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UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign with incumbent Sunak playing the underdog

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted from power. Voters will decide...

Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought on Thursday to underscore Republican resistance to the proposal. ...

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

May. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation Thursday, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his criminal...

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

May. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok is putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts that are attempting to exert influence abroad during a crucial election year. The company, which started labeling state-affiliated media two years ago, announced in a...

In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

May. 23, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa. (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their buckets. This is not a distant, rural community, but a township on the edge of the...

Far-right grouping in European Parliament expels high-flying Alternative for Germany party

May. 23, 2024 11:17 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A German far-right party set for big gains in upcoming European elections suffered another setback on Thursday when it was expelled from a right-wing group in the European Parliament. The Identity and Democracy group decided to expel Alternative for Germany from the...

FACT FOCUS: Trump distorts use of 'deadly force' language in FBI document for Mar-a-Lago search

May. 23, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump pointed to standard language in an unsealed FBI document to baselessly claim that the Biden administration wanted to kill him during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, nearly two years ago. “WOW! I just came out of the Biden...

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is betting that calmer economic conditions will get him re-elected

May. 23, 2024 11:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has portrayed himself as thorough and evidence-led. That's why his gamble to call a U.K. general election for July 4 has come as such a surprise. Those personal traits were supposed to be attributes that would endear him to British...

Chad swears in president after disputed election, ending years of military rule

May. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as the president on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition to democratic rule after he seized power three years ago. Deby Itno, also known as Mahamat Idriss Deby, took power after...

Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

May. 23, 2024 10:22 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats will caucus across the state Thursday to select their nominee for the White House, giving President Joe Biden more delegates after he already clinched his party's 2024 nomination. Caucusgoers also will elect delegates pledged to the nominee for...