National governments

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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In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, photo, Sky Running Enemy, left, and his sister, Kendalyn Running Enemy, are among about dozens of people who gathered in Elks Riverside Park in Great Falls, Mont. to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. They were joined by their mother, Debbie McShane, holding the American Indian Movement flag. Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. (Karl Puckett/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 11:45 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of the fatal 1985 strangling and stabbing of David Self, a man he met in a bar in Cincinnati. Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing the man he picked up at the Ohio bar. The Ohio Parole Board is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, May 24, 2018, for and against Van Hook's clemency request. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago. Death row inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Thursday passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bipartisan 351-66 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where a key panel completed a companion measure in a closed-door session on...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks with LVMH luxury group CEO Bernard Arnault at the VivaTech gadget show in Paris, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
May 24, 2018 - 9:00 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe. Speaking partly in English in front of CEOs and other leaders of the tech industry, Macron said "it's because France is...
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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arrives to meet France's President Emmanuel Macron after the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to persuade Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants to discuss tax and data protection issues at a Paris meeting set to focus on how they could use their global influence for the public good. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 23, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations. Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of dozens of other...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald (rees BUHK'-wahld) in Manhattan issued the written decision Wednesday. In ruling, she said no government official —...
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May 23, 2018 - 10:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament is set to pass the national budget proposal for 2018 on Wednesday, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it battles Catalan separatism. Basque nationalist lawmakers have made a last-minute U-turn on their earlier promise not...
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FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-Frank law. Congress moved Tuesday, May 22, to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 23, 2018 - 8:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:14 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help his push for an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking. Charles Livingstone, the head...
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