Supreme Court keeps hold on federal executions; 2 were scheduled for next week and 2 more in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court keeps hold on federal executions; 2 were scheduled for next week and 2 more in January.
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s prime minister says he is resigning after he lost support from a coalition partner.
Iraq’s prime minister says he will submit his official resignation to Parliament following day of bloodshed
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says he will submit his official resignation to Parliament following day of bloodshed .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules out new trial for man convicted in “Serial” podcast murder case.
Australia’s highest court agrees to hear appeal from the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court agrees to hear appeal from the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military chief says President Evo Morales should resign so that stability can be restored.
Japan’s justice minister resigns over election campaign fraud allegations, a 2nd Cabinet minister quitting within a week
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister resigns over election campaign fraud allegations, a 2nd Cabinet minister quitting within a week.
ROME (AP) — Buoyed by a far-right ally, Matteo Salvini's euroskeptic League party triumphed in voting in an Italian region where the left had held power for some 50 years, dealing a humiliating...
WASHINGTON (AP) — US federal budget deficit soars to $984 billion, highest level in 7 years.
Pakistani court orders convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif released on bail so he can seek medical treatment
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani court orders convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif released on bail so he can seek medical treatment.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Netanyahu returns mandate to Israel's president after failing to form coalition government.
Lebanon’s prime minister announces sweeping economic reforms after days of massive protests demanding gov’t resignation
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister announces sweeping economic reforms after days of massive protests demanding gov't resignation.
Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont.
Spain’s Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition.
House Democrats subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office for documents on delay of military aid to Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office for documents on delay of military aid to Ukraine.
LONDON (AP) — Downing St. says Boris Johnson will not resign as prime minister in wake of Supreme Court ruling.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says government will respect Supreme Court ruling that parliament suspension was illegal
NEW YORK (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says government will respect Supreme Court ruling that parliament suspension was illegal.
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their position...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says.
ROME (AP) — A verdict is expected within hours for Rome's mayor, on trial in the Italian capital for allegedly lying about a City Hall hire.
Testimony wrapped up on Friday in the trial of Virginia Raggi from the populist 5-Star Movement, which is also the main coalition party in the national government.
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TOKYO (AP) — The minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Tuesday that national government spending on the event is billions less than a recent national government audit showed.
Tracking Olympic costs is difficult with many murky areas and disputes about what are — and what are not — Olympic expenditures. It gets particularly difficult as deadlines near, late spending is needed and budgets shift.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her coalition to get its act together quickly.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local):
Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center-left partners in the national government.
BERLIN (AP) — The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as the central state of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend.
Sunday's election has become an important test for Germany's governing parties. It may help determine whether Merkel's unhappy federal coalition in Berlin has a long-term future, and even how much longer Germany's leader of the past 13 years can carry on at the helm of the European Union's largest economy.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans' confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria's state election added to tensions in the alliance.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government.
The Christian Social Union took 37.2 percent of the vote, down from 47.7 percent five years ago. It was the party's worst performance since 1950 in a state vote in Bavaria, which it has traditionally dominated.
BERLIN (AP) — This weekend's state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel's struggling national government.
TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut.
A report just released by the national government's Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare the games, and the final number could go even higher.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California climate policy (all times local):
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he hopes a law he's signed moving California toward eliminating fossil fuels for electricity will serve as a model for other state and national governments.
Brown is hosting a summit in San Francisco starting Wednesday that he hopes will "wake up the national leaders" on the need to confront climate change.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq urged its political leaders on Wednesday to listen to the people and seize the opportunity to form "a patriotic, inclusive and non-sectarian national government" that will use the country's vast resources including oil to benefit all Iraqis.
MADRID (AP) — Fervent Catalan secessionist Quim Torra was sworn in Thursday as the restive Spanish region's new leader, with his demands for an independent Catalonia set to prolong a standoff with Spain's national government.
Torra formally took office at a ceremony in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. He was elected by the Catalan parliament's secessionist lawmakers on Monday.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Wednesday urged Catalonia's leaders to back down from their bid to gain independence for the region, a day before a central government deadline that could significantly deepen the country's political crisis.
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Catalonia intend to ensure that a disputed referendum on independence from Spain will take place peacefully on Sunday despite a crackdown on the vote by the national government, the region's interior chief said Thursday.
Minister Joaquin Forn said that Catalan officials are determined to proceed with Sunday's vote for the region of 7.5 million people in northeastern Spain even though the central government in Madrid says referendum is illegal and can't happen.