National governments

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer’s bad advice. The justices are hearing argument March 29 in an appeal by Jae Lee, who has lived in the United States for 35 years and has never been back to South Korea since coming to the United States when he was 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 28, 2017 - 6:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer's bad advice. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in an appeal by Jae Lee, who has lived in the United...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 4:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:06 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer’s bad advice. The justices are hearing argument March 29 in an appeal by Jae Lee, who has lived in the United States for 35 years and has never been back to South Korea since coming to the United States when he was 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 28, 2017 - 4:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer's bad advice. The justices are hearing argument Tuesday in an appeal by Jae (JAY) Lee, who has lived in the United...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 1986, file photo, lawmakers watch closely as President Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. From left, are: Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Rep. Raymond McGrath, R-N.Y.; Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., Rep. Frank Guerini, D-N.J.; Sen. Russell Long, D-La.; Rep. William Coyne, D-Pa., and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn. The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting relationships. The situation facing President Donald Trump features none of those advantages. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
March 28, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting...
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March 27, 2017 - 5:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns. The former lawman who made his fight against illegal immigration a fixture of...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears in court in Moscow Monday March 27, 2017. Navalny's appearance in court comes a day after being detained at a major opposition rally against government corruption that he led the previous day. The Kremlin, meanwhile, has lashed out at protest organizers, blaming them for putting lives at risk by inviting people to unsanctioned demonstrations. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
March 27, 2017 - 3:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia's long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation's painful two-year recession. A year...
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March 27, 2017 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit hospital systems being sued for...
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March 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving place a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that tossed out the...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 27, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is making a court appearance Monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally on Sunday. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
March 27, 2017 - 9:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders. Navalny was arrested Sunday as he walked to a protest in Moscow...
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