National governments

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman shake hands in front of the media after giving a statement in Jerusalem. Netanyahu is facing the possibility of having to fight a second election this year, as he struggles to form a coalition government. With a looming deadline, Israel's newly elected parliament began drafting a bill on Monday to dissolve itself. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a deadline at midnight Wednesday to form a new governing coalition as he tried to stave off a crisis that could trigger an unprecedented second election this year or even force the longtime leader to step down. That Netanyahu has...
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European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 29, 2019 - 3:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says that challenges to financial stability in the eurozone have risen amid global trade tensions, and warns that indebted governments such as Italy could run into trouble if they don't heed rules limiting debt and deficits. The warning in an ECB...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after pleading not guilty to charges that he defrauded his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 28, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at President Donald Trump. Avenatti barely spoke during his 10-minute appearance before a federal...
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May 28, 2019 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager who was shot to death by an American border agent can sue for damages in U.S. courts. The justices said Tuesday that they will hear arguments next term in a case involving an agent who fired shots across the U...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman sit in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Netanyahu is facing the possibility of having to fight a second election this year, as he struggles to form a coalition government. With a looming deadline, Israel's newly elected parliament began drafting a bill on Monday to dissolve itself. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
May 28, 2019 - 6:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was in an unprecedented political impasse Tuesday as parliament pressed forward with legislation to dissolve itself in a high-stakes showdown that could lead to another snap election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had appeared to have secured a fresh mandate to rule...
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Andrea Nahles, chairwomen of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), addresses the media during a press conference following a party's board meeting in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 27, 2019. The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats meet to discuss consequences regarding the results of the European Elections. Word in the background (part of the hashtag 'Europe Is The Answer') reads: 'Answer'. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 27, 2019 - 1:59 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties licked their wounds Monday after a battering in the European Parliament election and vowed to improve their performance. The leader of the junior party in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition sought to face down her critics, calling for a vote aimed...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint statement prior to a meeting with the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 27, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd like to see a quick agreement on who should run the European Union's executive branch, a matter on which her own governing coalition so far is divided. In her first comments on...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, Nancy St Germain, 71, right, of Warwick, R.I., leans forward to show her sign to a driver leaving a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Senate Democrats political action committee in Providence, R.I. Her sign reads, "This fight isn't over." Protesters gathered at the fundraiser to pressure legislative leaders to bring a bill seeking to protect abortion rights to the Senate floor for a vote. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
May 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers. What sounds like a legislative fight in a...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2006, file photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Thad Balkman, R-Norman, introduces a bill on the Oklahoma House floor in Oklahoma City. Balkman, now a Cleveland County District Judge, is the presiding judge in the trial, scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28, 2019, as Oklahoma sues opioid drugmakers. (AP Photo/File)
May 27, 2019 - 9:25 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is poised to become the first state to go to trial in a lawsuit against the makers of pharmaceuticals blamed for contributing to the nation's opioid crisis. Although several states have reached settlements with drugmakers, including Oklahoma's agreements this year with...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. A wave of state abortion bans in 2019 has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2019 - 2:18 am
A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy...
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