National governments

August 26, 2018 - 7:10 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of...
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August 25, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump's efforts to "promote more efficient" government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders "undermine federal employees' right to bargain collectively" under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a large rally in his support, in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ahmed in his first press conference since taking power vowed Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 to continue with reforms "at any cost" and says the longtime ruling coalition soon will prepare for a "free and fair election" in 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
August 25, 2018 - 2:33 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister in his first press conference since taking power vowed Saturday to continue with dramatic reforms "at any cost" and said the longtime ruling coalition soon will prepare for a "free and fair election" in 2020. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also said...
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August 25, 2018 - 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump's efforts to "promote more efficient" government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders "undermine federal employees' right to bargain collectively" under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji...
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August 25, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister in his first press conference since taking power has vowed to continue with reforms "at any cost" and says the longtime ruling coalition soon will prepare for a "free and fair election" in 2020. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also said the World...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to President Donald Trump's effort to overhaul the U.S. bureaucracy, including by making it easier to fire government workers. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says in a ruling issued Saturday that key provisions of three executive orders...
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Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses a media conference at the party headquarters in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding President Emmerson Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win and he called the inauguration set for Sunday "false." Nelson Chamisa spoke a day after the Constitutional Court unanimously...
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Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses a media conference at the party headquarters in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding President Emmerson Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 9:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win and he called the inauguration set for Sunday "false." Nelson Chamisa spoke a day after the Constitutional Court unanimously...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:29 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in Yemen's central province of Marib while fighting alongside the government forces battling Shiite rebels, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday. Ghalib al-Zaidi's death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during clashes with the...
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