Government transitions

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee wants former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to produce documents as part of its ongoing Russia probe, multiple sources said Wednesday...
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Roger Torrent of the leftist ERC party, centre, speaks after being elected as the new president of the Catalan parliament during a parliamentary session where elected lawmakers meet for the first time after regional elections in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Catalonia’s new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing the chamber’s push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will continue. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 17, 2018 - 8:27 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's new parliament elected a pro-secession speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing that the chamber's push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government. Wednesday's opening session of the new Catalan...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 16, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. The development brought to the...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, walks in the park with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party in Brussels on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 15, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MADRID (AP) — Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont faced additional obstacles Monday in his attempt to stand for his old job from his bolt hole in Belgium. Legal advisers told the Catalan parliament on Monday that Puigdemont can't be sworn in unless he shows up in person in the chamber, while...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 12, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group representing President Donald Trump's transition team says a memo in the hands of the General Services Administration should have stopped the agency from turning over tens of thousands of emails to the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. A...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group representing President Donald Trump's transition team is pressing the General Services Administration to turn over a memo purportedly sent by an agency official to special counsel Robert Mueller's team that would offer proof that tens of thousands of emails should not have...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to develop rules for disclosing the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports disseminated across the government. The issue prompted a heated partisan debate after Republicans...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Daming Palace in Xi'an in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 08, 2018 - 4:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to Chinese leaders Monday to form a partnership on climate change and African development during a visit in which he also is expected to press Beijing for better market access. In a speech in the western city of Xi'an on the first day of an...
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