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A man wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Analysts say that in recent months the pandemic has helped suck away the opposition’s scanty momentum and bolster Maduro’s already strong hand. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

US prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving

Aug. 14, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal prosecutor who has jailed some of Venezuela’s biggest crooks is stepping down, The Associated Press has learned, leaving a void that could dampen U.S. efforts to expose criminal activity in the South American country amid rising tensions with the Trump administration. Michael...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as he attends an open session at the parliament house in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's prime minister has warned his fellow citizens that their nation has handled the health challenges of the coronavirus well, but must pull together to overcome the tremendous damage done to the economy by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai leader says unity necessary to revive virus-hit economy

Aug. 13, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister, facing growing demands from students for change, warned Thursday that the nation must pull together to overcome the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a speech marking the appointment of a new team of financial specialists to his Cabinet,...

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink provides an update on the state's response to COVID-19 during a news conference, as Gov. Tim Walz listens Monday, April 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP, Pool)

Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic dispute

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate voted...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, right, hands over credentials to Namal Rajapaksa, elder son of prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after appointing him as the country's sports minister during a ceremony in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Sri Lanka's president swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his elder brothers and a nephew, after a landslide election victory last week. (AP Photo)

3 Rajapaksas sworn into new Sri Lanka Cabinet after election

Aug. 12, 2020 4:53 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his brothers and a nephew, after a landslide election victory last week. The 26 Cabinet members include Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also holds the finance, urban development...

Police patrol the beach on horseback at the Belgian seaside resort of Blankenberge, Belgium, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. A skirmish took place on the beach on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 which resulted in two coastal communities banning day trippers from the city. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension

Aug. 12, 2020 3:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It started as a Saturday trip to Belgium's coast, a chance to escape a heat wave and coronavirus restrictions for a while. As the tide came in, the beach got crowded. Someone complained about the music being too loud. The mood quickly turned ugly. Within minutes, dozens of people were...

Shachar Oren, 25, whistles during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The boisterous rallies against Netanyahu have brought out a new breed of first-time protesters -- young, middle-class Israelis who have little history of political activity but feel that Netanyahu’s scandal-plagued rule and his handling of the coronavirus crisis have robbed them of their futures. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Aug. 12, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: “I’ve never done this before.” The boisterous rallies have brought out a new breed of...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a news conference in Essex Junction, Vt. Scott is running for reelection as governor of Vermont. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

Zuckerman to face incumbent Scott in Vermont governor's race

Aug. 11, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday and now faces incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, whose handling of the state's coronavirus pandemic has been been widely praised. Zuckerman defeated former education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe and two lesser known Democratic...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, says he has donated plasma to help other virus patients recover. Stitt said in a statement Tuesday, Aug. 11th that he made the donation recently at an Oklahoma Blood Institute center in Enid. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma governor donates plasma after coronavirus recovery

Aug. 11, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several members of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's staff, along with five state lawmakers, have recovered from the coronavirus and have agreed to donate plasma to help other virus patients recover, Stitt's office announced on Tuesday. The governor's office announced in a press release that...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Keith Rowley addresses the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters. Preliminary election results from an Aug. 10, 2020 vote shows Rowley appearing to have secured re-election, however, the opposition United National Congress has demanded a recount. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Incumbent party leads Trinidad & Tobago general election

Aug. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley appears to have secured reelection with preliminary election results Tuesday showing his party winning a 22-19 parliamentary victory in the energy-rich Caribbean nation mired in a recession. The preliminary results from Monday's...

Hawaii governor appoints new directors as labor head resigns

Aug. 11, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's governor has announced the appointment of two new state cabinet members, including a replacement for a department director who submitted his resignation after a two-month leave. Democratic Gov. David Ige said Monday he appointed a new interim director of the state Department of...