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South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm

Feb. 20, 2019 8:56 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts. Delivering the 2019 budget to parliament, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the loan would help Eskom provide a...

Budget carrier FlyDubai ends 2018 with $43.5M loss

Feb. 20, 2019 4:41 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government-owned budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday its revenues increased to $1.7 billion in 2018, though the airline ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million. The airline that flies out of both Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central's Al...

NY Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

Feb. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up. Under current law, while all passengers in the front seat must wear seat belts, only passengers younger than 16 are required to wear a restraint when...

Latest: California sues Trump over emergency declaration

Feb. 19, 2019 4:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

Feb. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview with reporters...

Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

Feb. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation. Twice in less than a year, separatist lawmakers from Catalonia have played the role of king slayer, with their votes in the national Parliament...

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Feb. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff...

Spain to get 3rd gov't in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

Feb. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election. Sanchez's eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to get...

Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

Feb. 14, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared Congress on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill and then declare a national emergency to try to shift money to...