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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 1995 file photo, Diogo Freitas do Amaral, the incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly, gavels the assembly into session at UN Headquarters. Diogo Freitas do Amaral, a Portuguese conservative politician who played a leading role in cementing democracy after the country's 1974 Carnation Revolution and later became president of the United Nations General Assembly, has died it was announced Thursday, Oct. 3 2019. He was 78.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)
October 03, 2019 - 9:00 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Diogo Freitas do Amaral, a conservative politician who played a leading role in cementing democracy after Portugal’s 1974 Carnation Revolution and later became president of the U.N. General Assembly, has died. He was 78. The government announced his death Thursday without...
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European Commissioner nominated for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Laszlo Trocssnyi, left, is welcomed by European Parliament President David Sassoli before their meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 10:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers flexed their political muscle Monday, rejecting for a second time Hungary and Romania's nominees for two of the bloc's top posts amid concerns over possible conflicts of interest. The EU parliament's legal committee refused last week to recommend that Rovana...
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Former Austrian chancellor and top candidate of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz talks to his supporters in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 29, 2019 - 1:46 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called following the collapse of his government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. Kurz's party was expected to get 37.1% of the vote...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 26, 2019 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government amid political deadlock that emerged from this month's repeat elections, which had no clear winner. He now has up to six weeks to attempt to resolve the...
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Karl Nehammer Secretary General of Austrian People's Party, OEVP, presents a poster of the conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, with former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz for the upcoming Austrian national elections in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Austrian elections will held on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The poster's main slogan reads: 'His opponents say Kurz has to go - But you decide'. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 26, 2019 - 6:26 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. The 33-year-old conservative is strongly favored to return to power, but it is...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2019, file photo, debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya. The government of Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has been battling for months to keep control of the capital of Tripoli amid an offensive by forces aligned with a rival authority based in the country’s eastern portion. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)
September 25, 2019 - 7:17 pm
Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj represented only part of the country when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. His government has been battling for months to keep control of the capital, Tripoli, amid an offensive by forces aligned with a rival authority based in the country's...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. British lawmakers returned to the House of Commons on Wednesday, venting their pent-up anger over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's failed attempt to suspend Parliament and warning that democracy itself is under threat from the government. (House of Commons via AP)
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September 25, 2019 - 4:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. Amid...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, left, Esther Hayut, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a memorial service for former President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Israel's two largest political parties are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government between them, after last week's deadlocked national elections. The Sept. 23 meeting comes a day after Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the rival Likud party held their first meeting since the polling.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
Associated Press
September 24, 2019 - 2:06 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Negotiators for Israel's two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, part of a long-shot effort to break the political deadlock following last week's national elections. The meeting between party representatives came a day after Blue...
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Members of the Joint List Ayman Odeh, center, speaks to the press in the presence of Ahmad Tibi, right, and Mansour Abbas following their consulting meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament broke with tradition Sunday and endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving the former military chief an edge for the job over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic endorsement highlighted the first day of...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressees his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 3:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the...
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