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Stories with subject: Government transitions
  • Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 11:16 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.

  • Burkina Faso ex-leader's hometown adapts to life without him 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:53 am

    ZINIARE, Burkina Faso - During his nearly three decades in power, the hometown of Burkina Faso's ex-president transformed from a dusty village into a fast-growing provincial capital boasting paved roads, a private presidential estate and even a zoo with hippos and giraffes.

  • Argentina's president-elect announces diverse Cabinet 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 6:21 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - President-elect Mauricio Macri named a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes members from diverse Argentine political movements, business executives and a minister with the outgoing government.

  • Dutch soccer club president quits after player deals leaked 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:34 pm

    ENSCHEDE, Netherlands - The president of Dutch soccer club FC Twente has resigned after leaked documents revealed a deal with outside investors for the transfer of players.

  • Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.

  • Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.

  • Argentina runoff election could bring big changes in economy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:29 pm

    CAPILLA DEL SENOR, Argentina - Marcelo Cervigni watches a huge tractor planting soybeans on his farm while flipping through smartphone photos of neighboring canola fields pummeled by a hail storm the night before.

  • With Islamic State targeted, what happens to Syria's Assad? 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:17 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The tide of global rage against the Islamic State group lends greater urgency to ending the jihadis' ability to operate at will from a base in war-torn Syria. That momentum could also force a reevaluation of what to do about President Bashar Assad and puts a renewed focus on the position of his key patrons, Russia and Iran.

  • Russia warns against pressing demands for Assad's ouster 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 3:04 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Russia's foreign minister said Monday the next round of Syria talks expected to be held this weekend must not focus squarely on demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's resignation, which he called a "simplistic approach."

  • WNBA president Laurel J Richie stepping down story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 10:25 pm

    NEW YORK - WNBA President Laurel J. Richie knew it was time to move on.

  • Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-04-15 7:39 pm

    TORONTO - Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada's new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.