Government transitions

Newly appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, center, leaves a Buddhist temple after meeting his supporters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the country's prime minister and replaced him with a former strongman, state television said Friday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country's prime minister and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with a former strongman, an aide said. Sirisena Sirisena informed Ranil Wickremesinghe that he was being replaced by his former nemesis, Mahinda...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ahead on stalled Brexit talks. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 18, 2018 - 5:17 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after it leaves, and idea that angers her pro-Brexit critics in the U.K. At present the two sides say Britain will...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:10 pm
Former California Congresswoman Mary Bono has stepped down as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, citing personal attacks she received following a social media post concerning Nike and former San Francisco 49ers...
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This combo of file photos shows four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle from left to right; his wife and first lady Cilia Flores in Caracas on Aug. 5, 2017, Minister of Communications Jorge Rodriguez in Santo Domingo on Dec. 1, 2017, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez in Moscow on Feb. 6, 2017, and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez in Caracas on Aug. 8, 2017. The Trump administration on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, slapped financial sanctions on the four on allegations of corruption. The U.S. barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the U.S. belonging to them. (AP Photos, Files)
September 25, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled by a military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president's inner circle with fresh sanctions. Trump declined to respond to...
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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, attends parliament during a vote of confidence in the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. The prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament, meaning he will have to step down. He will continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 11:20 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new...
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador walks through supporters as he holds an event in Tepic, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The president-elect kicked off his nationwide tour with a new security group of 20 people who will rotate five at a time to accompany him everywhere, with the goal of allowing the incoming president to interact with voters without getting squashed. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
September 16, 2018 - 8:59 pm
TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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September 01, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with two Iraqi leaders to express support for Iraq's efforts to form a "moderate, nationalist" government that would serve all Iraqis. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says in statements that Pompeo spoke with Iraq's prime...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018 file photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaks during a youth conference in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, Aug 27, 2018 an Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties urged authorities to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government. Masoum Marzouk, who served in the Egyptian army's special forces, was arrested along with other activists on Thursday. (MENA via AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 1:12 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government. Masoum Marzouk, a veteran of the 1973 war...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, arrives for a party meeting in Canberra, Australia Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (David Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:32 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australian political leadership change (all times local): 3 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australia's next prime minister on his new job. The current Treasurer, Scott Morrison was chosen in a ballot of his party's lawmakers...
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