National governments

In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, the head of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Kraehenbuehl speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Kraehenbuehl said Thursday that he believes the U.S. slashed his budget early this year to take out its frustration with the Palestinian Authority but warns that the millions of people served by his organization cannot be wished away. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
August 24, 2018 - 2:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says the United States slashed his budget early this year to punish the Palestinians for their criticism of America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He warns the Palestinian refugee issue won't go away. Pierre...
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Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison, right, walks with Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, left, after a party meeting in Canberra, Australia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (David Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:41 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, arrives for a party meeting in Canberra, Australia Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (David Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:32 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australian political leadership change (all times local): 3 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australia's next prime minister on his new job. The current Treasurer, Scott Morrison was chosen in a ballot of his party's lawmakers...
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Incumbent Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, walks with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after a party meeting in Canberra, Australia Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (David Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:56 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40...
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August 24, 2018 - 12:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades,...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The beleaguered prime minister warned he will quit Parliament on Friday if his disgruntled party continues to try to oust him, forcing a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority or push his successor into immediately calling general elections. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The beleaguered prime minister warned he will quit Parliament on Friday if his disgruntled party continues to try to oust him, forcing a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority or push his successor into immediately calling general elections. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 10:37 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia appears set to get its sixth change of prime minister in 11 years on Friday in a ballot of government lawmakers which would continue an era of extraordinary political instability. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is among the favorites and would be Australia's...
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This undated photo provided by Jena Pickett shows her father Emerson Pickett, who was killed in 2003 by Quinton Birdinground Jr. who was released from custody today after serving 15 years in prison. A U.S. judge ordered Birdinground, a convicted killer from Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, released from prison on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime. (Jena Pickett photo via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 10:04 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana's Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek wept as she told the court,...
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August 23, 2018 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration laying down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The governors of New York and New Jersey, along with a state senator...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The beleaguered prime minister warned he will quit Parliament on Friday if his disgruntled party continues to try to oust him, forcing a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority or push his successor into immediately calling general elections. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia appears set to get its sixth change of prime minister in 11 years on Friday in a ballot of government lawmakers which would continue an era of extraordinary political instability. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is among the favorites and would be Australia's...
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