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Voting begins for Maldives Parliament, watched by India and China vying for control of Indian Ocean

Apr. 21, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldivians voted in parliamentary elections Sunday, in a ballot crucial for President Mohamed Muizzu, whose policies are keenly watched by India and China as they vie for influence in the archipelago nation. Both countries are seeking a foothold in the...

Ecuadorians head to polls to toughen fight against gangs behind wave of violence

Apr. 21, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorians head to the polls Sunday in a referendum touted by the country's fledgling leader as a way to crack down on criminal gangs behind a spiraling wave of violence. The majority of 11 questions posed to voters focus on tightening security measures....

The House passes billions in aid for Ukraine and Israel after months of struggle. Next is the Senate

Apr. 20, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House swiftly approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies in a rare Saturday session as Democrats and Republicans banded together after months of hard-right resistance over renewed American support for repelling Russia’s invasion. ...

Trump picks up more national delegates as the only choice for Wyoming Republicans

Apr. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

Republicans in Wyoming awarded former President Donald Trump all 29 of their national delegates in a presidential preference poll conducted Saturday. Trump was the only candidate in the poll at the state Republican convention in Cheyenne. The poll decided how all 29 of...

Venezuela's opposition backs unknown former diplomat in latest gambit to unseat Maduro

Apr. 20, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is rallying behind an unknown former diplomat to challenge Nicolas Maduro in this summer's presidential election, the latest gambit to unseat the self-declared socialist, whose lock on power seems all but assured. On Friday night, all 10 parties...

House finishes votes on $95 billion package for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies and sends it to the Senate

Apr. 20, 2024 14:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House finishes votes on $95 billion package for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies and sends it to the Senate.

Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate says he doesn't oppose elderly people voting

Apr. 20, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate in Wisconsin's closely watched U.S. Senate race emphasized this week that he doesn't oppose elderly people voting after initially saying that “almost nobody in a nursing home" is at a point in life where they are capable of voting. ...

Lawsuits under New York's new voting rights law reveal racial disenfranchisement even in blue states

Apr. 20, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Weihua Yan had seen dramatic demographic changes since moving to Long Island's Nassau County. Its Asian American population alone had grown by 60% since the 2010 census. Why then, he wondered, did he not see anyone who looked like him on the county's local...

Judge tentatively sides with California AG in fight over ballot measure on students' gender ID

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has tentatively sided with state Attorney General Rob Bonta in a dispute over the title of a proposed ballot measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools. A...

Mexico's president is getting a little sloppy in the rush to finish projects before his term ends

Apr. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president is in a rush to finish the big legislative and building projects he promised before his term ends in September, and experts say officials are getting a bit sloppy amid all the haste. This week, legislators from the governing Morena party...