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Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May. 26, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

May. 26, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 26, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the...

Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence

May. 26, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open. Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Also Sunday, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza faces 96th-ranked...

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalize divorce laws

May. 26, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country's constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce. Election officials said Sunday a constitutional requirement that couples be separated for four years before being allowed to divorce will be removed. It will...

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

May. 26, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been campaigning hard to boost his...

The Latest: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections

May. 26, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (0700GMT) and the first estimates and exit polls were expected by 6 p.m. (1700GMT). In the...

Europe's voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

May. 26, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between euroskeptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity. Right-wing nationalists who...

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

May. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication...

The Latest: European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...