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European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen delivers a speech at the London School of Economics in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The European Commission's president warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major compromises. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 08, 2020 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the U.K. won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. In a friendly but frank message...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez applauds at the Spanish parliament in Madrid Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Spain's parliament chose Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez to form a new government Tuesday, ending almost a year of political limbo for the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Sánchez won a cliff-hanger confidence vote 167-165, with 18 abstentions. It was the slimmest victory for a prime minister candidate in decades.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 07, 2020 - 9:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez scraped through a confidence vote Tuesday with hard-fought support from smaller parties, allowing him to form a new leftist coalition government and end almost a year of political limbo for the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy. Sánchez's...
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Lawmaker Luis Parra gives a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The previous day, lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro rushed to choose Parra as their new legislative president, while many opposition lawmakers were blocked from entering the voting session. (AP Photo/Andrea Hernandez Briceño)
January 06, 2020 - 7:50 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The would-be new leader of Venezuela's congress dug in Monday against accusations that he facilitated a takeover of the country's last democratic institution by socialist allies of President Nicolás Maduro. Luis Parra insisted that parliamentary rules were followed when he...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Sanchez is not expected to clinch an absolute majority during a first round of voting on Sunday but the Socialists insist they have the votes needed to get the required simple majority in a second vote Tuesday to put Sanchez back in the Moncloa Palace. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 05, 2020 - 7:03 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s interim Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez failed Sunday on the first of two chances to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a left-wing coalition government. The Socialist leader will have a second opportunity on Tuesday, when the threshold for success is lower and...
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Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont, center, shows his accreditation badge as he stands next to former Catalan regional minister Antoni Comin outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. In a potentially stinging reversal for Spanish justice authorities, the European Union's top court ruled that a former Catalan official serving a prison sentence for his role in a banned independence referendum two years ago had the right to parliamentary immunity when he was on trial. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 02, 2020 - 9:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A lawyer for the Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said Belgian judicial authorities have suspended the arrest warrant against him due to his immunity as a European lawmaker. Paul Beckaert told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Belgian judge in charge of the case...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
December 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A group of politicians from Britain’s opposition Labour Party have called for “fundamental change” within their party's leadership. The comments follow a parliamentary election earlier this month that gave Labour its worst election defeat since 1935 and made pro-Brexit Prime Minister...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliverers a statement at the airport city in Lod Israel, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 27, 2019 - 9:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. Netanyahu handily...
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People look at a poster of Israel Prime Minister and governing Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu at a voting center in the northern Israeli city of Hadera, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Israel's governing Likud party was holding primaries on Thursday, in the first serious internal challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 26, 2019 - 7:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday scored a landslide victory in a primary race for leadership of the ruling Likud party, giving the embattled leader an important boost ahead of the country's third election in less than a year. The strong showing by Israel's...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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