National governments

June 12, 2018 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are ridding a key spending bill of controversial environmental provisions opposed by Democrats. The move is aimed at avoiding the annual year-end budget pileup. The move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski extends an olive branch to Democrats and could allow the first floor...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores, in New York. The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce in court Tuesday, June 12, 2018 his decision in the biggest antitrust trial in years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 12, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce in court Tuesday his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Ohio’s method of removing people from voter rolls appears unlikely to have a ripple effect. Ohio followed the most aggressive path among states that have laws targeting inactive voters. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive...
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Andreas Vosskuhle, fourth from right, President of the German constitutional court announced the decision of Germany’s highest court to upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, in Karlsruhe, Germany, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/Sebastian Gollnow, Pool)
June 12, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, throwing out a complaint by teachers who were disciplined for taking part in walkouts. The country's roughly 1.85 million civil servants enjoy privileges such as favorable health insurance conditions and unusually...
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June 12, 2018 - 6:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's verdict sentencing the husband of Princess Cristina to almost six years behind bars, though it reduced his sentence by five months. The court ruled on an appeal Tuesday that Inaki Urdangarin, King Felipe VI's brother-in-law, is guilty...
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FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump's hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday, June 11. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:41 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo, paid signature gatherer John Ellard, right, gives thumbs-up as two men stop to sign petitions to put on the November ballot a referendum on Seattle's head tax, in Seattle. Seattle city leaders say they'll work to repeal the tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy, and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 11, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders said Monday that they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis...
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 1, 2018 the rescue vessel Aquarius ship approaches the Pozzallo harbor, Southern Italy. Spain stepped up Monday, June 11, 2018 and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. Italy and Malta quickly thanked Spain's new Socialist prime minister for the offer to receive aid group SOS Mediterranee's ship at the port of Valencia. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 11, 2018 - 7:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports. The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated...
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June 11, 2018 - 5:03 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Abu Dhabi of "discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens" amid a yearlong boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. An Emirati minister dismissed...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2015, photo, fans watch what they can of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs on a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued in 2015, arguing in part that a video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a revenue-sharing agreement (AP Photo/Andrew Seligman, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that a right-field video board...
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