National governments

January 14, 2020 - 5:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court is considering imposing stricter limits on the activities of the country's foreign intelligence agency. The Federal Constitutional Court was due Tuesday to hear a lawsuit brought by a group of journalists and a human rights lawyer against a new law regulating...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, an excavator loads debris onto a truck while clearing a property burned by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from a series of catastrophic wildfires that drove Pacific Gas and Electric into bankruptcy is turning into a financial tug of war pitting the interests of U.S. taxpayers against the disaster victims still trying to rebuild their lives. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 14, 2020 - 3:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Pelosi hasn't relayed the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial three weeks since President Donald Trump was impeached on charges of abuse and obstruction. Last night, she led the Democrat-controlled House in passing a measure limiting Trump's ability to take military action against Iran after he ordered the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 14, 2020 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. “I think our members, generally are not interested in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, an excavator loads debris onto a truck while clearing a property burned by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from a series of catastrophic wildfires that drove Pacific Gas and Electric into bankruptcy is turning into a financial tug of war pitting the interests of U.S. taxpayers against the disaster victims still trying to rebuild their lives. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 13, 2020 - 11:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives for a closed meeting with fellow Republicans about the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 13, 2020 - 10:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans signaled Monday they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. “I think our members, generally are not interested...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives for a closed meeting with fellow Republicans about the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 13, 2020 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans signaled Monday they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. “I think our members, generally are not interested...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, an excavator loads debris onto a truck while clearing a property burned by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from a series of catastrophic wildfires that drove Pacific Gas and Electric into bankruptcy is turning into a financial tug of war pitting the interests of U.S. taxpayers against the disaster victims still trying to rebuild their lives. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 13, 2020 - 8:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on...
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January 13, 2020 - 7:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. The American Civil...
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The new Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela salutes the crowd as he walks out of the Presidential palace in Valletta, Malta, after the swear-in ceremony, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Abela is replacing Joseph Muscat after weeks of protests demanding accountability in the investigation of the car bomb slaying of an anti-corruption journalist who targeted his government. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
January 13, 2020 - 2:13 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's new prime minister has been sworn into office, replacing Joseph Muscat who stepped down after public protests related to the murder of an anti-corruption journalist. Robert Abela took the oath of office Monday and kissed a crucifix in the traditionally Roman Catholic...
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January 13, 2020 - 2:07 pm
The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit from...
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