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From left, Director of the Liaison Office and National Security Adviser to the Committee for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Luo Huining, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, former Hong Kong Chief Executives Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying and head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Zheng Yanxiong attend an opening ceremony for the China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. China's new national security office in Hong Kong got off to an early start on Wednesday with an official opening amidst heavy police presence. The new Chinese office in Hong Kong has taken over the Metropark Hotel, owned by the China Travel Service, in the now fashionable neighborhood of Tai Hang, close to Causeway Bay. (Hong Kong Government Information Services via AP)

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

Jul. 8, 2020 1:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as a further deterioration of freedoms promised to the former British colony. The inauguration came...

Malawi's new president urges all to root out corruption

Jul. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated Monday in a small ceremony, following a last-minute change from a stadium event in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of a ceremony at the 40,000-seat stadium, about 100 people...

Greece's prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis wearing a helmet and plastic glasses stands at the old airport as bulldozers demolish an abandoned building in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2020. Mitsotakis inaugurated the start of construction work on a long-delayed major development project at the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport. The development of the 620-hectare (1,500-acre) Hellenikon site was a key element of the privatization drive that was part of Greece's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece: Construction begins on major development project

Jul. 3, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister on Friday inaugurated the start of construction work on a long-delayed major development project at the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport. Kyriakos Mitsotakis hailed the start of work as a major step in the implementation of what he described...

Malawi's newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera greets supporters after being sworn in in Lilongwe, Malawi, Sunday, June 28 2020. Chakwera is Malawi’s sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has resulted in the defeat of an incumbent leader. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Lazarus Chakwera inaugurated as Malawi's new president

Jun. 28, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as Malawi's new president Sunday after the announcement the previous night that he had won the southern African country's rerun elections. Chakwera is Malawi's sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a...

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara arrives before former FBI director James Comey testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bharara had a snickering response to news that his successor as top federal prosecutor was “stepping down” from the job. “Doesn't sound like ‘stepping down,’” Bharara tweeted soon after the announcement was made Friday, June 19, 2020, that Geoffrey S. Berman was out.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Under Trump, 'You're fired!' even greets federal prosecutors

Jun. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had a snickering response to news that his successor as top federal prosecutor was “stepping down” from the job. “Doesn't sound like ‘stepping down,’” Bharara tweeted soon after the announcement was made...

Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye holds the national flag after his inauguration in Gitega, Burundi Thursday, June 18, 2020. President Evariste Ndayishimiye took power two months early after the abrupt death of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

New Burundi leader talks up rights but rejects 'outsiders'

Jun. 18, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's new president upon his swearing-in Thursday declared that his rule will respect human rights but he warned that “outsiders should not dictate what to do.” President Evariste Ndayishimiye took power two months early after the abrupt death of his predecessor,...

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Trump's disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

May. 23, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was the White House calling to say President Donald Trump wanted to talk. The president congratulated Washington's mayor on $876 million in federal coronavirus relief going to...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, walks ahead of Vice-President Lai Ching-te, left of her, as they attend an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Tsai was inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China on the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan President Tsai calls for stability in China relations

May. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for stability in relations with China in her inaugural address Wednesday but said she would not accept Beijing’s political terms that would “downgrade Taiwan and undermine the cross-strait status quo.” Reelected by a...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has been inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China

May. 19, 2020 9:20 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has been inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China.