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FILE - In this photo taken Monday, May 1, 2017, South African President Jacob Zuma attends a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he was jeered by labor unionists. South Africa's parliament is preparing to vote on a motion of no confidence in embattled South African President Jacob Zuma. If the motion succeeds, he must resign. (AP Photo/Khothatso Mokone, FILE)
August 08, 2017 - 7:25 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South African parliament's vote on no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. South Africa's main opposition party is accusing President Jacob Zuma of "derelict leadership" in its draft resolution in parliament asking for his...
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August 08, 2017 - 6:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parliament is preparing to vote on a motion of no confidence in embattled South African President Jacob Zuma. If the motion succeeds, he must resign. Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete on Monday made the surprise decision to allow Tuesday afternoon's vote to be...
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In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign-style rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters. White House officials have been urging the president to refocus on immigration and other issues that resonate with the conservatives, evangelicals and working-class whites who propelled him to the Oval Office. The president has ramped up his media-bashing via Tweet, long a successful tactic for Trump, and asked his base to rally to his defense.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 07, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters. White House officials have been urging the president to refocus on...
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August 07, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of conservative and liberal health policy experts is pressing the Trump administration and Congress to take steps to quickly shore up coverage under the Obama health care law, an idea that's been anathema to President Donald Trump and many congressional Republicans. The...
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August 07, 2017 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is expressing frustration over the State Department's efforts to address corruption and violence in Honduras. The 12 lawmakers say in a letter sent Monday to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the situation in Honduras remains grave. Yet they told...
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a rally where he announces a plan to fund MTA improvements on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in New York. De Blasio wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent of city residents to fund repairs and improvements to the nation's largest subway system. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
August 07, 2017 - 4:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked Monday by community activists, labor leaders and fellow Democratic politicians, officially rolled out a proposal for a millionaires' tax to help fix the subways and aid low-income commuters. "People do not want to see this madness continue," de Blasio...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2011 file photo, a Palestinian barber gives a customer a haircut as a TV set shows a demonstration in Egypt, on the Al Jazeera channel, at a barber shop in Jerusalem's Old city. Israel's communications minister said, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, that he wants to shut down pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the country. Ayoob Kara, of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, said he wants the news network's press cards revoked and has asked cable providers to block their transmissions. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
August 07, 2017 - 4:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Al-Jazeera on Monday denounced Israel's decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar's flagship satellite network, saying the measure was "undemocratic" and that it will take legal action. Israel's move follows in the footsteps of four Arab countries that are aligned against...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at the Conrad hotel for his bilateral meeting with China on the sidelines of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Mark Cristino/Pool Photo via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 1:12 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Trump administration has yet to decide how to respond to Russia's move to expel hundreds of American diplomats, but plans to deliver a response to Moscow by Sept. 1, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday. A day after sitting down in the Philippines with...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at the Conrad hotel for his bilateral meeting with China on the sidelines of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Mark Cristino/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 11:41 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington will respond by Sept. 1 to Russia's move to force a major reduction in American diplomatic staff, a move that echoed former President Barack Obama's action to kick out Russian diplomats for Moscow's...
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August 06, 2017 - 10:39 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday aimed at containing a rift that threatens the prime minister's leadership. Finding policy agreement on the issue is a test of prime Minister...
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