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FILE - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 5, 2020. The countries which top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders like Obrador. The U.S., Brazil, the United Kingdom and Mexico all are led by leaders who have been skeptical of the scientists and who initially minimized the disease. And their four countries alone account for half of the total 585,000 COVID-19 deaths worldwide so far, according to statistics tracked by Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexico president happy as focus shifts to predecessors

Jul. 24, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is enjoying the spectacle as investigations into corruption under previous administrations advance. The extradition of a former head of the state-run oil company this month has provided a near daily leak of juicy details about...

Kremlin rejects accusations of meddling in UK election

Jul. 17, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Friday “categorically” rejected allegations of interfering in a 2019 U.K. election and said the claims will negatively impact Russia's relations with Britain. “We consistently, categorically deny any possible involvement of the Russian Federation in...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 7, 2020, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street, in London. Raab on Monday July 6, 2020, announced targeted economic sanctions against individuals and organizations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to punish human-rights offenders.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, FILE)

UK accuses 'Russian actors' of meddling in 2019 election

Jul. 16, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government accused “Russian actors” Thursday of seeking to interfere in the U.K.'s last general election, and a powerful committee of lawmakers confirmed it would publish within days a long-awaited report into previous allegations of interference from Moscow. British...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

FILE - In this May 11, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wears a mask and face shield at the entrance of the SERMESA hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. While the Pan-American Health Organization urges Nicaragua to take more aggressive measures against the coronavirus pandemic and neighboring countries warily eye its outbreak, President Daniel Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian government seems more focused on hiding the virus than treating it. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)

During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressure

Jul. 6, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Inside Nicaragua's public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks. While the Pan-American Health Organization urges Nicaragua to take more aggressive...

Ex-analyst gets 2.5 years for leaking info to journalists

Jun. 18, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former counterterrorism analyst who leaked classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Thursday. Henry Kyle Frese was employed by the Defense...

Ex-analyst says journalist girlfriend cajoled him into leaks

Jun. 16, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former counterterrorism analyst who admitted leaking government secrets to his journalist girlfriend says she wore him down by repeatedly cajoling him for classified information. Henry Kyle Frese pleaded guilty in February to violating the Espionage Act and faces up to 10 years in...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting in a secure area at the Capitol in Washington. Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Fired State Dept watchdog says he was bullied by officials

Jun. 10, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump says top department officials tried to bully him and dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Former Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress last week...