Government transitions

Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after a round of consultations to form the Cabinet ministers, in Rome, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a decidedly euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed Cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks. Conte, a law professor and political unknown, received a...
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April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gunman opened fire inside the school Friday, May 18, 2018, killing several people. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence." Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells "Fox News Sunday"...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)
May 20, 2018 - 7:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. The electoral commission announced early Saturday that the militant-...
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A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, May 14, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Hong Kong shares surging after President Donald Trump said he wanted to help a sanctioned Chinese tech giant, signaling a possible improvement in U.S.-China relations.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 14, 2018 - 7:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his tone on trade, saying he would seek a way to keep Chinese technology company ZTE in business despite U.S. sanctions. European markets were slightly weaker amid signs that Italy's populist parties may form...
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Mahathir Mohamad, left, receives official documentation from Malaysia's King Muhammad V, right, as he was sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Malaysia's former authoritarian leader Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, cementing a historic change of government. (Rosli Awang/Bernama via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 8:38 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, cementing a stunning political comeback and a historic change in government after leading opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades. The ceremony...
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Defeated Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Official results from Malaysia's national election show the opposition alliance led by the country's former authoritarian ruler Mahathir Mohamad has won a majority in parliament, ending the 60-year rule of the National Front. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 10, 2018 - 1:30 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's election (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The election victory of opposition parties led by Malaysia's former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad has raised uncertainty for the economy and for big projects linked to China's regional...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo director Ermanno Olmi poses for the photo call of the movie 'Il Villaggio di Cartone' at the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Prize-winning Italian film director Ermanno Olmi has died Monday May 7, 2018 at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File )
May 07, 2018 - 11:21 am
ROME (AP) — Ermanno Olmi, an Italian cinematic giant who won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival for his depiction of 19th- century Italian farm life in "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," has died at age 86. Olmi died Monday in the northern Italian city of Asiago, where a day of mourning has been...
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May 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House doctor assigned to Vice President Mike Pence has resigned in the latest shakeup stemming from Dr. Ronny Jackson's failed nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary. Pence's office says it was "informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 25, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" in response to the tweets from West, who called the president "my...
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People celebrate Armenian Prime Minister's Serzh Sargsyan's resignation in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, April 23, 2018. Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life. (Hrant Khactaryan/PAN Photo via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 4:26 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic. The stunning development touched off jubilation in the...
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