United States government transition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up his fists during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, amid a political power struggle with an opposition leader who has declared himself interim president. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Venezuela's government has backtracked on an order that gave U.S. Embassy personnel 72 hours to leave the country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that it is now negotiating the establishment of a U...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks to supporters at a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The 35-year-old lawmaker's whereabouts had been a mystery since he was symbolically sworn in Wednesday before tens of thousands of cheering supporters, promising to uphold the constitution and rid Venezuela of Maduro's dictatorship. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 25, 2019 - 4:46 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself interim president vowed Friday he would remain on the streets until the South American country has a transitional government, while President Nicolas Maduro dug in and accused his opponents of orchestrating a coup...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 9:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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January 23, 2019 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful House committee now led by Democrats is opening an investigation into how security clearances have been handled in President Donald Trump's White House and 2016 presidential transition. The inquiry by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, announced Wednesday, takes...
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hold a poster of him outside the Supreme Court where he is being sworn-in for another term in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 12, 2019 - 7:37 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of...
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Members of the Congolese opposition coalition Lamuka, led by presidential candidate Martin Faluyu, have a conversation while waiting for a statement to be issued on the timing of the release of the presidential election results in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. Congo faces what could be its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, but election observers and the opposition have raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities as the country chooses a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 05, 2019 - 12:51 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from possible "violent demonstrations," while the country's powerful Catholic church...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 12, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment." The arguments to the judge Tuesday...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition, has unspooled bit by bit in criminal cases from special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 01, 2018 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the...
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President Donald Trump arrives and joins other heads of state for a family photo at the G20 summit, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From left in the front row are Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazil President Michel Temer. From left on the top row are Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Saudi Arabia's crown Mohammed bin Salman. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 30, 2018 - 10:12 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 1:10 p.m. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is insisting that President Donald Trump canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin because of Russia's actions in...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, in the car on left, arrives for a meeting with Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro in his residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Bolton will travel to Buenos Aires for the two-day Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 29, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inviting the incoming president of Brazil to visit the United States. White House national security adviser John Bolton says he extended the invitation to Jair Bolsonaro on Trump's behalf during a "productive" meeting he had with him in South America...
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