Government transitions

Protesters celebrate in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 3:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted...
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The EU and Union Flags at the arrivals area during an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders meet Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 11, 2019 - 12:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early...
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Algerian police forces use a water cannon as students demonstrate in Algiers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Algerian police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a group of students protesting in the country's capital, less than an hour after the country's parliament chose an interim leader. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algerian protest (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Algeria's new interim leader has vowed to quickly put in place an independent body to lay the groundwork for elections within the 90 days of his tenure. Abdelkader Bensalah was appointed interim president Tuesday to...
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A protester holds up a police shield at a rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country's capital Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, activists said. Thousands had rallied in front of the...
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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 - 8:58 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 - 7:02 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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A crowd celebrates after ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after 20 years in power, Tuesday April 2, 2019 in Algiers. Bouteflika quit in a statement read on national television after the country's Defense Ministry aggressively called for Bouteflika to "immediately" vacate the office he held for two decades. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
April 03, 2019 - 5:04 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is facing a new era after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation — and questions about who's in charge and what happens next for this gas-rich country and key ally to the West in fighting terrorism. Algeria's 12-member Constitutional Council is expected to meet...
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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 - 3:43 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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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 - 11:42 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's long-awaited announcement of his departure has fallen flat, as protesters and opposition figures say it doesn't go far enough to satisfy demands for dramatic change to the country's secretive power structure. Bouteflika bowed to...
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March 30, 2019 - 12:28 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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