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U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government negotiated with

Details: 7 hours ago · MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs, the U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday. The explosive accusation cuts to the heart of one of Bukele’s most highly touted successes in office: a plunge in the country’s murder rate.

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Biden order would make US government carbon neutral …

Details: 6 hours ago · Government buildings should be carbon-free by 2045, including a 50% emissions cut by 2032, Biden said. The executive action is a part of Biden’s commitment to support the growth of clean energy and clean technology industries, while accelerating U.S. progress toward achieving a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035, the White House

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Cambodian mass trial against government opponents …

Details: 1 day ago · PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A mass trial of critics and opponents of Cambodia’s government charged with treason for their nonviolent political activities resumed Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Only six of 44 defendants summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court turned up at

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U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government secretly negotiated

Details: 7 hours ago · MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs.

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2nd party approves deal for Scholz's new German …

Details: The new coalition government under Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz is expected to take office on Wednesday. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP) 1 of 2. Christian Lindner, the leader of Germany's pro-business Free Democrats, addresses a convention of the party before it decides whether to approve a deal to form a new government with two center-left

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Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government

Details: The government will stay open and I thank the members of this chamber for walking us back from the brink of an avoidable, needless and costly shutdown,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. ADVERTISEMENT. The Senate approved the measure by a vote of 69-28. Nineteen Republican senators joined with Democrats in voting for the …

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GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine

Details: Friday is a government funding deadline and the Republican objections — particularly in the Senate, where any single senator can hold up proceedings to stall a vote — could delay passage of legislation needed to keep federal operations running.

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Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus

Details: President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron during a visit to the National Institutes of Health, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of …

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Scholz's party approves deal for new German coalition …

Details: He said the government aims “to work together in a friendly way and be re-elected.” The convention backed the coalition deal by 598 votes to seven, with three abstentions. The plan is for parliament to elect Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday. He will lead what is known as a “traffic light” coalition after the parties’ colors of red

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US diplomat in El Salvador critical of government leaves

Details: Manes criticized Bukele’s government for not fulfilling an extradition agreement to send members of the MS-13 gang to the U.S. for trial. In May and July, the U.S. government published lists of allegedly corrupt officials in Central America that included the name of Bukele’s Chief of Staff Carolina Recinos.

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Scholz's team: key players in Germany's new government

Details: 17 hours ago · The vice chancellor and finance minister in Merkel’s government, Scholz propelled his center-left Social Democrats to an election win that appeared unlikely only months ago. Scholz, 63, is a former mayor of Hamburg and was Germany’s labor minister during the global financial crisis.

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UK government faces criticism over high-speed rail

Details: LONDON (AP) — The British government came under fire Thursday for scrapping a long-planned high-speed rail line to the northern English city of Leeds as part of a package of revisions that potentially reduces costs by tens of billions of pounds. Critics argue the scaling back of plans will leave many parts of north England, particularly those

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German parties aim for deal on new government next week

Details: BERLIN (AP) — Three German political parties said Tuesday that they hope to clinch a deal next week to form a new government, keeping center-left leader Olaf Scholz on track to become Germany’s new chancellor in early December. Scholz’s Social Democrats narrowly won the country’s national

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Senate GOP stalls Gwinnett government, school board

Details: Senate GOP stalls Gwinnett government, school board changes. ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are putting on hold plans to overhaul the county commission and school board in Georgia’s second most-populous county after opponents said their plans were trampling local wishes and legislative rules. Sen. Clint Dixon, a Buford Republican, said Tuesday

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Government-allied forces leave Yemeni city, rebels re

Details: SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government have withdrawn from the strategic port city of Hodeida, allowing the rebels to retake key positions there, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said. The development was a setback to the U.N.-brokered cease-fire

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Outgoing Czech government to order vaccine mandate for 60

Details: PRAGUE (AP) — The outgoing Czech government is planning to order a vaccine mandate for people aged 60 and over and for some professional groups, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said on Friday. But it's unclear whether the measure will be enforced by his successor.

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High court struggles with government secrets case AP News

Details: Three of the men Monteilh allegedly recorded sued, seeking damages and asking the government to destroy or return the information it had gathered. This is the second case the court has heard involving the state secrets privilege since beginning its new term in October.

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Government favorite drops his bid to head UK media

Details: LONDON (AP) — The man who was once Britain’s most powerful newspaper editor has dropped his bid to head the country’s broadcasting regulator, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was the government’s favorite candidate to be chairman of Ofcom — so much so that when Dacre was rejected by the …

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Scholz sees strong US ties, leaves Olympic stance open

Details: 1 day ago · BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s incoming chancellor pledged Tuesday that his new government will stand up for a strong European Union and nurture the trans-Atlantic alliance, but left open whether it will join in a planned U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games. Olaf Scholz, a center-left Social

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Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left

Details: COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden’s finance minister, picked Mikael Damberg to

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Hungarian official: Government bought, used Pegasus

Details: It was the first time a Hungarian official openly acknowledged the government’s use of the malware, which infiltrates phones to collect personal and location data and can surreptitiously control the phone’s microphones and cameras.

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Parties sign power-sharing deal to form new Czech government

Details: Bottom row from left, leaders of the Together coalition Marian Jurecka (Christian Democrats), Marketa Pekarova Adamova (TOP 09), Petr Fiala (Civic Democrats), leader of Mayors and Independents Vit Rakusan and leader of Pirates Ivan Bartos, signed their government coalition agreement in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, in Prague, Czech …

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German government hesitant on lockdown as COVID cases rise

Details: The new government is expected to take over in early December, but the transition period — with Merkel as caretaker — has been blamed for paralyzing Germany’s response to the pandemic.. The country’s disease control agency said 76,414 more cases were reported in the past 24 hours, a new record. The Robert Koch Institute said Germany also had …

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US government works to 'cocoon' old nuclear reactors AP News

Details: The government also operated five plutonium production reactors at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina during the Cold War. All of those are also shut down, although three of the reactor buildings are being used to store radioactive materials Two of the reactors at Savannah River are closed but under a different procedure than the Hanford

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German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

Details: The new government will not seek “the lowest common denominator, but the politics of big impacts,” he promised. Scholz, 63, said he expects that members of the three parties will give their blessing to the deal in the next 10 days. The biggest challenge is a vote by the Greens’ roughly 125,000-strong membership.

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Council of Europe: Government in Cyprus 'too centralized

Details: The Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities said the sphere of local government responsibility on the east Mediterranean island nation “remains limited” relative to European standards. The report also noted the absence of mechanisms that would allow poorer communities to receive additional resources.

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Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Details: Serbian police officers and protesters clash during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment.

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German Greens see slow progress in talks on new government

Details: BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environmentalist Greens are signaling that negotiations to form a new governing coalition are progressing slowly and differences remain over climate policy. The Greens last month entered negotiations with the center-left Social Democrats and the business-friendly Free Democrats on a new government after all three parties made …

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Biden vax-test mandate covers government workers in

Details: LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration's requirement that many private-sector workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if their employers allow it, get tested weekly also applies to many of the roughly 586,000 government employees in Michigan.

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Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law

Details: A new tweak that is supported by the government is the allowance for spontaneous protests that now commonly arise from quick organization of a march, for example, to respond to a case of gender violence. Currently, organizers of protests or marches should tell authorities beforehand.

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Egypt's leader orders government to move to new capital

Details: The state-run Al-Ahram daily reported that the government had planned to relocate 52,300 government employees to the new capital by mid-2020, but its plans were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. El-Sissi said earlier this year that moving the government to the new capital would “herald a new ear of modern government work.”

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Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender

Details: Transgender Network Nederland welcomed the ceremony, saying the Netherlands is the first country in the world to make such an apology, but said that it took the government too long to scrap the law and that compensation of 5,000 euros ($5,650) offered to people affected by the law was too low.

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German Greens agree to start formal talks on new government

Details: Scholz hopes that his new government, which would send outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc into opposition, will be in place by Christmas. Scholz’s Social Democrats finished narrowly ahead of the Union to win Germany’s Sept. 26 election, with the Greens third and the Free Democrats fourth.

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Romania: PM-designate gives up mandate to form government

Details: Citu’s government was then ousted Oct. 5 in a no-confidence vote launched by the Social Democrat Party and supported by USR. President Iohannis is expected to convene the parties represented in parliament later Tuesday to decide on a new prime minister-designate.

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Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer retiring

Details: LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer, who has covered 10 Kentucky governors, is retiring at the end of the year. Brammer, 70, has worked for Lexington newspapers since 1978, first at the Lexington Leader and then the Herald-Leader when the papers merged in 1983.

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Ethiopia’s government declares a state of emergency as

Details: NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government declares a state of emergency as rival Tigray forces threaten to move on the capital.

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Dutch government looking at reintroducing COVID-19

Details: THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is seeking advice from a panel of experts on whether it needs to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions amid sharply rising infection rates, the health minister said Monday. The Netherlands has one of the fastest-rising infection rates in Europe. The 7-day rolling average of daily new cases

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India's top court probes spying charges against government

Details: Modi’s government has “unequivocally” denied all allegations regarding illegal surveillance. India’s information technology minister Ashwani Vaishnaw in Parliament dismissed the allegations in July, calling them “highly sensational,” “over the top” and “an attempt to malign the Indian democracy.”

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Louisiana state government turnover rate tops 17% last

Details: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state government agencies lost more than 17% of their civil service employees in the last financial year. Byron Decoteau, director of State Civil Service, said the turnover rate was nearly 2 percentage points higher in the 2020-21 budget year that ended June 30 than in the previous year.

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Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for an inclusive government

Details: In a conclusive statement, the participants in the talks noted that “further practical engagement with Afghanistan needed to take into account the new reality, that is the Taliban coming to power in the country, irrespective of the official recognition of the new Afghan government by the international community.”

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Spain's government eyes rent controls in new housing bill

Details: The vote in the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Spanish parliament, is regarded as a test of the government’s strength. To get the budget passed, Sánchez’s minority government needs the votes of lawmakers outside the coalition, including separatist parties from Catalonia and the Basque Country.

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Dutch government tightens COVID-19 measures again AP News

Details: The government already has begun giving booster shots to people with severely compromised immune systems. Infections among nursing home residents rose to the highest level since the start of February, the public health institute said. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 18,500 people in the Netherlands.

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Bulgaria interim government sworn in until November

Details: Radev has been at odds with former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his GERB party and is a vocal supporter of the protests last year that accused the government of maintaining links to the mafia, refusing to fight corruption or reform the judiciary and suppressing freedom of speech.

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Czech PM, government formally resign after election defeat

Details: Babis’ government had to resign after the first session of the new lower house of Parliament was over, which happened on Wednesday. A three-party, liberal-conservative coalition known as Together won the Oct 8-9 election with a 27.8% share of the vote.

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The Latest: Britain's government: 'end of coal is in sight

Details: The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Britain’s government has claimed that the “end of coal is in sight” after 18 countries including Poland, Vietnam and Chile committed for the first time to phase out and not build or …

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Report: Far-right anti-government group grows

Details: Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly. By REBECCA BOONE October 21, 2021 GMT. FILE - In this April 3, 2021, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks to a crowd of about 50 followers in front of the Ada County Courthouse in downtown Boise. A far-right group launched the anti-government activist Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide

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German tax revenue seen rising, helping new government

Details: The figures released Thursday could help the incoming government as negotiators tackle the thorny issue of how to finance the plans of a prospective three-party coalition led by center-left Social Democrat Olaf Scholz. He is the finance minister and vice chancellor in outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

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UN calls on Sudan military to restore civilian government

Details: People protest in Khartoum, Sudan, two days after a military coup, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. The coup threatens to halt Sudan's fitful transition to democracy, which began after the 2019 ouster of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government in a …

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