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Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race....

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

Jun. 23, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa's second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses...

Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

Jun. 23, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about 16...

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader says blast went off inches away

Jun. 23, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on explosion at Zimbabwe president's campaign rally (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Zimbabwe's president says the explosive device in an attack on his campaign rally went off a "few inches away from me, but it is not my time." President Emmerson Mnangagwa told the state...

The Latest: Macron wants asylum centers to hold migrants

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that France and Spain want arriving migrants in Europe to be quickly placed in "closed centers" so authorities can decide whether they're eligible to apply for asylum. Macron spoke...

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions. Though the trip is being...

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to delay or...

Delay to choose company to replace Louisiana voting machines

Jun. 23, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will take longer than expected to pick the company to replace the state's decade-old voting machines. In May, the Secretary of State's Office said a winner bidder was expected to be chosen this month. But the agency said Thursday that timeline has been pushed back. No new...

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president's spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump's team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's skewed claims on immigration, economy

Jun. 23, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth when it comes to the impact of his administration's policy regarding separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. He falsely suggests that a newly signed executive order will permanently solve the problem of separations by...