Government transitions

European Council President Donald Tusk, left, looks on as British Prime Minister Theresa May, center left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, view a tablet during a meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders met Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Forget about the date the U.K. will leave possibly leave the European Union. The real question gripping the EU summit: What was on Angela Merkel's tablet? Just as the meeting was about to kick off, the...
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Algerian police forces use a water cannon as students demonstrate in Algiers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Algerian police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a group of students protesting in the country's capital, less than an hour after the country's parliament chose an interim leader. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 09, 2019 - 3:58 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algerian protest (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Algeria's new interim leader has vowed to quickly put in place an independent body to lay the groundwork for elections within the 90 days of his tenure. Abdelkader Bensalah was appointed interim president Tuesday to...
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A protester holds up a police shield at a rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 08, 2019 - 4:42 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country's capital Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, activists said. Thousands had rallied in front of the...
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A U.S. amphibious hovercraft departs with evacuees from Janzur, west of Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, April 7, 2019. The United States says it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to deteriorating security conditions. The pullout comes as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias. A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years helping local forces combat Islamic State and al-Qaida militants and protecting diplomatic facilities. (AP Photo/Mohammed Omar Aburas)
April 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak U.N.-backed government. The battle for Tripoli could ignite civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled...
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In this Jan. 1, 2019 photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, shakes hands with Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez, during a swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Velez Rodriguez said on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that he will have school books revised to refer to the 1964 military coup as a “democratic regime by force.” (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools. Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez...
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Algerian demonstrators stage a protest in Algiers, Algeria, April 2, 2019. Algerian protesters and political leaders are expressing concerns that ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's departure will leave the country's secretive, distrusted power structure in place. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on political upheaval in Algeria (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A crowd of Algerians is celebrating President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after 20 years in power and weeks of mass protests. Several hundred people gathered in front of the central post office...
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March 30, 2019 - 1:28 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right Estonian populist party now in talks to form a government in the small Baltic nation has listed its chairman as the party's top candidate in the European Union parliament election in May. The Estonian Conservative People's Party said Saturday that Mart Helme, 69, was...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sits in a wheelchair after taking oath as President, in Algiers. Algeria's powerful army chief said Tuesday March 26, 2019 that he wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office, after more than a month of mass protests against the ailing leader's long rule. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:30 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ruling coalition party has called for the resignation of ailing, 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The RND party's secretary general and former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia said in a statement Wednesday it "recommends" Bouteflika's resignation in order to...
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Workers load campaign billboards displayed on roadsides to promote candidates for a general election onto a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The results of Sunday's general election will be formally announced on May 9. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 27, 2019 - 6:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said Wednesday that they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government. The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote,...
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Crimeia Alice Schmidt de Almeida attends a women's seminar at Sao Paulo's municipal chamber on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Almeida was detained by the Brazilian army in 1972 when she was 8-months pregnant and a tortured. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has asked the defense ministry to organize commemorations of the country's two decade-long military dictatorship that began on March 31, 1964. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
March 27, 2019 - 12:15 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and...
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