National governments

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for Hamm if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement. Prison officials halted preparations for Doyle Lee Hamm's lethal injection late Thursday because medical staff said they couldn't find a suitable vein before the execution warrant expired. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A lawyer says execution team members tried unsuccessfully to find a usable vein in a death row inmate, sticking him repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin, before calling off the...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslims carry their young children and belongings after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh, near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. New satellite imagery of Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows the country’s government is using bulldozers to completely flatten dozens of Rohingya Muslim villages that were burned during violence last year. Human rights groups say authorities are destroying “crime scenes” that contain evidence of atrocities committed by the nation’s security forces. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick granted the groups' request for a preliminary injunction...
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Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign pleaded guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 23, 2018 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Feb. 22, 2018, against Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 23, 2018 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The new allegation against Paul Manafort...
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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 23, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes. Relations between the two got off to a rocky start a year ago, but...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at the end of an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders met without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country's seats. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 23, 2018 - 3:21 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are unlikely to agree this year on a new multiyear budget that will plug a huge funding gap caused by Britain's departure from the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday. Speaking after a summit of EU leaders — minus Britain's prime minister...
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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the Australian prime minister (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his country is inspired by President Donald Trump's tax cuts. Turnbull is telling Trump at a White House news conference...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks about the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. A second federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's efforts to delay an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second judge has told the Trump administration it can't keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era regulation...
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