National governments

The leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) right-wing nationalist party Avigdor Liberman come to vote with is wife Ella in the settlement of Nokdim, West Bank, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
September 18, 2019 - 7:28 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election. As results began rolling in from Tuesday's vote, it appeared to have paid off. With...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, follows Spain's King Felipe VI into a meeting at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019. Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. (Ballesteros, Pool photo via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 7:19 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister is asking voters for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties Wednesday in parliament "on Nov. 10 when we will be forced back to the...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, left, shakes hands with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker leans forward Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg. Members of the European Parliament discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 7:14 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:05 p.m. EU lawmakers have adopted a non-binding resolution supporting another extension to the Brexit deadline if Britain requests it. After a three-hour debate Wednesday, lawmakers voted 544 in favor, 126 against with 38...
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Ant-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court in London, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 18, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal. It's the second day of a historic...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses Parliament Members during a session at the European Parliament Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 6:11 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The head of an influential German industry organization is warning of granting Britain a last-minute extension on leaving the European Union. The head of the Federation of German Industries, Joachim Lang, said Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Aidar Gubaidulin waves at the camera as he takes part in a court hearing via a video link in Moscow, Russia. Russian prosecutors on Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019, are asking to release protester Aidar Gubaidulin, facing years in prison for assaulting police following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, File)
September 18, 2019 - 5:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses Parliament Members during a session at the European Parliament Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 5:37 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 am. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says Britain and the European Union appear ready to overcome their differences and seal a new divorce agreement next month that would leave the U.K. trapped in Europe. Referring to the EU's...
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Ant-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court in London, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 18, 2019 - 5:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal. It's the second day of a historic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday, Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 18, 2019 - 5:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights,...
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People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are asking to release a protester facing years in prison for assaulting police following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...
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