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Barcelona criticizes Spanish Supreme Court’s decision

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Barcelona has criticized the Spanish Supreme Court’s conviction of 12 Catalan politicians and activists for their role in a 2017 secession attempt, saying “prison is not the solution.” In a statement, the soccer club says the resolution of the independence debate in Catalonia must come “exclusively […]

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The Latest: Catalan chief asks for amnesty for separatists

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

MADRID (AP) – The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Catalan regional president Quim Torra has urged Spain to “end repression” and grant “amnesty” to convicted and fugitive separatists. Torra said Monday after the Supreme Court released the verdict that sentenced nine […]

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The Latest: UK to end free movement for EU citizens in 2021

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The British government says it will end free movement from the European Union in 2021 as part of post-Brexit immigration reforms. Plans for an immigration bill have been announced Monday in the Queen’s Speech, which outlines the programs […]

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South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul’s liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing. But the law professor who […]

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High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtained a state conviction that […]

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s premature win on trade, Syria fiction

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the […]

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Trump appeals to Evangelicals at Values Voter Summit

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

Evangelicals have chided President Trump’s strategy in Syria, but he is still basking in their support, rallying them with screeds against the “crazy” left and declaring that Christian conservatives are also being attacked as Democrats pursue impeachment. “They’re coming after me because I’m fighting for you,” the president told the […]