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Official in Austria quits over poem comparing migrants, rats

Apr. 23, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor said Tuesday that a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said Christian Schilcher will leave the...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence

Apr. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's president has chosen an economist to replace the prime minister following growing violence by ethnic militias in the country's center. Boubou Cisse, the 45-year-old finance minister, is seen as a close ally of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Cisse's appointment was the sixth...

The Latest: Ukraine's routed leader vows to reclaim office

Apr. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy's projected landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election. President Petro Poroshenko was...

Mayor charged with pointing gun at minors in park steps down

Apr. 19, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in Pennsylvania is stepping down after being charged with pointing a gun at kids in a park. The lawyer for Derry Mayor Kevin Gross said Friday that he has resigned less than a week after being accused of pointing the gun. The 38-year-old mayor turned over more...

Mali's prime minister resigns amid criticism over insecurity

Apr. 19, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's prime minister has resigned after pressure over growing insecurity in the West African nation including a recent massacre. The president's office announced Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga's resignation late Thursday and said a new government will be set up after consultation with "all...

A beleaguered Trump feared 'the end of my presidency'

Apr. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...

Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

Apr. 18, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it. His months-long effort pushed the boundaries of presidential powers and the law, revealing a commander in chief consumed by self-interest...

What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts

Apr. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence that his team uncovered during the Russia probe that shadowed Trump's presidency didn't rise to the level of...

Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

Apr. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party. Tudorel Toader says in a statement Thursday he decided to present his resignation to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila despite declaring hours earlier that he would stay...