National governments

President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The court case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn isn't over yet. Flynn had been expected to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Instead, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the retired general...
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President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army...
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President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia during the presidential transition, arrives with his wife Lori Andrade, for his sentencing at the U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Judge Emmet Sullivan is throwing another wrench into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's plans. Just hours after delaying Flynn's sentencing,...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018, file photograph, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado's anti-discrimination law in Lakewood, Colo. Attorneys for Philliups are in federal court in Denver Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to seek to overturn a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling that the baker discriminated against a transgender person by refusing to make a cake to mark the person's transition from male to female. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender...
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A TV monitor inside the Greek paliament shows the speech of Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliament session in Athens on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Greek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country's draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 18, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved the heavily indebted country's budget for 2019 late Tuesday, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program. The budget lawmakers passed with a 154-143 vote still is heavy on austerity measures to ensure Greece registers a hefty surplus,...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must be dismissed because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to Supreme Court justices. That's the outcome many ethics experts...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his resignation in address at parliament, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and says he will notify the king. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE)
December 18, 2018 - 1:40 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for the U.N. global compact on migration. Michel told Belgian lawmakers Tuesday that "I am taking the decision to offer my resignation. I...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Border Patrol detain Honduran migrants after they walked onto U.S. territory from Tijuana, Mexico. Federal judges in California have challenged more of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. Their decision in Sept. 2018 to no longer accept pleas at initial appearances led to the dismissal of many cases because the government deported defendants before they could return to court. The judges' stance is another example of how the judiciary, in ways large and small, has put the brakes on some of the administration's efforts to curb immigration. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
December 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo quickly concluded that none of the migrants...
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December 18, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A German court has convicted a man of unauthorized dealing in firearms over the sale in 2016 of weapons that he advertised as being usable to "shoot down asylum-seekers." The Berlin state court sentenced the 35-year-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes watches as Joe D'Alessandro, Election Planning and Development Director, speaks to members of the media after a hand recount in Lauderhill, Fla. Snipes, a former Florida elections official is asking a federal judge to reinstate her after she was removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott. Snipes filed a lengthy federal lawsuit on Monday, Dec. 17, against Scott and Senate President Bill Galvano. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 18, 2018 - 9:05 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida elections official is asking a federal judge to reinstate her after she was removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott. Embattled Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes filed a lengthy federal lawsuit on Monday against Scott and Senate President Bill...
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