Latest United States government transition News

Israel's Netanyahu lashes out as end of his era draws near

Jun. 11, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In what appear to be the final days of his historic 12-year rule, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not leaving the political stage quietly. The longtime leader is accusing his opponents of betraying their voters, and some have needed special...

Iran debate puts problems on one man: the outgoing president

Jun. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seven presidential candidates on Tuesday put all the problems of the Islamic Republic squarely on the shoulders of the one man who wasn't there to defend himself: Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani. After a raucous first debate, the aspirants...

Bennett, Netanyahu's former protege, poised to succeed him

Jun. 03, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — For months, Naftali Bennett vexed Israel's political establishment by refusing to say whether he and his Yamina party would get behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now the 49-year-old tech millionaire and former Netanyahu protege is poised to become his...

Mali’s transitional president resigns while in detention

May. 26, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president and prime minister will be released from detention gradually after resigning in the presence of international arbitrators who are in the West African nation to mediate the political crisis, the adviser to the military authority who...

World Bank allocates $2 billion to fund projects in Sudan

May. 24, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The World Bank said Monday it has allocated $2 billion to cash-stripped Sudan as the transitional government has struggled to address the county’s decades-long economic woes. The funds would be used to finance big infrastructure projects along with others...

Senior US diplomat in Libya to support interim government

May. 18, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top American diplomat arrived Tuesday in Libya's capital, marking the first visit by a senior U.S. official since the U.N.-backed election of an interim government in February. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood...

Barletta to enter Pennsylvania's GOP stakes for governor

May. 17, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the Republican Party's Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor's race that Republicans have won every...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

Apr. 15, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Thursday that Lebanese politicians who continue to block reforms in the crisis-hit country could face punitive actions by Washington and its allies. U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale did not...

US urges Lebanese leaders to break political impasse

Apr. 14, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.S. official on Wednesday berated Lebanese politicians for fighting over the formation of a new government for months while millions endure mounting economic hardship. David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, said America...