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Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Seeking comeback, Sessions faces Tuberville in Alabama race

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces former college football coach Tommy Tuberville — a political newcomer endorsed by President Donald Trump. Trump casts a long shadow over the Alabama race, backing Tuberville...

Ivory Coast vice president resigns citing personal reasons

Jul. 13, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's vice president has submitted his resignation less than a week after the prime minister died, officials said Monday, throwing the West African country's political scene into further disarray three months before pivotal national elections. Daniel Kablan Duncan had...

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attending parliament session at parliament lower house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia PM wins test of support, ousts house speaker

Jul. 13, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin narrowly won a motion to remove the speaker of parliament on Monday, scraping through the first test of his support nearly five months after taking power. The move came as parliament resumed after months of delay because of the...

Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

Protesters loot office of Mali president's political party

Jul. 12, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Protesters ransacked a building belonging to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's political party on Sunday, underscoring the tensions that remain in Mali, even after the president met one of their top demands. The latest unrest at a neighborhood headquarters for Keita's RPM party came...

7 arrested, 2 officers hurt as police clear out protest

Jul. 12, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say seven people were arrested and two officers were injured Sunday as police worked to clear out a crowd of protesters who had camped outside St. Louis City Hall to call for the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson. Sunday's arrests came during police's second effort to remove...

Bulgarian president urges PM and government to resign

Jul. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country. President Ruman Radev said Saturday in a nationally televised...

Top adviser to governor resignes after DUI arrest

Jul. 11, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top adviser to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has resigned after he was charged with driving under the influence. Daniel Connors, a former Democratic state lawmaker who rose to become Senate majority leader, was pulled over by Narragansett police on Wednesday, according to court...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One at Dallas Love Field in Dallas with Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville. Trump has endorsed Tuberville in the race, turning decisively against his former attorney general with direct appeals for Alabama voters to reject Sessions's candidacy. “Do not trust Jeff Sessions,” Trump tweeted this spring. “He let our Country down.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Jul. 11, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go...

Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

Mali's president urges dialogue after thousands protest

Jul. 10, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita went on national television early Saturday, urging dialogue with his opponents just hours after thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the capital with some pushing their way into state television offices. Friday's developments...

Alabama's US attorney submits resignation

Jul. 10, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government's top prosecutor for Alabama's Northern District is resigning. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town on Friday announced his resignation, effective Wednesday, July 15. “After much thoughtful prayer and great personal consideration, I have made the decision to...