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In this Nov. 6, 2019 photograph, Romanian Finance Minister Florin Citu speaks to the media during his first press conference after the government was sworn in, in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis nominated Citu as the new Prime Minister on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 who has 10 days to form a government team and seek parliament approval. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Romania's president nominates finance minister to head govt

Feb. 26, 2020 4:31 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president nominated the country's finance minister Wednesday to be the head of a new government. President Klaus Iohannis said he asked Finance Minister Florin Citu to form a new government and serve as prime minister. Romania's centrist, minority government was ousted...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore is scheduled to be sentenced during a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Former Baltimore mayor awaits sentence in book deals case

Feb. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.” In a 2005 self-published collection of poetry, the woman who would become Baltimore's mayor wrote about her solutions for the city’s...

Special election will fill seat of convicted west Philly Dem

Feb. 25, 2020 6:10 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Voters in a west Philadelphia district will choose a new state representative on Tuesday to replace a freshman lawmaker who resigned after being accused of stealing from a nonprofit she founded. The election between Democrat G. Roni Green and Republican Wanda Logan is to complete the...

France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, right, and his wife Penelope, left, leave the Paris courthouse, in Paris, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

Feb. 24, 2020 9:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — He was the front-runner to be president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. The trial formally began Monday in the presence of Fillon...

People dressed in carnival costumes with a UNESCO theme take part in the annual carnival parade in Aalst, Belgium, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society. The Carnival was kicked off the United Nations' UNESCO heritage list last year after a float rife with anti-Semitic symbols raised worldwide condemnation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

Feb. 23, 2020 5:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society. The Carnival was kicked off the United Nations' UNESCO heritage...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

Feb. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. The billionaire former mayor of New York also said his company,...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg struggles to respond to politics of #MeToo era

Feb. 21, 2020 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling to adjust. The former New York City mayor was caught...

Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talk during a break at a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

Feb. 20, 2020 12:24 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the party's urgent quest to defeat President Donald Trump....

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with a supporter as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Feb. 19, 2020 6:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking...

President Donald Trump talks to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

Feb. 19, 2020 6:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others. Those who got a break from Trump include financier Michael...