Government transitions

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and incoming Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez attend a meeting on security and national reconciliation, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mexico's incoming government says it does not plan to assume the role of "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. after Lopez Obrador is sworn in as president on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
November 25, 2018 - 6:23 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was...
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November 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday named Roberto Castello Branco, a pro-market reformer, as future chief executive of the country's state-controlled oil company, Petrobras. Castello Branco, a former member of Petrobras' board, has advocated privatizing the oil...
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November 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — In Madagascar, two former heads of state will compete in the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19. Andry Rajoelina, president of the transitional period of 2009 to 2014, won 39 percent of the vote and Marc Ravalomanana, president from 2002...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration." Fethullah Gulen (FEH'-too-lah goo-LEN') has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono...
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November 14, 2018 - 9:30 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's election officials say two former presidents are in a tight race with results in from 70 percent of the polling stations, indicating that a runoff election is likely in December. The national electoral commission on Wednesday announced that former...
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A Sri Lankan man walks past a banner carrying portraits of newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, his brother Gotabhaya and president Maithripla Sirisena, second left, outside the supreme courts complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. The banner reads" We welcome the leader who brought life to people" in Sinhalese. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 14, 2018 - 3:40 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by the hastily sworn-in and bitterly disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first time since the president dismissed his Cabinet and suspended the...
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Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, gives a thumbs up after voting in the presidential runoff election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Bolsonaro is running against leftist candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party. (AP Photo/Silvia izquierdo)
October 28, 2018 - 10:41 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The latest on Brazil's presidential runoff (all times local): 11:40 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is pledging to work with Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who won the presidency of Brazil on Sunday. The White House says Trump called Bolsonaro after his victory. White...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the president-elect of the Maldives interacts with his supporters during a gathering in Male, Maldives. The Maldives' top court has dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election results. The Election Commission had declared opposition alliance candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih the winner of the Sept. 23 election against President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
October 21, 2018 - 7:11 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date. A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn's sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts...
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador walks through supporters as he holds an event in Tepic, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The president-elect kicked off his nationwide tour with a new security group of 20 people who will rotate five at a time to accompany him everywhere, with the goal of allowing the incoming president to interact with voters without getting squashed. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
September 16, 2018 - 9:12 pm
TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes...
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