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Italy's PM: Salvini 'obsessed' with blocking migrants at sea

Aug. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A humanitarian boat carrying 147 migrants rescued at sea was eventually allowed to let nine persons disembark Thursday night on a tiny Italian island, but the others were stuck aboard for a 15th night, as the drama was swept up in Italy's rapidly worsening government crisis. With a political...

India's Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

Aug. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about 7 million residents of the disputed region endured an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout for an 11th day....

Italy's premier to face senators amid leadership challenge

Aug. 13, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Populist Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's political survival still hung in the balance Tuesday after senators put off setting a date for a no-confidence vote sought by right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's League, the junior partner in Conte's coalition government. Throughout the day, political...

Italy edges closer to an election, perhaps in late October

Aug. 9, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday edged closer to holding an election as early as this fall that could move the country further to the right, with anti-migrant Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini already unofficially campaigning for the premiership and declaring it makes "no sense" to keep alive the feuding populist...

Spain PM to make 2nd try at winning support for government

Aug. 9, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister says he wants to restart talks with rival political parties to try to form a government after failing on his first attempt. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez said Friday that he plans to meet with the heads of other parties "near the end of August or in...

Modi's vision of a Hindu India advanced by Kashmir changes

Aug. 8, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Hindu India has leaped forward with his government's decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status and allowing anyone to buy property and move into the state, raising fears among...

Italy's Salvini pushes for a new election over deadlocks

Aug. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy faced a government crisis Thursday after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party called for a new election, saying his party's coalition with the populist 5-Star Movement had collapsed over policy differences. Premier Giuseppe Conte said he would convene...

Hundreds attend funeral of Israeli soldier stabbed to death

Aug. 8, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of people attended Thursday's funeral of an 18-year-old Israeli soldier who was found dead hours earlier with stab wounds near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing as a terror attack and vowed the killers would be brought to...

Poland's parliament speaker resigns over use of govt flights

Aug. 8, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament said Thursday that he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's frequent use of government planes. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of parliamentary...

UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health system

Aug. 4, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will pump an additional 1.8 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) into the National Health Service, feeding speculation he wants an early election to bolster his one-seat majority in Parliament and support for his Brexit plans. Conservative Party chairman...