National governments

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn, listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 20, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Monday, May 20, 2019, to attend a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a "crazy" decision that his lawyers would appeal. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward. All nine justices agreed that the case should go back to a lower court for further...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child. Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo says in a decision dated Thursday the parents of Peter Zhu haven't decided...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the Freedom Party spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 20, 2019 - 12:51 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday he is seeking the removal of the country's interior minister over a video scandal that has rocked the Alpine nation in recent days. The move, which must be approved by Austria's president, is expected to trigger a walk-out of Interior...
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Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds his supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Zelenskiy overwhelming won the presidential election last month, beating incumbent Petro Poroshenko. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 20, 2019 - 10:07 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 6 p.m. Ukraine's prime minister says he will resign in a largely symbolic move that comes hours after the newly-sworn President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's decision to disband the parliament and call snap elections. Prime Minister...
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May 20, 2019 - 9:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling for a California museum in a dispute over ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis in World War II. The high court on Monday declined to get involved in the case, leaving in place lower court rulings. A...
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Catalan politicians Josep Rull, left, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, right, leave after collecting their credentials at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 20, 2019. The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament in April 28 elections have been escorted by police to pick up their official credentials. The five, along with other defendants, are being held in pre-trial jail. They face several years in prison if found guilty of rebellion. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 20, 2019 - 6:12 am
MADRID (AP) — The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month picked up their official credentials under police escort on Monday. The Supreme Court allowed the five to get their credentials and to also attend the...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 20, 2019 - 3:38 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory. The coalition was returned to power in a...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 19, 2019 - 10:10 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority. With 76 seats needed for majority rule, figures from the Australian Electoral Commission on...
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