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Solomon Islanders cast votes in an election that will shape relations with China

Apr. 17, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — Voting has closed across Solomon Islands on Wednesday in the South Pacific nation's first general election since the government switched diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to Beijing and struck a secret security pact that has raised fears of the Chinese navy...

An EU-wide survey shows that defense and security are among key issues ahead of upcoming elections

Apr. 17, 2024 05:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia's invasion of Ukraine is at the forefront of European Union citizens' minds, with defense and security seen as key campaign issues ahead of the June elections, according to a study published Wednesday. At national level, the EU's defense and security is...

Croatia votes in a parliamentary election that's a showdown between its president and prime minister

Apr. 17, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is voting Wednesday in a parliamentary election after a campaign that centered on a bitter rivalry between the president and prime minister of the country. The ballot pits the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, led by Prime...

European far-right conference resumes a day after police shut down the event

Apr. 17, 2024 04:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — An international conference of far-right politicians and supporters resumed in Brussels on Wednesday after the organizers launched a legal challenge against the authorities in the Belgian capital who feared the event could pose a threat to public order. Hungarian...

AP PHOTOS: Colorful roadshows and rallies mark India's election season before voting starts Friday

Apr. 17, 2024 03:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Every five years, the world’s most populous democracy holds a giant election for millions of Indians to cast their vote on a new parliament. And it does so in its usual flamboyance — with a spectacle of dance, drumbeats and firecrackers echoing across India as...

Anti-Trump Republican Larry Hogan navigates dangerous political terrain in pivotal Senate contest

Apr. 17, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Andy DePaola welcomed Larry Hogan to his family's restaurant with a big smile and a handshake. The warning came a few minutes later. DePaola, the 64-year-old namesake of DePaola's Bagel and Brunch here in Maryland’s conservative Eastern Shore, whispered...

Bob Graham, ex-US senator and Florida governor, dies at 87

Apr. 16, 2024 23:47 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. and two-term Florida Gov. Bob Graham, who gained national prominence as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks and as an early critic of the Iraq war, has died. He was 87. Graham's...

Figures and Dobson win nominations for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters decided primary runoffs on Tuesday for the state's newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District, setting up a potentially historic November race that could play a part in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Shomari...

Michigan Democrats win special elections to regain full control of state government

Apr. 16, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats won back a majority in the Michigan House and restored their party’s full control of state government Tuesday thanks to victories in two special elections. Mai Xiong won the special election in the 13th District, which covers Warren and part of...

Former UK leader Liz Truss backs Trump and blames others for her ouster after 49 days

Apr. 16, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During her 49 days as Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, Liz Truss sparked mayhem on the financial markets and turmoil within her Conservative Party. Now she is speaking up, and her message is: It wasn’t me. In interviews and a new book,...