Cabinet appointments and nominations

May 03, 2019 - 11:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are to meet next week, just days after they sparred over the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting on the sidelines of an Arctic Council session in Rovaniemi, Finland — confirmed Friday by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov —...
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In this photo taken on Monday, April 29, 2019, Mart Helme, head of the Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, gestures while speaking during the presentation of the new government in Tallinn, Estonia. Mart Helme and his son, Finance Minister Martin Helme, were caught Monday by photographers at the ceremony making fingers gestures with their thumb and index finger to resemble a white supremacy sign. Mart Helme hasn't commented the gestures. (Liis Treimann/Aripaev via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 5:11 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The new interior minister of Estonia on Thursday called the country's first female president an "emotionally heated woman" for walking out during the swearing-in of a Cabinet minister accused of domestic violence. Mart Helme made the sexist remark at a news conference where he also...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event on the rule of law in Washington. Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. It's effective May 11. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 29, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation and condemn decisions made before he took the job. Rosenstein...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. A U.S. official says the Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2019 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency said Thursday it has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. The decision by the Defense Department inspector...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says it will provide Congress with a second version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report that has fewer redactions in the coming two...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. Also pictured is Wounded Warrior Project CEO Michael Linnington, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday and has said he is redacting four types of information from the report. Congressional Democrats are demanding to see the whole document and its evidence. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 17, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...
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Sudanese demonstrators march with national flags as they gather during a rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy, outside the army headquarters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after almost four months of protests calling for an end to his nearly 30-year rule. (AP Photo)
April 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese protest movement on Monday welcomed the "positive steps" taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners. The praise came despite a brief incident earlier Monday where activists said...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Kim was elected chairman of the State Affairs Commission, and a new premier was chosen by the government's parliament, the Korean Central News Agency reports. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
April 11, 2019 - 8:42 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's parliament has re-elected the country's leader Kim Jong Un as chairman of the State Affairs Commission and chosen a new premier. The Korean Central News Agency reported the first session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly chose Kim Jong Un for the post...
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