National governments

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, fight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. The votes are there. The rules and choreography are set, more or less. And now — hear ye, hear ye — the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is nearly set to begin. Here's what to expect when the Senate puts the impeachment articles against Trump on trial, starting as early as this coming week. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 12, 2020 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hear ye, hear ye: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting the send button on President Donald Trump's impeachment. That's after she paused the whole constitutional matter, producing a three-week standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and complicating the...
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FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
January 12, 2020 - 1:06 pm
The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia — that was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 file photo, Maltese Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat, back to camera at right, is hugged by party member Chris Fearne during a party general assembly where he delivered his farewell speech as party leader in Kordin, near Valletta. At left party member Robert Abela. A new leader will be elected during the weekend. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, File)
January 12, 2020 - 10:46 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A first-term lawmaker whose father was Malta's president has been chosen to be the country's prime minister, 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...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez addresses the media at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Sanchez was chosen by Parliament as prime minister on Tuesday, ending a period in which he led a caretaker Socialist government following two inconclusive elections last year.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 12, 2020 - 9:27 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday that he wants the hallmark of his new left-wing coalition government to be the “dialogue” needed to tackle the country’s most pressing issues, including the Catalan separatist conflict. Sánchez said that following the top priority of...
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Judges from Italy, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, many wearing their professional gowns, take part in a march in support of judicial independence in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. The judges marched silently in Warsaw in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)
January 11, 2020 - 4:18 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. The judges...
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Arlene Foster of the DUP leads her party into the chamber at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years, after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. (Michael Cooper/PA via AP)
January 11, 2020 - 1:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at Parliament Buildings in Belfast and chose a new executive, led by the pro-...
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Judges and lawyers from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, march silently in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The rally was a show of solidarity with Polish judges, who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges whose rulings they don't like. The legislation has been denounced by the European Union and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 11, 2020 - 12:53 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. The judges...
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Judges and lawyers from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, march silently in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The rally was a show of solidarity with Polish judges, who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges whose rulings they don't like. The legislation has been denounced by the European Union and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don't like. The judges...
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Arlene Foster of the DUP leads her party into the chamber at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years, after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. (Michael Cooper/PA via AP)
January 11, 2020 - 11:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at Parliament Buildings in Belfast and chose a new executive, led by the pro-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, fight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. The votes are there. The rules and choreography are set, more or less. And now — hear ye, hear ye — the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is nearly set to begin. Here's what to expect when the Senate puts the impeachment articles against Trump on trial, starting as early as this coming week. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 11, 2020 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hear ye, hear ye: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting the send button on President Donald Trump's impeachment. That's after she paused the whole constitutional matter, producing a three-week standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and complicating the...
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