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Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

Oct. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and construction material. Late Sunday, President Lenín...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was "too early to say if it is...

Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protests

Oct. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.  Under the agreement announced just before 10...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in the...

APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found. A state...

UN chief orders travel, meetings, heat cut over cash crisis

Oct. 11, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Meetings canceled. Escalators stopped. Official travel limited. U.N. documents delayed. Air conditioning and heating reduced. Limits on interpretation to the U.N.'s six official languages. And the fountain outside U.N. headquarters paid for by U.S. school children and opened in 1952...

Malaysia offers incentives to boost growth in 2020 budget

Oct. 11, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government offered incentives to attract investment and wide-ranging financial goodies for ethnic Malays and the poor but hiked taxes for the rich in a smaller national budget for 2020 seen as appeasing critics in its second year of power. The budget, unveiled in...

UN chief says UN facing worst cash crisis in nearly 10 years

Oct. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the United Nations is facing its "worst cash crisis" in nearly a decade because 64 of its 193 members have not paid their annual dues — including the United States, its largest contributor. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...