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President Donald Trump shows off the "VA Mission Act" during a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a Rose Garden...
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Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez steps out to meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before their meeting at the Moncloa palace in Madrid, Monday, June 4, 2018. Opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez won the vote last week to replace Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister, in the first ouster of a serving Spanish leader by parliament in four decades of democracy. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 06, 2018 - 1:53 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's new Socialist government announced Wednesday a female-dominated Cabinet, including women appointed to key positions overseeing the national economy, finance and defense. The new government includes 11 female ministers and five men, as well as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez who...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government is under mounting pressure to ease Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, but a Cabinet minister said Tuesday it would be wrong to impose change from London. "Personally, I want to see reform in Northern Ireland, but it is a matter for the people of...
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Protesters gather for a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Amman, early Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests in recent years, which are also seen as a potential challenge to his two-decade-old rule. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 05, 2018 - 7:59 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years. Cabinet member Omar Razzaz, a Harvard-educated former senior...
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Catalan President Quim Torra, center, poses with the members of the new government after the swearing in ceremony celebrated at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, June 2, 2018. The separatist leader of Catalonia says he will continue to push for secession after the end of a seven-month takeover by Spanish authorities following last year's failed breakaway bid. Quim Torra said after swearing in his Cabinet that "this government accepts the charge to continue forward with the mandate . to form an independent state." (Jordi Bedmar Pascual, Pool via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 8:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spanish political developments (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The separatist leader of Catalonia says he will continue to push for secession after the end of a seven-month takeover by Spanish authorities following last year's failed breakaway bid. Quim Torra said after...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte jokes to photographers as he holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president is gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticism of his human rights record. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
June 01, 2018 - 6:05 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president was gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticisms of his human rights record. Jonathan Miller, Asia correspondent for...
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May 30, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump named the chief of staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency on an acting basis on Wednesday while the president's nominee awaits Senate confirmation. The White House said Trump had designated Peter O'Rourke to serve as acting VA...
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Kim Yong Chol, foreground, a former military intelligence chief who is now North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's top official on inter-Korean relations, arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Kim Yong Chol was headed to New York for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Madoka Ikegami/Kyodo News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 9:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level mission to the United States in 18 years. Associated Press reporters...
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Flames of rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over Gaza Strip toward Israeli lands, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 30, 2018 - 4:44 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "after the resistance succeeded in...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:51 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalan President Quim Torra has appointed a Cabinet composed of members not being investigated in a judicial probe into last year's independence bid, paving the way for an end to the seven-month vacuum in the regional government. Spanish central authorities, who are managing...
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