Government and politics

Italian Premier designate Giuseppe Conte arrives at his home in the centre of Rome, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the drawn-out process of forming Italy's new government (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Italian President Sergio Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders' choice of an economy minister who has expressed anti-euro views because the appointment would have "alarmed...
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In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, is guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea. Kim and Moon met Saturday, May 26, for the second time in a month, exchanging a huge bear hug and broad smiles in a surprise summit at a border village to discuss Kim's potential meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and ways to follow through on the peace initiatives of the rivals' earlier summit.(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 2:06 pm
The U.S. State Department says American officials are meeting with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom as talks continue over a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says a 'U.S...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's job. (AP Photo/Paul Holston, File)
May 27, 2018 - 12:39 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's job. (AP Photo/Paul Holston, File)
May 27, 2018 - 12:34 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republicans are defending a string of endangered U.S. House seats in California, but one of the toughest fights involves two of their own. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is being challenged in Southern California's 48th District by a one-time protégé, lawyer Scott Baugh...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's job. (AP Photo/Paul Holston, File)
May 27, 2018 - 12:33 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republicans are defending a string of endangered U.S. House seats in California, but one of the toughest fights involves two of their own. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is being challenged in Southern California's 48th District by a one-time protégé, lawyer Scott Baugh...
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President Donald Trump, second from right, speaks as he sits with Joshua Holt, left who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., right, and others, in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country...
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President Donald Trump, right, talks as Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, joins him in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 27, 2018 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a woman he met online but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been welcomed home by his family and President Donald Trump. Holt, 26, says he was "overwhelmed with...
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People from the "Yes" campaign react as the results of the votes begin to come in, after the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. The first official results for Ireland's landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 27, 2018 - 8:39 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the Irish abortion referendum result (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Britain's prime minister welcomed the outcome of the Ireland abortion referendum, in which voters overwhelmingly chose to abolish a ban on terminations. Theresa May said that Friday's...
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Supporters of German AfD wave flags in front of the train station in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 27, 2018. The AfD that swept into Parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government. Poster reads "no Islam in Germany". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 27, 2018 - 8:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, while a heavy police presence kept the marchers away from a raft of counter-demonstrations. Police said several thousand people...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. American Indians' strong support for Heitkamp was a big factor in helping her win a Senate seat in 2012. Six years later, her re-election bid is complicated by fallout from the Dakota Access pipeline issue. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)
May 27, 2018 - 8:28 am
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp...
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