. 5, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office stressed that she...

The Latest: France says some aid groups help smugglers

Apr. 5, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 5:05 p.m. France's interior minister says some aid groups operating in the Mediterranean Sea sometimes act like accomplices to human traffickers. Minister Christophe Castaner pointed at "a real collusion between smugglers...