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Police officers use pepper spray on demonstrators in front of the Serbian parliament in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Thousands of people protested the Serbian president's announcement that a lockdown will be reintroduced after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serbs storm parliament after virus lockdown announced

Jul. 7, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of protesters fought running battles with police and tried to storm the parliament building in Belgrade on Tuesday after the Serbian president announced that a coronavirus lockdown will be reintroduced in the Balkan country. Police fired several rounds of tear gas at the...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020 file photo, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen addresses a press conference at EU Headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's executive arm expressed regrets on Monday, July 6, 2020 after its top official threw her support behind the ruling conservative party in Croatia's parliamentary elections. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appeared with other center-right politicians in a promotional video clip posted by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) ahead of Sunday's vote, in breach of political neutrality guidelines for commission officials. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP, File)

EU top official criticized for breaching code of conduct

Jul. 6, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm blamed a series of technical mistakes after its top official threw her support behind the ruling conservative party in Croatia's parliamentary elections, in breach of political neutrality guidelines. Ursula von der Leyen, the German president of the...

Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia's Prime Minister incumbent casts his ballot at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Amid a spike of new coronavirus cases, voters in Croatia cast ballots on Sunday in what is expected be a close parliamentary race that could push the latest European Union member state further to the right. (AP Photo)

Croatia's ruling conservatives win big in parliamentary vote

Jul. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The ruling conservatives overwhelmingly won Croatia's parliamentary elections held Sunday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases as the latest European Union member state leaned further to the right. With over 90 percent of the vote counted, the governing Croatian Democratic Union, or...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo, Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Electoral Commission, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, and members of the commission prepare to give a press conference at the commission headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August, the chief of the country’s election commission said Saturday, July 4, 2020, more than a year after the restoration of Parliament’s lower chamber, which was dissolved in 2014. Ibrahim, chairman of the National Election Authority, told a televised news conference that Senate elections will be held Aug. 11-12, with runoff elections to take place Sept. 8-9 if necessary. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Egypt sets August election dates for restored Senate

Jul. 4, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August, the chief of the country’s election commission said Saturday, more than a year after the restoration of Parliament’s lower chamber, which was dissolved in 2014. The body was reconstituted as part of constitutional...

Cyclists and pedestrians wait to cross a street near the electoral posters of Prime Minister incumbent Andrej Plenkovic, in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Croatia is holding a parliamentary election on July 5, 2020, with no clear winner in sight as the ruling conservatives' bid for re-election faces a strong challenge from both liberal and right-wing groups. (AP Photo/Sasa Kavic)

Croatia to hold election amid virus, political uncertainty

Jul. 3, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is holding a parliamentary election this weekend amid a coronavirus outbreak and with no clear winner in sight as none of the main contenders appears set to garner a majority of votes. The ballot on Sunday will take place as Croatia, like other parts of Europe, contends with...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Myanmar's election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

Jul. 1, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar announced Wednesday it will hold elections on Nov. 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments. The state Union Election Commission announced the date in a statement on its Facebook page. The last general election in 2015 brought to power the National League for...

Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

Fianna Fail party leader Micheal Martin leaves the Dail government in Dublin, where he has been officially elected as the new Irish Premier, Saturday June 27, 2020.  As part of a pact between Martin and former premier Varadkar, Martin will take the role of Premier until December 2021, with Mr Varadkar resuming the role for the remainder of the Government term of office. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Ireland's Micheál Martin to lead historic govt coalition

Jun. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Centrist politician Micheál Martin became Ireland’s new prime minister Saturday, fusing two longtime rival parties into a coalition four months after an election that upended the status quo. The deal will see Martin’s Fianna Fail govern with Fine Gael — the party of...

Montenegro police officers fire tear gas during protest in Podgorica, Montenegro, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Seven police officers were injured and dozens protesters have been detained, including two lawmakers of the Democratic Front, in opposition riots that broke out in several Montenegrin cities on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Dozens detained after pro-Serb protests in Montenegro

Jun. 25, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police have detained dozens of people after seven officers were injured in clashes with pro-Serb opposition protesters in several towns. Police say two opposition lawmakers were among those detained during protests late Wednesday in the capital, Podgorica, and...