National governments

From left, U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose during a group photo for a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges. (Peter Nicholls, Pool Photo via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
WATFORD, England (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit near London (all times local): 1:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after he was overheard appearing to gossip about Trump. Trump tells reporters he believes Trudeau was upset that he...
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December 04, 2019 - 6:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Russia is rejecting allegations from Germany that it may have been behind the slaying of a Georgian man in the heart of Berlin this summer. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...
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Protesters lie on a road, as they scream and hold each others while riot police try to remove them and open the road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 03, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he supports the nomination of a prominent contractor to become the next premier, a move that will likely pave the way for the formation of a new Cabinet amid a severe economic and financial crisis. The news of the possible...
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A Syrian refugee sits next to his belongings as he waits to board a bus to take him home to Syria, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Hundreds of Syrian refugees have headed home in the first batch to leave Lebanon since protests broke out more than a month ago. Lebanon is hosting some 1 million Syrian refugees who fled their country after the war broke out eight years ago. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 03, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he supports the nomination of a prominent contractor to become the next premier, a move that will likely pave the way for the formation of a new Cabinet amid a severe economic and financial crisis. The news of the possible...
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A federal appeals court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 heard arguments on whether to overturn Mississippi laws that permanently strip people who have committed certain felonies of the right to vote and govern how those rights can be restored. Advocates pushing for the change held a news conference outside of the New Orleans-based court after the hearing. Pictured from left to right are Norris Henderson, who advocates for former prisoners in Louisiana; Jonathan K. Youngwood, center, a lawyer representing the felons; and Dennis Hopkins, right, in baseball cap, a Mississippi man who is trying to get his voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
December 03, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who "made a mistake in life." Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard...
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A federal appeals court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 heard arguments on whether to overturn Mississippi laws that permanently strip people who have committed certain felonies of the right to vote and govern how those rights can be restored. Advocates pushing for the change held a news conference outside of the New Orleans-based court after the hearing. Pictured from left to right are Norris Henderson, who advocates for former prisoners in Louisiana; Jonathan K. Youngwood, center, a lawyer representing the felons; and Dennis Hopkins, right, in baseball cap, a Mississippi man who is trying to get his voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
December 03, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’s fighting not just for himself but for everyone affected. Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the...
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This Dec. 15, 2016 photo shows a slag pile of mining waste in Anaconda, Mont. Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association’s sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O’Slag.” Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing the Superfund cleanup of pollution from decades of smelter operations in Anaconda came across the potentially toxic tchotchkes for sale by the city’s chamber of commerce. The slag contains small amounts of arsenic and lead. Mary Johnston, the chamber’s executive director, said Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 the EPA asked them to stop selling the black slag in a re-sealable bag and gave them some alternatives. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
December 03, 2019 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule that Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting need the permission of the Environmental Protection Agency. That outcome would be a loss for the homeowners and a win for...
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President Donald Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Winfield House, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 03, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO leaders' meeting on Tuesday aiming insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, slamming “unpatriotic" Democrats at home for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad and playing down the impact his domestic troubles are having on...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, former convicts Wayne Kuhn, from left, Dennis Hopkins, Byron Coleman and Jon O'Neal hold a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, on whether Mississippi laws that restrict the voting rights of certain felons are unconstitutional. Former convicted felons affected by the state's laws are pushing to have their voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 03, 2019 - 3:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’s fighting not just for himself but for everyone affected. Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the...
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President Donald Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Winfield House, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 03, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat, ruling Tuesday that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds. A panel of 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges...
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