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Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption

Apr. 18, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's deputy transport minister has been placed under investigation in a corruption probe, becoming the latest political pawn in Italy's uneasy ruling coalition between the right-wing, anti-migrant League party and the populist 5-Star Movement. League member Armando Siri "categorically...

Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

Apr. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke....

Sudan's protesters voice optimism after talks with army

Apr. 15, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Monday welcomed the "positive steps" taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners. The praise came despite a brief incident earlier Monday in which activists said soldiers attempted...

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking...

The Latest: Populist party amazed by Finland election result

Apr. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The chairman of the populist Finns Party says he was truly surprised at how his party performed in Finland's parliamentary election. A complete count of votes from Sunday's election had the euroskeptic party...

New ruling Sudan military council promises civilian Cabinet

Apr. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new ruling military council announced Sunday that it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet but not a president to help govern the country following the coup that removed longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. An army spokesman, Lt. Gen. Shamseldin Kibashi, also said in televised...

Biden to campaign as extension of Obama's political movement

Apr. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign that would cast him as an extension of Barack Obama's presidency and political movement. He's betting that the majority of Democratic voters are eager to return to the style and substance of that era — and that...

The Latest: Sudanese want 'immediate' move to civilian rule

Apr. 14, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power last week (all times local): 11 a.m. Organizers of the protests in Sudan that forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power are calling on the military to "immediately and...

Sudanese army holds 1st meeting with protesters since coup

Apr. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese political parties and movements behind nearly four months of anti-government protests met with the country's military on Saturday, activists and the military said, holding the first talks since the army forced President Omar al-Bashir from power two days ago. The meeting came after...

Labor reform passes Mexican congress, draws Ivanka praise

Apr. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA...