Government and politics

Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon makes a speech during the SNP Spring Conference, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday that Scotland should get more sweeping powers but stay in the United Kingdom — comments that came even as Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would proceed with plans for an independence referendum. Brown entered...
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March 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds. Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did...
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Protesters carry a Polish and Solidarity trade union flags as they walk through downtown streets in a march against government plans of curbing the power of local governments and of submitting the judiciary to the ruling party's control in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Hundreds of people, braving cold and rain attended the demonstration organized by the civic opposition group, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 18, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Braving the cold and rain, hundreds of Poles protested Saturday in Warsaw against plans by the conservative government to curb the power of local governments and to subject the judiciary to the ruling party's control. With national white-and-red colors, trumpets and European...
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Thousand of poeple gather on Republique square in Paris, Saturday, March 18, 2017 as supporters of hard-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon march through the French capital. The first French presidential ballot will take place on April 23 and the two top candidates go into a runoff on May 7. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon gathered tens of thousands of supporters in Paris at a rally Saturday calling for deep reforms in the French constitution. Melenchon, who wants to shorten France's 35-hour workweek, leave NATO, block free-trade deals and stop...
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Proposals for the Homeland Security Department in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. President Donald Trump's budget proposals on immigration enforcement read like a wish list for his most ardent supporters. The budget requests for the Homeland Security and Justice departments call for billions of dollars for some of Trump's most high-profile and contentious campaign promises, including a $2.6 billion down payment for a border wall he insisted Mexico would pay for. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 18, 2017 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "...
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President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One with First Lady Melania and son Barron after arriving at the Palm Beach International Airport, Friday, March 17, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 18, 2017 - 9:50 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing defense. In a tweet from his Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, Trump wrote that he had a "GREAT" meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance. In brushing off...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017 photo, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin works in his office in Honolulu. Hawaii was the first state to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. For Chin, the son of Chinese immigrants, fighting the travel ban is personal. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
March 18, 2017 - 3:35 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Washington state, Douglas Chin says he was the stereotypical "smart Chinese kid that got straight As." His parents taught him not to stick out too much and used to say "don't poke the lion." So when Chin, now the Hawaii attorney general, was deciding on whether to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance. In brushing off...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens as President Donald Trump speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2017 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance. During a photo op in the Oval Office on Friday, the two did not shake hands before reporters. Later, during a joint...
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