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Russian parliament to vote for new PM in Putin’s reshuffle

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian lawmakers are set to quickly approve the appointment of a new prime minister Thursday, a day after President Vladimir Putin...

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in...

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in...

Putin names head of tax service as new prime minister

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin said Wednesday. The 53-year-old...

Democrats set to clash in final debate before Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democrats are preparing for what could be their most contentious debate yet as the leading candidates gather in Iowa...

Spain’s leader: ‘Dialogue’ key to new left-wing government

MADRID (AP) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday that he wants the hallmark of his new left-wing coalition government to be the...

With Pompeo out, GOP can’t dodge Kansas Senate race headache

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's declaration Tuesday that he won't run for Senate in Kansas returned some Republicans to worrying...

Julián Castro endorses Elizabeth Warren in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro is endorsing Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid, saying the Massachusetts senator is “the most qualified,...

Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides

NEW YORK (AP) - Four years after President Donald Trump drove the rules of politics over a cliff to win the Republican presidential nomination...

Trump declares an Iranian’s general’s ‘reign of terror’ over

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Friday that a “reign of terror is over" as he marked the death of an Iranian general...