Government and politics

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the Euxinograd residence outside Varna, Bulgaria, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Macron arrived Friday at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 25, 2017 - 2:06 pm
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bitter exchange of words erupted between France and Poland on Friday after French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland's opposition to plans to change European Union rules on "posted workers" — the cheap labor from eastern countries sent to more prosperous EU...
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Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, right, talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 25, 2017 - 1:18 pm
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Poland's deputy foreign minister has summoned a French diplomat and expressed "indignation" over French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism of Poland's...
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the Euxinograd residence outside Varna, Bulgaria, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Macron arrived Friday at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 25, 2017 - 9:28 am
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland's government on Friday over its opposition to his plans to change European Union rules on "posted workers," cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Macron said...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian president's office says President Donald Trump called President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stress the "strength of the friendship" between the two allies. The presidency said after the phone call late on Thursday that the American president promised to continue to "develop"...
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August 25, 2017 - 3:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists. And while a rebuke of groups President Donald Trump waffled on is expected to pass overwhelmingly, some attending the summer meeting of the party's most faithful are...
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A Palestinian activist holds a collage showing of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the visit of U.S delegation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. White House adviser Jared Kushner has begun a round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he resumes efforts to restart peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 25, 2017 - 12:10 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side. With no clear vision for peace outlined...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 25, 2017 - 12:01 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but what kind of changes await the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 24, 2017 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's sharp words underscored the...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 7:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other...
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August 24, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court ruled Thursday that an internet hosting company must turn over records for a website that the government alleges was used to plan violent protests on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Defense lawyers warned that the ruling by the District of Columbia...
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