Government transitions

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha wave to media before leaving government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Thailand's Parliament has convened for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power by a military coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 10:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Parliament convened Wednesday for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power in a military coup. Prayuth was nominated by the military-backed Palang Pracharath party and faces a single opponent representing a...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves after a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote Wednesday that will give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, file)
June 04, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. The Democrat Party, the country's oldest, announced Tuesday that it will vote to join a coalition...
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In this image made from video, Sudanese forces escort civilian in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed.(AP Photo via AP video)
June 03, 2019 - 8:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The latest on the Sudanese military's moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Sudan's ruling military council says it is cancelling all agreements with protest leaders and will call elections within seven months. The head of the council...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, Sudanese protesters wave national flags at the sit-in outside the military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan. The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday, May 31, 2019, that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country's military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that help bring ruler Omar al-Bashir's ouster had "become a threat to the revolution." (AP Photos/Salih Basheer, File)
May 31, 2019 - 4:22 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country's military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring about former ruler Omar al-Bashir's ouster had "become a threat to the revolution." The threat...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, before being sworn in for his second term as Indian prime minister today evening in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 30, 2019. India's president on Saturday appointed Modi as the prime minister soon after newly-elected lawmakers from the ruling alliance, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, elected him as their leader after a thunderous victory in national elections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 30, 2019 - 9:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi has been sworn in for a second term as India's prime minister after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3 billion people seeking swift economic change. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Modi and his...
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Protesters walk towards the sitin protest outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that left six people dead, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the ruling military council. Both the protesters and the transitional military council say the violence was instigated by al-Bashir loyalists from within the security forces. (AP Photo)
May 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Wednesday they have made significant progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country's transition period. The two sides,...
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Pope Francis makes a point during an ecumenical and interreligious meeting with young people, in Skopje's pastoral center, North Macedonia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Francis, who is on a three-day trip to the Balkans, is visiting North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the country. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 07, 2019 - 12:14 pm
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to North Macedonia (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Two Bulgarian Orthodox Church senior leaders have publicly praised Pope Francis and his message of dialogue after one of their fellow metropolitans accused Francis of attacking Orthodoxy...
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Pope Francis leaves after a meeting with the Catholic community in the Church of St. Michael Archangel, in Rakovsky, Bulgaria, Monday, May 6, 2019. Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 07, 2019 - 5:43 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Pope Francis made the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday and sought to encourage its efforts to integrate into European institutions after its name change resolved a decades-long dispute with Greece. In a meeting with government authorities, Francis...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez smiles during a party meeting at Socialist party headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 29, 2019. Spain's political future is no clearer after a third election since 2015, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot. But Spanish politicians were doing the math on how Sanchez might survive the next four years without a parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 06, 2019 - 10:51 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with conservative leader Pablo Casado on Monday in his first encounter with opposition politicians in efforts to form a government. Sánchez's Socialist Party won the April 28 national election, but it fell short of a majority and will...
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Supporters of Panamanian presidential candidate Romulo Roux, holding Democratic Change party banners, attend his closing campaign rally in Panama City, Thursday, May 2, 2019. In what has been perhaps the shortest and least colorful campaign since Panama's transition to democracy three decades ago, most election talk has focused on governmental corruption. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 03, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off significantly. In...
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