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India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty....

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House

May. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules. The ruling against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is likely to increase political tensions in...

The Latest: Pakistan PM congratulates Modi on India election

May. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian counterpart for success in a massive general election. With early election results showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist...

Theresa May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

May. 23, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May was due to meet senior ministers to discuss her Brexit bill as plans to put it...

Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

May. 23, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

KARPENISI, Greece (AP) — In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland." Harder to find, however, are young people. The area — a winding,...

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

May. 23, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me some questions yourself and stop reading?" Other times, he...

Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweep

May. 23, 2019 8:30 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweep.

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini," unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator's body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. One-armed salutes and fascist slogans shouted at protests. Italy's right-wing interior minister skipping...

The Latest: Merkel's party offers talks with YouTube critic

May. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 1 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is offering talks with a YouTube star whose video attacking it has garnered 5 million views. The YouTuber, who goes by the name Rezo, posted an expletive-laden...

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court. The apparently orchestrated chaos that turned central Jakarta into a...