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“Everything is political,” as the saying goes, and it’s especially true for the law. Politics plays a huge role in the crafting, execution and (even though no one likes to admit it) interpretation of the law, so anyone interested in any aspect of the law should follow the politics that affect it. FindLaw’s Political News section is the leading source of political and legal news, offering timely legal reports, analysis from leading attorneys and a selection of the best stories from across the Web.

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  • Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:41:44 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.

  • Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:35 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

  • Serbia ruling party gathers support for proposed gay PM

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:32:09 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's first openly gay and female prime minister is set to take office in the staunchly conservative country next week after ruling populists mustered majority support for her in Parliament.

  • Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:19:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey,

  • French minister in Calais amid tension over migrant arrivals

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:40 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister is paying a visit to the northern port city of Calais where migrants seeking to cross the English Channel to Britain are returning after thousands were moved out last fall.

  • Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:09:49 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria.

  • The Latest: Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:08:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

  • After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:13 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" and eagerly awaiting a more detailed proposal on the future right of EU citizens to remain in a departed Britain.

  • Polish human rights official under fire for Holocaust remark

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:04:28 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Merkel to gather European G-20 participants next week

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:03:03 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will host a meeting next week of European participants in the Group of 20 summit to prepare for the meeting of global powers in July.

  • The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:28 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

  • Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states' demands over its Qatar base

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:51:27 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.

  • Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:44:17 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:37:22 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades.

  • The Latest: Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:36:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

  • The Latest: EU leaders want answers on UK expat offer

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:38 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

  • The Latest: Qatar Petroleum cuts back employee trips abroad

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:28:47 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):

  • UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:27:10 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.

  • S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:25:20 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily "dominate" the North for future engagement to work.

  • A look at Albania's leading election candidates

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:23:17 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday, a poll that will gauge the country's readiness to start European Union membership talks. The three leading parties held unusually subdued campaigns, with the two main contenders burying decades of confrontational rivalry as new disputes opened up.

  • 8 years after nationalization, Irish bank back in market

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:19:48 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Irish government has sold 25 percent of Allied Irish Banks' shares, eight years after nationalizing the firm amid the financial crisis.