Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary,...

Ukraine president dissolves parliament, names lawyer with ties to tycoon chief of staff

After issuing a presidential decree dissolving Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday, newly-elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy named lawyer Andriy Bogdan (pictured) head of his administration. Both ...

What happens if Austria's chancellor is voted out?

Thomas Hofer, an expert on Austrian politics, spoke with DW about the likelihood of the no-confidence motion against the Austrian chancellor and his political chances in the upcoming snap election. D...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. ...

AP Explains: WikiLeaks founder has multinational legal woes

LONDON (AP) — The founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is wanted by prosecutors in two countries - the United States and Sweden - and he is currently imprisoned in a third - Britai...

In Ukrainian candidate's hometown, a cry for change

KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of this grim industrial city in eastern Ukraine say they are exhausted by a daily battle for survival amid low wages and soaring bills. Many of them believe a nati...

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The ...

Polish teachers go on strike over wages in dispute with government

Warsaw primary school teacher Anna Zajac is not able to feed her family on her salary of €500 ($563) a month. After 13 years working as a teacher, she still lives with her parents, along with her...

The Maldives seeks political stability in crucial parliamentary vote

Maldivians are voting in parliamentary elections on Saturday, with more than 264,000 people eligible to cast a ballot. Altogether 386 candidates are running for a place in parliament. President Ibrah...

Ukrainian comedian sure of victory in presidential runoff

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no political experience, but that's no problem for the people of Ukraine who have already seen that working for him. In a striking exampl...

Lithuania's 'trial of the century' implicates Soviet leader Gorbachev

"I prayed: 'God, if I must die, please make it quick — just one bullet!'" Irinejus Sabutis, 79, remembers that night very clearly. He was near Vilnius's television tower on...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep...

Italy, China sign memorandum deepening economic ties

ROME (AP) — Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China...

Battle over Mueller report to be pressed by Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over the Mueller report is just heating up. Soon after learning that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional D...

Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the repo...