National governments

Attorney Paul Clement makes a statement outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, following arguments in the first gun rights case before the Supreme Court in nine years. The case was filed by three New York City gun owners who are challenging a ban on carrying a licensed handgun outside city limits to a gun range, shooting competition or second home outside city limits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 02, 2019 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court considered Monday whether to dismiss the first gun rights case it has heard in nearly 10 years, an outcome that would come as a huge relief to gun-control advocates. The justices heard arguments in a dispute over New York City restrictions on transporting...
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People gather outside the Supreme Court before the justices hear arguments in a case brought by gun owners in New York City, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Advocates of gun control worry that the court's conservative majority could use the case to call into question restrictions across the country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments about a New York City gun ordinance (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The Supreme Court is trying to figure out whether to dismiss its first case about guns rights in nearly 10 years. The justices heard arguments in a dispute over New York City...
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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer sits on the podium during the German Christian Democrats Party (CDU) convention in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
December 02, 2019 - 4:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a root-and-branch renegotiation of the agreement underpinning Germany’s government after the junior coalition partner elected leaders who want new concessions, but it was unclear Monday how acute the risk is of the coalition falling apart...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, right, Defence Minister and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union CDU, shake hands as they arrive for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 02, 2019 - 3:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a radical renegotiation of the agreement underpinning Germany’s governing coalition after its junior partner elected left-leaning leaders who want new concessions. Members of the center-left Social Democrats on Saturday chose...
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A boy with Karen ethnic attire holds placard with picture of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest court. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
December 01, 2019 - 7:49 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest court. Members of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party swelled the ranks in front of the...
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Anti-government protesters gather during clashes with security forces in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
December 01, 2019 - 12:36 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation on Sunday, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though New York City gun owners already have won changes to a regulation they challenged in court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2019 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the city’s...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though New York City gun owners already have won changes to a regulation they challenged in court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2019 - 7:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the city’s...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though New York City gun owners already have won changes to a regulation they challenged in court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2019 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though the regulation at the heart of a challenge by New York City gun owners already has been changed. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the city’s action has made...
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Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters rest after both sides shake hands and converse in a rare moment of calm in hostilities called to allow time for rest after clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 30, 2019 - 6:12 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or...
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