National governments

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed, center, arrives in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday, June 7, 2019, to try and mediate between the ruling military and the country's protest leaders amid an army crackdown that has killed over 100 people this week. Ahmed first met with Sudanese generals who in April ousted longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and took over the country after four months of mass protests against his rule. The protesters, however, remained in the streets, demanding the military hand over power to civilians. (AP Photo)
June 07, 2019 - 12:15 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister met with Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a young reformist who assumed office a...
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June 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is trying to form a new government and keep his Socialist Party in power. The Spanish Parliament's speaker, Meritxell Batet, said Thursday that Spanish King Felipe VI has proposed Sánchez as the candidate to form a government. Sánchez's...
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President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Mexican-U.S. talks on President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee says he will move to block President Donald Trump if Trump follows through on his threat to impose tariffs on...
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June 06, 2019 - 5:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Shakira's public relations firm says the Colombian pop musician has denied any wrongdoing when she testified before a judge as part of an investigation into her alleged tax evasion in Spain. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4...
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President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at the Shannon Airport, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the...
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Ballots are counted after the polling stations closed in Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark, on the final day of the parliamentary elections in Denmark, Wednesday June 5, 2019. Denmark is holding a general election and unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don't seem to be on the rise here. The center-left Danish Social Democrats, in fact, may be making a comeback after four years in opposition. (Uffe Weng/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 6:57 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Social Democrats emerged as Denmark's biggest party in elections Wednesday, with preliminary results indicating gains for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists. If confirmed in final returns, the outcome pointed to the Social Democrats returning to power...
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Anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. A judge is considering whether the clinic, Missouri's only abortion provider, can remain open. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patient safety takes priority over access to abortion, Missouri's health department director said Wednesday after a court hearing on an effort by the state's only abortion clinic to keep operating. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams spoke to...
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Worshippers gather at a mosque behind a roadblock set by protesters on a main street in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to stop military vehicles from driving through the area on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The death toll in Sudan amid a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and the dispersal of their peaceful sit-in earlier this week in the capital climbed on Wednesday, protest organizers said. (AP Photo)
June 05, 2019 - 2:08 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 40 bodies of people slain by Sudanese security forces were pulled from the Nile River in the capital of Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy demonstrations said Wednesday, and new clashes brought the death toll in three days of the ruling military's crackdown to 100...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, arrives at parliament to take part in a cabinet meeting in Athens, Friday, May 31, 2019. Greece's left-wing government says it is planning to appoint new top judges before a July 7 general election, a decision that has drawn criticism from opposition conservatives who hold a big lead in opinion polls. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 05, 2019 - 1:45 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Commission has voiced concern at the impact new benefits and sales tax cuts will have on Greece's austerity commitments. Athens has promised bailout creditors high budget surpluses for years to come, so it can continue servicing its debts. But the commission said...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha wave to media before leaving government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Thailand's Parliament has convened for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power by a military coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 9:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Parliament convened Wednesday for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power in a military coup. Prayuth was nominated by the military-backed Palang Pracharath party and faces a single opponent representing a...
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