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This undated image released by the House Judiciary Committee from documents provided by Lev Parnas to the committee in the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump, shows a photo of Lev Parnas with Trump in Florida. Parnas, a close associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, repeated denials that he is acquainted with Parnas, despite numerous photos that have emerged of the two men together. (House Judiciary Committee via AP)

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Lev Parnas says he delivered an ultimatum in May, at Giuliani's behest, to the incoming...

Guatemala: Ex-economy minister sought on graft charges

Jan. 16, 2020 8:39 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister was declared a fugitive from justice Thursday, a day after he appeared in court to face corruption allegations. Chief anti-impunity prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval said Acisclo Valladares Urruela was not at his residence when authorities went there in the...

Alejandro Giammattei waves to the crowd accompanied by his daughter Ana Marcela after he was sworn-in as president of Guatemala at the National Theater in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Guatemala swears in Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala breaks off diplomatic relations with Venezuela

Jan. 16, 2020 6:49 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's new president announced Thursday that his government is breaking off diplomatic relations with Venezuela. Two days after his inauguration, President Alejandro Giammattei said he had ordered Guatemala's foreign secretary to recall the last person remaining in the country's...

Brazil inaugurates rebuilt Antarctic research base

Jan. 15, 2020 9:16 PM EST

Brazilian officials inaugurated the country's new Antarctica scientific base on King George Island Wednesday, nearly eight years after a deadly fire destroyed most of the previous compound. Speaking under a light snow at the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, Vice President Hamilton Mourão praised the...

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi, right, during his inauguration ceremony in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Nyusi has been sworn in for a second and final term after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)

Mozambique's Nyusi begins 2nd term amid violent challenges

Jan. 15, 2020 10:59 AM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in for a second and final term Wednesday after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. Nyusi, 60, won re-election in October with 73% of the vote, while the opposition alleged irregularities. The president of...

Alejandro Giammattei delivers his speech after being sworn-in as president of Guatemala at the National Theater in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, became Guatemala's new president, while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala swears in conservative Giammattei as president

Jan. 14, 2020 11:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations. The ceremony came after a five-hour delay and boisterous protests...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, speak during a ceremony for a dual natural gas line, TurkStream, connecting Russia and Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The presidents of Turkey and Russia inaugurated the dual natural gas line connecting their countries Wednesday, opening up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe and promising cooperation in trade and diplomacy. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Erdogan, Putin launch new gas line, vow Mideast diplomacy

Jan. 8, 2020 10:33 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia inaugurated the dual natural gas line connecting their countries Wednesday, opening up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe and promising cooperation in trade and diplomacy. The meeting in Istanbul between Turkish President Recep...

In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, charged Zuberi, a major donor to President Donald Trump's Inaugural Committee, with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Trump donor charged with obstructing inauguration inquiry

Jan. 7, 2020 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, recently pleaded guilty in a...

FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Gov. Newsom is wrapping up a first year highlighted by the bankruptcy of the country's largest utility, an escalating homelessness crisis and an intensifying feud with the Trump administration, along with record-low unemployment and a booming state economy producing a multi-billion-dollar surplus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year

Dec. 30, 2019 1:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy barely three weeks...

People watch a giant TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin, inside, riding a train across a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula in Taman, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo)

Putin opens railway bridge to Crimea

Dec. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is intended to...