National governments

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his insider-trading case, in New York. Collins is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic. Collins submitted a resignation letter Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It will take effect when Congress meets in a brief session on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 01, 2019 - 6:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is expected to plead guilty in an insider trading case Tuesday, a day after saying he was quitting Congress. The Republican from western New York is accused of leaking confidential information about a biopharmaceutical company, allowing his son and...
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September 30, 2019 - 6:19 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8%, amid concerns that it could derail the tenuous growth of the past several years. Government officials say ample measures have been taken to minimize the impact of the long delayed tax hike, which took effect Tuesday. Previous tax...
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September 30, 2019 - 6:06 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in a case that challenged four Virginia laws that opponents say restrict access to abortion in the state. The ruling Monday upheld a law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and wait at least 24 hours before having an abortion. It...
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September 30, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Court records say a Republican congressman from western New York is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case accusing him of insider trading. A federal judge in Manhattan has scheduled a hearing Tuesday afternoon for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins to enter a guilty plea in a case...
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September 30, 2019 - 6:35 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kornel Morawiecki, the father of Poland's prime minister who was also the country's most senior lawmaker and a leading dissident during the communist era, has died. He was 78. Morawiecki died in a Warsaw government hospital Monday following a long illness. His son, Prime...
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Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 30, 2019 - 2:44 am
FERNDALE, Michigan (AP) — Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing. But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of suicide and six years...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has his hair combed as he prepares to appear on a TV political show at Media City in Salford, England before opening the Conservative party annual conference Sunday Sept. 29, 2019. Johnson headed Sunday to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, where the party is widely expected to endorse government plans to spend more on the country's National Health Service. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 12:27 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing political opposition and personal allegations as he tries to fulfil his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. The prime minister's office is denying a journalist's claim that Johnson grabbed her thigh at a...
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Activists from political party Platform Pitit Desalin march briefly following an opposition press conference, before being dispersed by tear gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Haitian opposition leaders are calling for a nationwide push Monday to block streets, paralyze the economy and push President Jovenel Moise from power, and tens of thousands of their dedicated young supporters are expected to heed their call. (AP Photo/Edris Fortune)
September 29, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Opposition leaders are calling for a nationwide push Monday to block streets and paralyze Haiti's economy as they press for President Jovenel Moïse to give up power, and tens of thousands of their dedicated young supporters are expected to heed the call. People stood in...
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Former Austrian chancellor and top candidate of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz arrives for a closing rally ahead of federal elections in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 29, 2019 - 8:17 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Exit polls released by Austrian public broadcaster ORF show conservative ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leading a snap election called after his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party collapsed in May...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, shakes hands with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne, left, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister says no European Union member including Hungary and Poland is directly opposing linking the bloc's financial framework to performance on the rule of law in member countries — a proposal that has so far been fiercely opposed in Budapest and Warsaw. Antti...
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