Government transitions

This Sept. 4, 2019 photo shows Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd in London. On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, Rudd said she has resigned from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet because "I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled." (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 1:45 am
LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet says the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson's insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd says "there is no evidence of a deal. There...
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September 02, 2019 - 9:14 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military court on Monday sentenced two generals to 20 and 10 years in jail for masterminding a 2015 coup attempt against the interim government. Gen. Gilbert Diendere was sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of murder and harming state security...
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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte leaves after a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Italy's president has given the recently resigned premier, Giuseppe Conte, a fresh mandate to see if he can cobble together a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats. (AP Photo/ Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2019 - 1:54 pm
ROME (AP) — Once viewed as a figurehead who took orders from his deputies, Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte has raised his profile amid the country's sudden political crisis, emerging as Italy's best bet to avoid early elections and derail right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's bid to clinch...
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Democratic Party whips Graziano Delrio, left, and Andrea Marcucci leave the headquarters of the party to meet the 5-Star Movement delegation on government talks, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ROME (AP) — While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who might lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump cast his vote Tuesday for caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte. A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted that he hoped Conte would...
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Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, talks to the press outside the centre-left party headquarters in Rome, Italy, Monday, Aug. 26 2019. ingaretti challenged the 5-Stars to agree to a government whose planks would be a clear break with those of the coalition that just collapsed. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
ROME (AP) — The leader of Italy's opposition Democrats says he's "optimistic" a deal can be struck with the populist 5-Star Movement to form a new government. Nicola Zingaretti told reporters Monday evening that his meeting earlier in the day with Movement leader Luigi Di Maio was "positive." But...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Hamdok said in the interview that ending his country's international pariah status and resolving violent internal conflicts are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy. Hamdok told The Associated Press that he has already talked to U.S. officials about removing Sudan from Washington’s list of countries sponsoring terrorism and described the reaction as positive. (AP Photo, File)
August 25, 2019 - 2:29 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview Sunday that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic...
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The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to the press after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
August 22, 2019 - 9:24 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on political developments as Italy tries to form new government (all times local): 6 p.m. The hard-line Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini is leaving the door open to a possible government reshuffle that could revive the collapsed coalition between his right-wing League...
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August 17, 2019 - 6:18 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum. The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in...
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August 11, 2019 - 2:48 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says southern separatists have begun withdrawing from positions they seized from the government in the southern port city of Aden. The Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates, had wrested control of Aden on...
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Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Sudanese pro-democracy activists have posted videos on social media showing thousands of people taking to the streets in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association said Thursday that the rallies are demanding justice for the killing of at least six people, including four students, earlier this week during student protests in a central province. (AP Photo)
August 04, 2019 - 3:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Sunday aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Representatives signed a constitutional document that would...
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