National governments

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivers a keynote speech during a dedication of Georgia new Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta. A Supreme Court justice gets it in his mind to ask a question, and pretty soon, he's got questions for everyone. And so the next question: Will Clarence Thomas ever stop talking? Before this week, the intervals between Thomas' questions during high court arguments were measured in years. He once went 10 years, from 2006 to 2016, without asking even one. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
May 06, 2020 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court justice gets it in his mind to ask a question, and pretty soon, he's got questions for everyone. And so the next question: Will Clarence Thomas ever stop talking? Before this week, the intervals between Thomas' questions during high court arguments were measured in...
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May 06, 2020 - 8:55 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in as prime minister by lawmakers early Thursday after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of 255 legislators attending the...
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May 06, 2020 - 6:27 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of employees at a rural Missouri meatpacking facility, ruling that oversight of how the plant adheres to guidance aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus falls to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, not...
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In this May 4, 2020, photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court's third day of hearing arguments by telephone is its first chance at a high-profile case, this one involving the Affordable Care Act. The justices are hearing a dispute Wednesday about Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 06, 2020 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed concerned Wednesday about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act. The justices were...
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A panel of 11 Israeli Supreme Court judges with face masks hear arguments against the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition deal with his former rival, Benny Gantz, at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem, Monday, May 4, 2020. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 5:07 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the way for him and his rival-turned-uneasy ally to join together in a controversial power-sharing deal. The unanimous...
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Leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus, sits in parliament in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, ahead of the debate on the postal presidential election that is scheduled for Sunday The ruling party wants the election in May, the Senate is calling for a state of natural disaster that would allow for postponement by three months. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 06, 2020 - 4:31 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader and a partner in the governing coalition announced an agreement late Wednesday to postpone Sunday's presidential election, saying a new date will be chosen later. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law and Justice party, and Jaroslaw Gowin,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. In Supreme Court phone arguments about robocalls, Breyer says he got cut off when someone tried calling him. Breyer said after he rejoined the court’s arguments Wednesday, May 6, 2020, “The telephone started to ring, and it cut me off the call and I don’t think it was a robocall.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 06, 2020 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is back for Day Three of arguments by telephone with the audio available live to audiences around the world. You can listen live here starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. The stakes are higher on Wednesday. There are two arguments scheduled, and there's a more high-...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez observes a minute silence in memory of the coronavirus victims at the beginning of a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday May 6, 2020. Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez is appearing before Spain's Parliament on Wednesday to ask for a fourth two-week extension of the state of emergency that has allowed his government to apply a strict lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It appears he will have the support despite losing the backing of the main opposition party. (J.J. Guillen, Pool Photo via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 11:40 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted — for now — a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy. Despite losing the backing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020 , file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has been hospitalized with an infection caused by a gallstone. The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment Tuesday, May 5, for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gall bladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 06, 2020 - 5:36 am
Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP OBAMACARE CASE The justices are hearing a dispute about Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. 2. RUTH BADER...
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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong speaks during a news conference at a company's office building in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Lee on Wednesday issued a statement of remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to prison. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 4:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday expressed remorse but did not admit to wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to prison. The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics...
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