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Hawaii governor decries death threats over telescope

Sep. 13, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige said Friday he and other state employees received death threats amid the heated debate over building a giant telescope on the state's highest peak. Ige disclosed the threats as he and his cabinet members held a news conference asking people on all sides of the issue to be...

Japan's leader taps new Cabinet ministers to freshen image

Sep. 11, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday, adding two women and the son of a former leader to freshen his image but maintaining continuity on U.S.-oriented trade and security policies. Abe, the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's postwar history, kept key...

Thai Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report

Sep. 10, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A member of Thailand's Cabinet said Tuesday that an Australian newspaper report that he was imprisoned there for four years on a drug smuggling conviction was concocted by his political enemies, and he has no plans to resign. Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao was responding to a...

South Sudan opposition leader makes return visit to capital

Sep. 9, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Monday to meet with President Salva Kiir and held talks in preparation for the formation of a coalition government in November. The two men shook hands and said goodnight after an afternoon of discussions at State House, the...

Sudan's Cabinet sworn in, 1st since al-Bashir's ouster

Sep. 8, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has sworn in its first Cabinet since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April following mass pro-democracy protests. The new members include Sudan's first woman foreign minister, Asmaa Abdalla, and a former World Bank economist as finance minister. The Cabinet is...

Israeli PM's office airbrushes Netanyahu's 'Yeltsin' gaffe

Sep. 8, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has released a video that clumsily tries to edit out a gaffe where he calls the British prime minister the wrong name. Netanyahu misspoke at Sunday's weekly Cabinet meeting, referring to his British counterpart Boris Johnson as Boris...

Ex-UK minister says Johnson not trying to get a Brexit deal

Sep. 8, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson's insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said "there is no evidence of a deal....

In new blow, Cabinet minister quits Boris Johnson government

Sep. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a new blow Saturday when a Cabinet minister resigned, saying she did not believe Johnson was sincere about getting a Brexit deal with the European Union. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said in a letter to the prime minister that...

AU lifts Sudan suspension saying it created civilian gov't

Sep. 6, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The African Union said Friday it lifted Sudan's suspension because it established a civilian-led transitional government following the military's ouster of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in April. The move came a day after Sudan's newly appointed prime minister formed a new Cabinet, part...

Kansas' Pompeo could swing Senate race, but will he run?

Sep. 6, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't address speculation that he might run for the Senate in Kansas during a Friday college lecture in his home state, though some who attended left convinced it's still possible. Pompeo focused his speech at Kansas State University on arguing...