Political organizations

August 29, 2017 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 140 House Democrats have sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to reconsider his ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The lawmakers argued there is no place for discrimination in the military or anywhere else in society. In the letter...
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August 29, 2017 - 6:06 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior Romanian politician has downplayed speculation that the country is planning to adopt the euro as its currency by 2022, saying further evaluation work is required before any decision is made. Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party, said...
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August 29, 2017 - 5:37 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior politician has downplayed speculation that Romania is planning to adopt the euro as its currency by 2022, saying further evaluation work is required before any decision is made. Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party said Tuesday that the...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY. speaks in Cleveland. The House Ethics Committee says it is investigating Collins. In January, the advocacy group Public Citizen filed a request for an investigation of possible insider trading. The House panel said Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, it needs more time to review a report submitted last month by the Independent Office of Congressional Ethics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee on Monday confirmed an investigation of Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York after an advocacy group complained of possible insider trading. In January, the advocacy group Public Citizen filed a request for an investigation of possible insider...
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August 28, 2017 - 3:15 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly debating redistricting proposals drawn by Republicans (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The North Carolina House has approved a redrawing of dozens of district boundaries in response to federal court rulings throwing out nearly 20...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrillas transition into becoming a political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia submitted a list of belongings on August 2017, that included farms, cattle and items as miniscule as mops and juice squeezers as required under a peace agreement earlier this month (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
August 27, 2017 - 2:39 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrillas transition into becoming a political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia submitted a list of belongings on August 2017, that included farms, cattle and items as miniscule as mops and juice squeezers as required under a peace agreement earlier this month (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
August 27, 2017 - 10:40 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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People talk before the start of the meeting of the standing committee on rules at the Republican National Committee summer meeting, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 25, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican National Committee walked the tightrope Friday in carefully but resolutely denouncing white supremacist groups without criticizing President Donald Trump, who waffled in his own statements in the wake of the deadly clash in Virginia this month. Meeting in...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 file photo Joao Lourenco, shows his ink-stained finger as he faces the media after casting his vote in elections in Luanda, Angola, Angola's election commission announced Friday Aug. 25, 2017, the ruling MPLA party has won the national election with 61 percent of the vote, meaning Defense Minister Lourenco will replace President Jose Eduardo dos Santos after his 38-year rule. (AP Photo/Bruno Fonseca, File)
August 25, 2017 - 8:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's ruling party has won the national election but lost ground to the opposition, the electoral commission said Friday, as the oil-rich but impoverished African nation faces its first change of leadership after nearly four decades. Defense Minister Joao Lourenco will...
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August 25, 2017 - 7:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of Sweden's main opposition party has resigned after falling support in opinion polls. Anna Kinberg Batra, head of liberal Moderates, stepped down Friday, almost a year before Sweden's next general election, planned for Sept. 9. Critics say her shift to the right...
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