National governments

December 22, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the case of a former aide to President Donald Trump is questioning whether the aide's video message at a Washington fundraiser violated the court's gag order. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered former Trump adviser Rick Gates on...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 22, 2017 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the temporary spending bill to keep the government operating until Congress returns next year (all times local): 10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed a temporary spending bill to keep the government running, for now. Trump signed the bill in the Oval Office...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Dozhd Channel anchor Pavel Lobkov, prepares for a broadcast in their studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia. In December 2015, Lobkov was getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. “I think the hackers in the service of the Fatherland were long getting their training on our lot before venturing outside.” (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 22, 2017 - 7:45 am
PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-...
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People at the Junts Per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) party headquarters celebrate Catalan regional election results in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority in Catalan regional elections, but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
December 22, 2017 - 5:58 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the election results in Catalonia (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A Spanish judge investigating Catalan separatists for leading an illegal independence push in October is widening the probe to six more politicians. Among those included in the wider probe from...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 22, 2017 - 4:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure passed the House on Thursday on a...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Dozhd Channel anchor Pavel Lobkov, prepares for a broadcast in their studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia. In December 2015, Lobkov was getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. “I think the hackers in the service of the Fatherland were long getting their training on our lot before venturing outside.” (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 22, 2017 - 2:07 am
PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-...
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December 22, 2017 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Congress' giant tax overhaul is poised to reach virtually every corner of American life — even Splitsville. Republicans delivered their sweeping plan Wednesday to an exultant President Donald Trump to sign. One provision scraps a 75-year-old tax deduction for alimony payments. The...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, joined by from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as he praises the Republican tax bill at an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure passed the House on a 231...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown Thursday, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure passed the House on a 231...
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