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EU urges Albania's opposition to hold peaceful protests

May. 25, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock. The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition is staging a protest...

Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army

May. 25, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders on Saturday issued a call for a two-day general strike next week in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which spearheaded the protests that led the army to oust...

The Latest: Green party gains strength in Irish votes

May. 25, 2019 11:44 AM 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...

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

May. 25, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting that the country's foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, Iraqi President...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

May. 25, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

May. 25, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours, according to two groups that provide legal and advocacy services to patients in need. They...

Massachusetts Statehouse hearing to focus on sports betting

May. 25, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — How best to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts will be the focus of a pair of hearings at the Statehouse this week as lawmakers work to tackle the latest shift in the state's gambling landscape. The hearings will focus on several bills that aim to regulate betting on sports events,...