Government and politics

Troops ride in a vehicle near the French Embassy in central Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday March 2, 2018. Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire became intermittent and helicopters flew above the French Embassy in Ouagadougou.(AP Photo/ Ludivine Laniepce)
March 05, 2018 - 2:30 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West African heads of states denounced extremism during a visit to Burkina Faso's capital Monday, vowing to strengthen cooperation to defeat Islamic militants who carried out two simultaneous attacks in Ouagadougou that killed at least eight people Friday. Their...
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A man removes the word Trump, off a marquee outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, Monday, March 5, 2018. Escorted by police officers and a Panamanian judicial official, the owner of the Trump Panama City hotel has taken control of the property. A team of Trump security officials left the property. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 05, 2018 - 2:29 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Trump hotel executives were ousted from their offices in Panama's Trump Hotel on Monday, as Panamanian officials stepped in to resolve a 12-day standoff between Trump's company and the property's owners. Trump's security guards also left the property, and crews immediately began...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, people walk by the U.S. Capitol on the second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. After last year’s big win on taxes, Republicans controlling Capitol Hill are opting for a scaled-back, controversy-free agenda. President Donald Trump’s trillion dollar-plus plan to boost infrastructure has landed with a thud. Hopes in the House of taking on so-called welfare reform seem likely to fizzle in the Senate. Instead, the GOP-controlled Congress is looking ahead to a year of abbreviated work weeks and low-profile and small-bore initiatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much." For sure, Republicans in Washington feel good about the effect their overhaul of the nation's tax code is having on the...
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Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi holds a press conference on the election results, in Rome, Monday, March 5, 2018. With the anti-establishment 5-Stars the highest vote-getter of any single party, the results confirmed the defeat of the two main political forces that have dominated Italian politics for decades — Forza Italia and the center-left Democrats — and the surging of populist and right-wing, euroskeptic forces that have burst onto the European scene. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 05, 2018 - 12:55 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's parliamentary election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Italy's ex-Premier Matteo Renzi says his center-left party will not join any government led by the anti-immigrant League party or the populist 5-Star Movement, the two victorious forces in Italy's election. Renzi...
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March 05, 2018 - 12:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday approved Arkansas' plan to require thousands of people on its Medicaid expansion to work or volunteer, making Arkansas the third state allowed to impose such restrictions on coverage for the poor. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that the...
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Right-wing, anti-immigrant and euroskeptic League's Matteo Salvini gives a press conference on the preliminary election results, in Milan, Monday, March 5, 2018. Leader of euroskeptic League party Salvini says the center-right coalition has won 'the right and duty to govern' Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's parliamentary election (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A League politician who sparked outrage with remarks defending "our white race" against immigrants has won the presidency of the northern Lombardy region. Preliminary results Monday showed Atilio Fontana with 54...
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Parents of the arrested Greek soldiers, at center, arrive at the courthouse in Edirne, Turkey, Monday, March 5, 2018. The lawyers for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey have formally requested their release from custody. The two were arrested last week for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz)
March 05, 2018 - 10:39 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday rejected lawyers' requests for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey to be released from custody. The two were arrested last week for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage. Greece said the two soldiers — a...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos. There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as Trump and Netanyahu meet Monday, March 5, 2018 at the White House. For all his talk about brokering the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump’s long-awaited peace plan has yet to arrive, even as Palestinians and other critics insist it will be dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet Monday at the White House. For all his talk about brokering the "ultimate deal" between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump's long-awaited...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 17, 2017, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a joint news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Jared Kushner is increasingly a headache for Trump on multiple fronts _ security clearance problem, business entanglements _ but also one of the last remaining members of the president's inner circle. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 05, 2018 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their...
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Parents of the arrested Greek soldiers, at center, arrive at the courthouse in Edirne, Turkey, Monday, March 5, 2018. The lawyers for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey have formally requested their release from custody. The two were arrested last week for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz)
March 05, 2018 - 9:05 am
EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday rejected lawyers' request for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey to be released from custody. The two were arrested last week for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage. Greece said the two soldiers — a...
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