Government transitions

A U.S. amphibious hovercraft departs with evacuees from Janzur, west of Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, April 7, 2019. The United States says it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to deteriorating security conditions. The pullout comes as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias. A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years helping local forces combat Islamic State and al-Qaida militants and protecting diplomatic facilities. (AP Photo/Mohammed Omar Aburas)
April 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak U.N.-backed government. The battle for Tripoli could ignite civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled...
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In this Jan. 1, 2019 photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, shakes hands with Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez, during a swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Velez Rodriguez said on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that he will have school books revised to refer to the 1964 military coup as a “democratic regime by force.” (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools. Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez...
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In this image from state TV broadcaster ENTV, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sitting in wheelchair, views the document as he presents his resignation to president of Constitutional Council Tayeb Belaiz, during a meeting Tuesday April 2, 2019. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down on Tuesday after 20 years in office, following six weeks of massive nationwide public protests aimed at pushing him and his much-criticized inner circle from power in the gas-rich nation. (ENTV via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 9:29 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's Constitutional Council met Wednesday to confirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation, as rattled international partners watch closely to see what's next for this gas-rich country and key player in the global fight against terrorism. Algerians woke to a new...
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Algerian demonstrators stage a protest in Algiers, Algeria, April 2, 2019. Algerian protesters and political leaders are expressing concerns that ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's departure will leave the country's secretive, distrusted power structure in place. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on political upheaval in Algeria (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A crowd of Algerians is celebrating President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after 20 years in power and weeks of mass protests. Several hundred people gathered in front of the central post office...
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March 30, 2019 - 1:28 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right Estonian populist party now in talks to form a government in the small Baltic nation has listed its chairman as the party's top candidate in the European Union parliament election in May. The Estonian Conservative People's Party said Saturday that Mart Helme, 69, was...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sits in a wheelchair after taking oath as President, in Algiers. Algeria's powerful army chief said Tuesday March 26, 2019 that he wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office, after more than a month of mass protests against the ailing leader's long rule. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:30 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ruling coalition party has called for the resignation of ailing, 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The RND party's secretary general and former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia said in a statement Wednesday it "recommends" Bouteflika's resignation in order to...
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Workers load campaign billboards displayed on roadsides to promote candidates for a general election onto a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The results of Sunday's general election will be formally announced on May 9. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 27, 2019 - 6:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said Wednesday that they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government. The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote,...
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Crimeia Alice Schmidt de Almeida attends a women's seminar at Sao Paulo's municipal chamber on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Almeida was detained by the Brazilian army in 1972 when she was 8-months pregnant and a tortured. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has asked the defense ministry to organize commemorations of the country's two decade-long military dictatorship that began on March 31, 1964. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
March 27, 2019 - 12:15 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The junta-appointed Election Commission announced the results of 350 constituency races but said full vote counts, which are needed to allocate 150 other seats in the House of Representatives, won't be available until Friday after apparent counting problems. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 25, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup. One outcome: many accusations of cheating in...
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March 25, 2019 - 6:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A military backed party says it won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, based on unofficial results, and will try to form a government. That comes after a rival party...
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