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FILE - In this Wednesday April 3, 2019 file photo, Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the media at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could cause the government to fall. Zeman is ready to appoint former foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek, the country’s new culture minister, Zeman’s spokesman says on Wednesdsay, Aug. 21. Zeman rejected since May the original candidate proposed by the junior coalition party, the Social Democrats. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber, file)
August 21, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused the government to fall. President Milos Zeman is ready to appoint former Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek as the country's new culture minister, his...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with military honors for a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 7 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it may be possible to remove the key hurdle standing in the way of an orderly British departure from the European Union before the Oct. 31 exit date. Merkel told...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 21, 2019 - 11:58 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences. Speaking after Wednesday's talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Putin said "it's important that both protesters and law enforcement agencies observe...
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Protesters with banners calling on Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to quit over allegations that his deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against defiant judges in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The deputy, Lukasz Piebiak, has resigned over the allegations but said they were libel that he will take to court. The banner reads "Ziobro Must Go". (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 21, 2019 - 8:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish judges on Wednesday urged lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations. The judges of the independent Iustitia association also demanded that...
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FILE - In this June 11 2004, file photo, supporters of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) display an old South African flag, second from left, an old Afrikaner "Vierkleur" flag and swastika-like flags as they await the release of their leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche from prison in Potchefstroom, South Africa where he was granted parole after serving three years of an effective five year sentence for the 1996 attempted murder of a black security guard. South Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the old apartheid-era flag in a ruling issued Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019, that it's gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. (AP Photo, FILE)
August 21, 2019 - 8:16 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. Judge Phineas Mojapelo said the ruling was not a complete ban, saying use of the flag is...
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Italian Deputy-Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, arrives for a meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Italy could see elections as early as this fall after Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned amid the collapse of the 14-month-old populist government. Matteo Salvini's right-wing League party sought a no-confidence vote against Conte earlier this month, a stunningly bold move for the government's junior coalition partner. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 8:15 am
ROME (AP) — Some Italian political leaders are trying for a deal to keep at bay elections and right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini, who's rising in popularity. The maneuvering Wednesday comes a day after Giuseppe Conte resigned as premier, blaming Salvini's break with the populist coalition in a...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, gestures as he talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting to discuss the world's major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G-7 summit this weekend fresh off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, hoping to maintain his image as a global mediator at a time of deep political and economic insecurity in the world and despite President Donald Trump's open disdain for...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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August 21, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, as she heads to a briefing on election security. National money is already flowing into Maine’s 2020 Senate race, offering the latest indicator that incumbent Collins faces a stiff reelection fight. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 21, 2019 - 5:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, pauses as his wife, Cindy McCain, looks at him on stage after giving his victory speech as he announces his win over Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, in Phoenix. The family of the late Sen. John McCain says they want to build a library on land donated by Arizona State University to house his archives and provide a “gathering place” for respectful dialogue. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 21, 2019 - 4:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres (11 hectares), is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and...
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