Latest United States government transition News

Inside Bolton's exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

Sep. 11, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized zone....

Irishman set to lead EU future trade talks with UK, US

Sep. 10, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit. Hogan, whose country is set to be hit hard economically by Brexit, would...

Trump weighs in as Italians toil to form a new government

Aug. 27, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who might lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump cast his vote Tuesday for caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte. A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted that he hoped Conte would "remain"...

Sudanese face daunting challenges on path to democracy

Aug. 27, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For the first time in three decades, Sudan has charted a path out of military rule following the formation of a power-sharing government by the pro-democracy movement and the generals who overthrew longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. But the fragile transition will be tested as leaders confront...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing the nation's faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 25, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview Sunday that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission for...

Kamala Harris' new health plan draws critics from all sides

Jul. 29, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris released a health care proposal on Monday that sought to bridge the Democratic Party's disparate factions. Instead, she drew criticism from rivals across the political spectrum. Progressives took issue with the presidential candidate for stopping short of the full-scale...

Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

Jul. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman...