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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- The latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local):. 5:30 p.m.. Nicaragua's president says the government is withdrawing changes to the social security system that had triggered protests, riots and looting over the past week.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what ... The appointment was part of a transition to a new governmental system that reduces the powers of the presidency and bolsters those of the premier.

SAN FRANCISCO -- New European privacy rules, the spotlight on Facebook's role in the 2016 elections, and the potential that cyberattacks targeting devices could harm consumers in their homes are propelling the tech industry to question its security practices and prompting top executives to promise ... Government
Now, many government workers take second jobs to make ends meet. With the U.S. population having grown, public sector employees now account for the smallest share of the civilian work force since 1967. Some say a diminished public sector is vital to economic growth. Others say it's a threat to ... San Francisco
Government and technology: How technological innovations will force a rethinking in the realms of government, law and economic structures. Speakers: Carrie Cihak, King County ... S.F. mayoral forum: Southeast mayoral forum, hosted by the San Francisco Neighborhood Network. 6:30-8 p.m., ...
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):. 4 p.m.. The German government says it stands by its view that the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria were legal, despite experts saying they breached international law. government

Orban won a fourth term and his Fidesz party secured a supermajority in parliament, where its lawmakers now can pass constitutional amendments. They have promised to quickly approve the "Stop Soros" bill meant to greatly limit the work of non-governmental groups aiding refugees and asylum seekers. Anti-government
ROME (AP) -- An election in one of Italy's tiniest regions was being eagerly watched Sunday for any shift in voter sentiment as right-wing political leaders in Rome struggle to form a government following inconclusive national elections seven weeks ago.
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says marijuana shouldn't be banned by Washington. In a Friday tweet, Warren said: "The federal government needs to get out of the business of outlawing marijuana. States should make their own decisions about enforcing marijuana laws." Warren's tweet ...
The Federal Aviation Administration is now working on a directive for high-tech inspections on all engine fan blades like the one involved in the fatal Southwest emergency that left a woman dead. This is the second engine failure for Southwest Airlines in two years. Federal officials started debating ... government
Once the opponents relented, the Senate began voting, clearing the package by a 65-32 vote a full day before Friday's midnight deadline to fund the government. “Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses – and parties,” tweeted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who spent the afternoon tweeting details found in the ... government
“Incidents like that are exactly why I'm asking these companies to come to San Francisco and partner with us as a local government so we can all collectively put public safety first,” Farrell said in an interview before the event. The crash shows that the technology “is not ready for prime time,” Mark Rosekind, ... government
This means that all stores in the city will be completely fur-free by next year and includes online pruchases for delivery to San Francisco addresses. ... Claire Bass, HSI/U.K.'s Executive Director plans to write to the British government and urge Prime Minister May to follow San Francisco's ethical lead. government
TechCrunch Disrupt ranks as the premier event in the startup landscape, and our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, will be our biggest and best Disrupt ever. If you haven't heard, we're moving to the Moscone Center West, tripling the floor space and featuring ... government
FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, shows a fragment of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall in Sienna 53 street in Warsaw, Poland. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the "Jewish district." Poland's government is distancing itself from comments ... government
FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, people celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government as a way out of the political crisis during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was report on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 that Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska has rejected a proposal ... government
FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, people celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government as a way out of the political crisis during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was report on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 that Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska has rejected a proposal ... government

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A potential collapse of the minority Norwegian government was averted Tuesday after a senior minister resigned for writing a Facebook post claiming the opposition Labor Party was more interested in protecting the rights of terrorists than the Norwegian people. government
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin ... government
Emails and text messages made public March 20, 2018, show frantic efforts after Hurricane Maria by officials of the Puerto Rican government and Walmart to get fuel to keep their generators going _ and silence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A letter sent by the ranking member of the ... government
The Capitol is seen early Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington. Two major issues, the border wall and a tunnel and rail project, are holding up the massive government-wide spending bill that must pass Congress before a midnight Friday deadline to avoid another government shutdown. An agreement ... government
The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack on the Kashkol neighborhood. The capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, has come under increasing attack as government forces continue to pound rebel-held eastern Ghouta, with military backing from Russia. government
Jay Nath, who has served as chief innovation officer at the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation (MOCI) since its formation in 2012, will be departing city government to serve as co-executive director at the nonprofit City Innovate Foundation. Nath's role as CIO at MOCI will be taken by Krista Canellakis ... government
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has rejected a proposal for a new government following a crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. Last week, the three-party coalition of Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned following massive street protests in the wake of the slayings ... government
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a plan to better fight against racism and anti-Semitism, focusing on social media and prevention in schools. Prime minister Edouard Philippe said Monday France will push for a Europe-wide effort to force internet giants to remove "heinous, racist and ... government
San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath, a key architect of its groundbreaking Startup in Residence (STiR) program, has left City Hall to focus more exclusively on leading the fast-growing civic-tech sector collaboration, now in its fourth year. Nath confirmed to Government Technology that he was in ... government
Trudeau's meeting with Bezos comes just weeks after Toronto, which has created a government-sponsored innovation hub for tech companies, was among the cities that made the shortlist for Amazon's second headquarters. The San Francisco Bay Area has become increasingly important to the Canadian ... government
The announcement comes amid growing tensions ahead of Friday's anti-government rallies planned across Slovakia and abroad. The protesters demand a thorough investigation into the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, whose bodies were found in their home on Feb. 25, and ... government
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007 file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to Daniels made prior to the 2016 presidential election ... government
The top examiner of Wells Fargo at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency improperly revealed to the San Francisco bank the existence of a government investigation, a watchdog agency's inquiry has found. Sometime before mid-April 2017, the OCC's examiner-in-charge at Wells allegedly disclosed ... government
Just as government shouldn't give preference to certain religions, it shouldn't give preference to certain races or sexual orientations, either. In principle, I think people should be able to hire whomever they want. Of course, that principle runs up against various civil rights laws banning racial discrimination in ... government
Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council Thursday the Taliban's argument that it won't talk to the government because the conflict is not between Afghan parties "misrepresents the reality." He said tens of thousands of Afghans are killed and injured every year in confrontations between the Taliban ... government
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel tweeted Thursday March 8, 2018 that he will not be a part of the next government. Later on Thursday, the German news agency dpa reported that the current justice minister, Heiko Maas, will become the country's next foreign minister. (Oliver Dietze/dpa via AP). government
German government calculates deaths from nitrogen dioxide. March 8 ... BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that's produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday. government
The portion of China's debt that is owed by the government declined to the equivalent of 36.2 percent of annual economic output at the end of 2017, down 0.5 percentage points from a year earlier, according to Xiao. He said that was safely below an international "warning level" of 60 percent. The minister ... government
Attorneys for San Francisco argued Monday that an appeals court should uphold a judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit alleging former Sheriff Ross ... federal government to be heard at trial over a Bureau of Land Management ranger who left his firearm unsecured in a parked vehicle in San Francisco. government
According to Perrotta's online resume, he describes himself as the "Acting Special Agent in Charge" working with a protective security detail with an unnamed U.S. government agency. On Sequoia's webpage, Perrotta is described as being "charged with a dual mission, protecting a member of the U.S. ... government
The president is mostly exempt from conflict-of-interest laws that prevent officials of the executive branch from profiting off their government positions. And lobbyists, special interest groups and diplomats have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars already at Trump properties. But federal law regarding the ... government
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate who serves as New Mexico's top land manager posted signs Tuesday along the U.S.-Mexico border aimed at blocking border patrol operations on a one-mile stretch of state trust land over concerns that the federal government is not compensating the ... government
San Francisco city procurement officials are experimenting with a new chatbot for internal use that is expected to clarify one of government's most confusing processes. After a soft launch on Jan. 1, the Office of Contract Administration is now honing a digital assistant designed for use by workers across the ... government
The purpose of the forthcoming 2018 Global Climate Action Summit—scheduled to take place September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, California—is to showcase the actions that state and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students, non-profits and other so-called “sub-national actors” have ... government
Rent and home prices are so high in San Francisco that even non-tech, middle-class workers are moving into dorms. In a recent ... The startup was founded in 2016 and caters to a specific demographic— middle-class earners who don't qualify for government subsidies but still can't afford San Francisco's sky-high prices. government
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man who was deported twice and had a history of arrests was able to assume the identity of an American citizen and receive more than $360,000 in government benefits for nearly four decades, California court records show. government
Slovak President Andrej Kiska is calling for substantial changes in the country's coalition government or for an early election to resolve the "serious political crisis" resulting from the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. Kiska said in a televised speech on Sunday: "Many don't trust law ... government
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The resigned head of Iran's wrestling federation has asked the country's diplomats to take responsibility and support athletes who refuse to compete against Israelis, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday. government
San Francisco interim Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday that the city plans to pay for legal representation of any immigrant that the Trump ... California objected to the actions being labeled sweeps or raids, saying the government went after specific people and does not “target aliens indiscriminately. government
The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV, which has reporters throughout Syria, including in Afrin, said Turkish warplanes killed 18 pro-government gunmen while 19 more were missing. Al-Mayadeen said the airstrike occurred after the Popular Forces hit a Turkish helicopter gunship. The main Kurdish militia ... government
FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying ... government
He also said separatists plan to create a kind of Catalan shadow government in exile, called the Council of the Republic, in Belgium. Mendez de Vigo said such a body would have no power because it has no constitutional basis. In another twist in the ongoing battle between Madrid's central authorities and ... government


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