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Russian opposition rallies for Moscow election candidates

Jul. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders and...

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

Jul. 12, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a failed mayoral candidate who threatened his townspeople on social media has been convicted of making a pipe bomb. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson announced Thursday that Jonathan Edward White faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said Tennessee...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

The Latest: Sudan general: More officers sought in coup try

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on attempted coup in Sudan (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of Sudan's ruling military council, says security forces are pursuing additional officers who took part in plotting an attempted military coup. The council said in a statement that at...

Warren, Sanders, O'Rourke and Castro set for Milwaukee forum

Jul. 11, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC. Each candidate will be onstage for 20 minutes Thursday evening. Immigration is...

Special election to be held to fill Scranton mayor's term

Jul. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A special election will be held in November to fill the unexpired term of a former northeastern Pennsylvania mayor who resigned and pleaded guilty to charges that he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that Scranton council...

Albanian lawmakers launch investigation to oust president

Jul. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's opposition parties resumed anti-government protests Monday after their boycott of June 30 municipal elections, which were mostly won by the governing Socialists. Opposition parties have organized protests since mid-February to air accusations that the Socialist government...

Sudan's military council to be dissolved in transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's top general says the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing deal reached with protesters last week. The military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed last week...

Albania's ruling Socialists win local polls overwhelmingly

Jul. 3, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results show that Albania's ruling Socialist Party won all but two districts in last weekend's municipal elections that were boycotted by the opposition. Counting on the website of the Central Election Commission, the body that monitors the elections, showed that s the...

Albania president denounces municipal elections

Jul. 2, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Tuesday denounced Sunday's municipal elections as a "farce" and urged new polls to resolve the country's political crisis. President Ilir Meta had tried to cancel the elections, saying they would be undemocratic without the participation of Albania's...