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In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo Martin Schulz, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SPD, watches the plenary meeting of the German Bundestag in Berlin, Germany. Leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats are making their final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a new government. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talksLeaders of Germany's Social Democrats are making their final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new government
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, President Jacob Zuma, looks on at the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg.  The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
South Africa's president under pressure at key party meetingSouth Africa's scandal-plagued leader under pressure at key party meeting; some want his exit
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EUFrench President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market
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Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in electionsEgypt's former military chief of staff, who announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdownVice President Mike Pence says U.S. troops should not have to worry about getting their paycheck during a government shutdown.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Latest: VP Pence greets troops in IrelandVice President Mike Pence is greeting US soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Demonstrators rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats upBitterly divided Congress fails to stave off government shutdown
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Demonstrators rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each otherBitterly divided Congress fails to stave off government shutdown
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Staffers bring in boxes of barbecue as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptionalShutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Extra shirts hang inside of a senator's vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after a closed meeting with fellow democrats on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The Latest: Schumer says Trump 'backed off' dealSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing President Donald Trump of reneging on a deal he thought they had neared on immigration and spending
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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