Government transitions

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and incoming Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez attend a meeting on security and national reconciliation, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mexico's incoming government says it does not plan to assume the role of "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. after Lopez Obrador is sworn in as president on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
November 25, 2018 - 6:23 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was...
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Felix Tshisekedi, right, of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, is congratulated by Vital Kamerhe, left, of Congo's Union for the Congolese Nation opposition party, after being endorsed Kamerhe at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender against President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. Felix Tshisekedi with Congo's most prominent...
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In this Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, center, greets guests after President Donald Trump spoke about prison reform in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year. That’s according to the Washington Post, which reports the emails were sent to other White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 19, 2018 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, The Washington Post reported Monday. The emails were sent to White House aides, Cabinet members and Ivanka Trump's...
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November 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday named Roberto Castello Branco, a pro-market reformer, as future chief executive of the country's state-controlled oil company, Petrobras. Castello Branco, a former member of Petrobras' board, has advocated privatizing the oil...
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November 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — In Madagascar, two former heads of state will compete in the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19. Andry Rajoelina, president of the transitional period of 2009 to 2014, won 39 percent of the vote and Marc Ravalomanana, president from 2002...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration." Fethullah Gulen (FEH'-too-lah goo-LEN') has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 file photo ballots are held at a centre in Antananarivo, Madagascar a day after Madagascans cast their votes in presidential elections. A runoff is likely between two former presidents, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from 70 percent of polling stations. (AP Photo/Kabir Dhanji, File)
November 14, 2018 - 10:37 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations. Seven days after voting, former transitional president Andry Rajoelina is...
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A Sri Lankan man walks past a banner carrying portraits of newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, his brother Gotabhaya and president Maithripla Sirisena, second left, outside the supreme courts complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. The banner reads" We welcome the leader who brought life to people" in Sinhalese. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 14, 2018 - 3:40 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by the hastily sworn-in and bitterly disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first time since the president dismissed his Cabinet and suspended the...
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Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed, center, greets supporters and party workers upon arrival at the airport in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. Nasheed The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
November 01, 2018 - 9:03 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. Mohamed Nasheed traveled by boat parade from the airport island to the national capital, Male, where he was welcomed by his party...
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Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, sing the national anthem in front of his house during the presidential runoff election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Bolsonaro is running against leftist candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
October 28, 2018 - 6:49 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The latest on Brazil's presidential runoff (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America's biggest country. With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the...
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