Perry sidesteps testifying before impeachment investigators

Politics 11/01/19, 18:54

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry was called to testify on Friday, Nov. 1, before the House Committees as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump but he refused to follow the request, according to the department's representative. His deposition was scheduled for next Wednesday, according to an anonymous source familiar ...

Fresh protests, looting erupt in Chile despite new Cabinet

South America 10/29/19, 04:50

Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight key Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures and his attempts to assure the country he has heard calls for greater equality and improved social services. Thousands of protesters crowded again into central Santiago, and ...

Trump eyes former ICE chief Thomas Homan as border czar

Politics 06/14/19, 09:21

President Donald Trump says he's planning to name a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a border czar who'll report directly to him. Trump tells "Fox & Friends" that Tom Homan will "probably" work from the White House but will spend a lot of time on the U.S.-Mexico ...

Where things stand in the Flint water crisis investigation

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:58

Questions abound after Michigan authorities executed search warrants in recent weeks to seize from government storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder, top aides and other government employees in a long-running criminal investigation of Flint's water crisis.The three-year probe of lead contamination in the city's water supply ...

Florida governor: Meeting in Israel didn’t violate law

U.S. 06/04/19, 11:30

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says a lawsuit filed by an open government watchdog group claiming a meeting with the state's Cabinet he held in Israel is frivolous.DeSantis and Florida's three independently elected Cabinet members met Tuesday in the state Capitol, six days after meeting in Jerusalem as part of a ...

Modi sworn in for second term as Indian prime minister

World 05/30/19, 08:52

Narendra Modi has been sworn in for a second term as India's prime minister after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3 billion people seeking swift economic change.President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Modi and his Cabinet ministers on Thursday.Missing from ...

South Africa’s president names Cabinet that is 50% women

World 05/29/19, 15:03

South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced."President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last year.Ramaphosa cut the Cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 as he seeks to reduce ...

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:21

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.The Republican governor then signed a bill that prohibits anti-Semitism in Florida's public ...

Update: Florida Cabinet meeting underway in Jerusalem

U.S. 05/29/19, 08:26

The Latest on the Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel (all times local):9:20 a.m.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet are meeting in Israel.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, meets with representatives of Rafael, a military and defense technologies development firm, during a trade visit to Israel Monday May 27, ...

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:21

An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel.The lawsuit argues that the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, violates the state's constitution ...

Austrian president formally dismisses Kurz’s government

Europe 05/28/19, 05:19

Austria's president has formally dissolved the country's government the day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a no-confidence vote in parliament.President Alexander Van der Bellen on Tuesday then temporarily appointed the same Cabinet ministers back into their old roles to ensure the government is properly run until he can appoint a ...

Future uncertain for Catalan separatists elected in Europe

Europe 05/27/19, 09:49

Three jailed or fugitive Catalan politicians hope to use their freshly won seats in the European Parliament as loudspeakers for their separatist cause in northeastern Spain — although actually being sworn in as lawmakers will be the first obstacle they have to overcome.The European careers of Catalonia's former regional President ...

Indian Prime Minister meets party leaders after election win

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 01:40

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting with leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party fresh off his party's thunderous victory in the general elections.A party official says Modi has arranged to meet with Cabinet members Friday evening.The Election Commission says the BJP won 301 out of the 525 constituencies ...

Theresa May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

Europe 05/23/19, 03:13

British Prime Minister Theresa May is hunkered down with close allies as she considers whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership.May's fate looked sealed on Thursday after the resignation of Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom, who quit saying ...

Update: Brexit: Senior Cabinet official quits UK govt

Europe 05/22/19, 14:00

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):7:55 p.m.A senior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet has quit over Brexit, in a new blow to the embattled British leader.Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak ...

Mexico’s public health system director offers resignation

Health 05/21/19, 13:38

The head of Mexico's main public health system resigned from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Cabinet on Tuesday with a blast at cost-cutting budget officials.Germán Martínez Cázares is the first Cabinet minister to quit since López Obrador took office Dec. 1.Martínez Cázares posted a lengthy letter on the Mexican Social ...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:08

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders later this week. That's not surprising, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.But DeSantis also has announced plans to hold a meeting with the state's three independently elected ...

Julián Castro makes universal pre-K focus of education plan

2022 Campaign 05/13/19, 07:28

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is calling for free public college tuition and universal prekindergarten under a new education plan in his 2020 campaign.The former Obama Cabinet member's proposals unveiled Monday would also boost teacher pay by up to $10,000 a year through a federal tax credit while funding prekindergarten ...

South Africa chief vows to purge ANC of ‘deviant tendencies’

Africa 05/12/19, 10:37

South Africa's president is vowing to purge his party of "bad and deviant tendencies" as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which has ruled since the apartheid system ...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

Politics 05/09/19, 16:18

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive's standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for ...

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