FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planned to focus this month on promoting his policies to reshape the economy. Instead, he's encountered obstacles. The resignations of two popular Cabinet ministers, snags in a pending income tax system and anger over cuts in family and housing benefits...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Martin Selmayr, right, attends a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, center, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's official transparency watchdog on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 said the EU's executive Commission put public trust at risk by fast-tracking the appointment of Martin Selmayr. Selmayr, Juncker's former head of cabinet, was appointed Commission Secretary-General in February 2018 at a meeting that saw him promoted twice within minutes. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 7:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's official transparency watchdog said Tuesday that the EU's powerful executive Commission put public trust at risk by fast-tracking the appointment of a protege of its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to a top job. Martin Selmayr, Juncker's former head of Cabinet,...
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August 29, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday that...
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A voter cast his ballot at the Miami-Dade County Palm Springs North Fire Station, during the Florida primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 29, 2018 - 12:41 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Ann Kirkpatrick has won a seven-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally...
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Greek Presidential guards take part in the changing of the guard ceremony as tourists watch, in front of the Parliament, central Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
August 28, 2018 - 11:45 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Key members of the Greek government, including those involved in the country's creditor-mandated bailout program such as Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, have retained their positions in a cabinet reshuffle. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' new cabinet, announced Tuesday,...
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People hold up names of children as they gather to protest at the site of the former Tuam home for unmarried mothers in County Galway, during the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Survivors of one of Ireland's wretched mother and baby homes were to hold their own demonstration Sunday. The location is Tuam, site of a mass grave of hundreds of babies who died at a church-run home. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 10:17 am
LONDON (AP) — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church "should contribute substantially" to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children's remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, newly elected leader of the Liberal Party, Scott Morrison addresses media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Australia's new Prime Minister Morrison has announced a peace-making Cabinet that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor days ago and divided a government that lags in opinion polls. Prime Minister Morrison on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, returned rival Peter Dutton to the home affairs ministry. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new prime minister announced a peace-making Cabinet on Sunday that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor days ago and divided a government that lags in opinion polls. The fractured conservative coalition government...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 25, 2018 - 3:33 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's latest leader, Scott Morrison, spoke with President Donald Trump, organized his Cabinet and met drought-affected farmers on Saturday as the backlash continued over yet another prime minister selected by an internal party vote. A day after replacing Malcolm Turnbull...
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Australian former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sits in the back left seat in Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Dutton moved from the front row where Cabinet ministers sit to the back row after his bid to become prime minister failed on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 22, 2018 - 11:25 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's political leadership turmoil (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he'll quit Parliament if his party wants a leadership ballot. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he plans to hold a party meeting on Friday if a majority...
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Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, left, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, and Treasurer Scott Morrison address media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The two ministers declared their support for Turnbull remaining prime minister as another lawmaker prepares a leadership challenge. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 22, 2018 - 6:36 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawmaker said Wednesday that he was planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot, ensuring that Australia's political instability will continue. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to...
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