Government and politics

In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, image from video, Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraib speaks at Bangkok International Airport, Thailand. Australian officials raised with Thai authorities the plight of the Australia-based refugee professional soccer player who was detained in Bangkok and fears deportation to his native Bahrain, Australia's foreign minister said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Rights groups are urging Thai authorities not to deport AlAraib to his homeland, where he faces imprisonment for what his supporters say are political reasons. AlAraib was detained at the airport on Tuesday. (SBS via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 9:53 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has called for an Australian-based refugee soccer player to be immediately released from detention in Thailand. Hakeem al-Araibi was detained in Bangkok in November on an Interpol warrant issued at the request of Bahrain. Foreign Minister Marise...
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FILE - This March 1951 file photo shows Cleveland Indians' Larry Doby. The Senate has passed legislation to honor former Doby with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage. The bill awaits GOP President Donald Trump’s signature. (AP Photo/file)
December 08, 2018 - 10:35 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican,...
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Real Madrid's Santiago Bernanabeu stadium at sunset Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Madrid. The Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on Dec. 9, in Madrid, Spain, at Real Madrid's stadium. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
December 07, 2018 - 1:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — A group of 400 to 500 "especially violent" fans from Argentina are expected to make the trip to Madrid for this weekend's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors, Spanish authorities said Friday. Officials said almost 4,000 security personnel will be deployed for...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. In a letter on Friday Dec. 7, 2018, to AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, England's boxing federation has urged the troubled International Boxing Association's president Rakhimov, to question his position to help avoid expulsion from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
December 07, 2018 - 1:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — England's boxing federation has urged the troubled International Boxing Association's president to question his position to help avoid expulsion from the Tokyo Olympics. In a letter to AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, England Boxing tells the alleged heroin trafficker "it is time for...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Ethiopian paralympic athletes Megersa Bati, left, and Tamiru Kefeyalew Demisse, holding the silver medal he won in the 1,500 meters race at the 2016 Paralympics, pose for a photo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
December 07, 2018 - 11:06 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless. He now sleeps on a mattress on the...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are expressing support for the president of the University of Maryland, after meeting to discuss the death of a football player. Rep. Elijah Cummings said after Wednesday's meeting in Washington he believes Wallace Loh has "done an outstanding job," and he is...
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December 05, 2018 - 11:19 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The president of the amateur boxing association says the body has "finally and fully left the troubled past behind," despite being put under an International Olympic Committee inquiry. AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, who the U.S. Treasury Department says is a heroin...
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December 05, 2018 - 8:58 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area that will include a 500-room hotel, a massive conference center and two golf courses that will bring major championships back to Texas. The decision Tuesday followed approval of an...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a River Plate soccer fan poses for a photo prior the final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The final match of the Copa Libertadores has been pushed back after the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players was attacked by fans as it drove to the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
December 05, 2018 - 8:24 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second...
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Head of the IOC inspection team John Coates speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. IOC President Thomas Bach has said no city has been "as ready as Tokyo" to hold the Olympics. Bach and other International Olympic Committee are calling Tokyo the best prepared in recent memory with the games just 20 months away. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates...
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