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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaves the polling booth during local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 9:02 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey. The elections, which the Turkish strongman had depicted as a fight...
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Binali Yildirim , former prime minister and AKP mayoral candidate for Istanbul, gives a statement in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is leading in Sunday's municipal elections that he has depicted as a fight for Turkey's survival, but may lose control of the capital in the vote that is seen as a test of his support amid a sharp economic downturn. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
March 31, 2019 - 6:52 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local): 1:45 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his ruling party and its nationalist allies have won 56 percent of mayoral seats that were up for grabs in Turkey's municipal elections. Erdogan spoke Sunday from the...
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Her face painted in the colors of the national flag, a supporter of opposition leader Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, waits for his arrival in Los Teques, Miranda State, Venezuela, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Guaido addressed the crowd while Maduro loyalists gathered for what was billed as an "anti-imperialist" rally in the capital. Such dueling demonstrations have become a pattern in past weeks as Venezuela's opposing factions vie for power in a country enduring economic turmoil and a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took his campaign for change to one of the country's most populous states on Saturday, while supporters of the man he is trying to oust, President Nicolas Maduro, held a rival demonstration in the capital after another nationwide...
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In this Feb. 16, 2019 photo, guests wait for groom Juan Jose Pocaterra and his bride Maria Fernanda Vera to arrive to their destination wedding in Acarigua, Venezuela. The wedding guests included wealthy landowners, opposition politicians and a former student leader who nearly lost an eye during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps...
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FILE - This June 14, 2015 file photo, shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities, as the government says it has secured $300 million in loans from Emirate-based sources to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
March 17, 2019 - 11:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at a rally in Valencia, Venezuela, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Large crowds gathered in the northern Venezuelan city to greet Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 16, 2019 - 6:22 pm
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the rivals held competing rallies in the capital of Caracas, a pattern which has unfolded repeatedly as both sides attempt to convey strength...
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People ride bicycles past new Honda cars stored underneath an overpass in Beijing, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans, and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the first two months of 2019, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 14, 2019 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs,...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, shows the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced on Monday, March 11, 2019, that it will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
March 12, 2019 - 3:32 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is withdrawing the last of its staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation. Pompeo announced...
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AP Photo/Fernando Llano
March 11, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned companies, for allegedly trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on the South American country. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Cuba and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed’s decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in hiking interest rates. He also said in an interview broadcast Sunday, March 10, 2019, that he can’t be fired by the president and that he intends to serve out his full four-year term. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 11, 2019 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed's decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in hiking interest rates. He also said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he can't be fired by the...
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