National governments

September 04, 2018 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's next criminal trial has decided not to sequester the jury who will decide whether the former Trump campaign chairman acted as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of Ukrainian interests. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says jurors will be...
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Philippine opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV presides over a committee hearing on Civil Service Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte voided an amnesty given to the former rebel military officer, who has been elected senator and is now one of his fiercest critics, and ordered his arrest in a move opponents call illegal and a part of a political crackdown. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 04, 2018 - 7:53 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of his fiercest critic in Congress after revoking the senator's amnesty for involvement in unsuccessful military uprisings years ago. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV condemned Duterte's move, which was made public...
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The National Museum, seen from above, stands gutted after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Mario Lobao)
September 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin America's largest collection of...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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A journalist's phone, showing a pre-recorded video of Argentine President Mauricio Macri giving a message, lies on a chair at the Economy Ministry ahead of a press conference with Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Macri announced a withholding tax on exports and the elimination of several ministries amid economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 03, 2018 - 10:39 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced new taxes on exports and the elimination of several ministries on Monday in a bid to halt economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. Macri said in a televised statement that he will also allocate more...
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Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, arrives at the parliament building to attend the first session in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Iraq's newly elected parliament held its first session as two blocs, both claiming to hold the most seats, vied for the right to form a new government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
September 03, 2018 - 10:27 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's newly-elected parliament held its first session on Monday as two blocs, both claiming to hold the most seats, vied for the right to form a new government. The session opened with a prayer and an orchestral performance of the national anthem, as lawmakers convened for the first...
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Protesters hold a placard and banners outside the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Judges at the United Nations' highest court are listening to arguments in a case focused on whether Britain illegally maintains sovereignty over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, including Diego Garcia, where the United States has a major military base. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
September 03, 2018 - 3:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations' highest court are listening to arguments in a case focused on the legality of British sovereignty over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, including Diego Garcia, where the U.S. has a major military base. Mauritius argues that the...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
September 02, 2018 - 11:52 am
CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people last month is an "apparent war crime," an international rights group said Sunday. The report came days after U.N. human rights experts said all sides in the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Attorney Bill Burck walks to court in Richmond, Va. Burck is the Republican power player little known outside of Washington who's played a pivotal role in several controversies roiling Washington, including the fight over documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 02, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. He's a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington at sunrise. Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work in 2018 and head home to campaign for the November elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 02, 2018 - 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. Democrats...
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