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Decision day looms in NY party primaries

Jun. 21, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. The contests include one likely to decide who becomes...

Armenian leader's party wins snap vote despite defeat in war

Jun. 21, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Results released Monday showed that the party of Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won snap parliamentary elections which he called to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. With all precincts counted,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 21, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 20, 2021. Editorial: Fairer Ohio redistricting does not include arming one party at taxpayer expense In two separate constitutional referendums, in 2015 and 2018, Ohio voters overwhelming rejected grotesquely partisan...

Armenian PM's party far ahead with partial election results

Jun. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Partial results in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections show a strong lead for the party of acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, who called the election in a bid to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. But as the count...

Libya's interim government reopens Mediterranean highway

Jun. 20, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim authorities reopened on Sunday the Mediterranean coastal highway linking the country’s long-divided eastern and western cities, in the latest bid to reunite the territories after years of civil war. The announcement comes three days...

Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuclear deal

Jun. 20, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett opened his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday by slamming Iran's newly-elected president and calling on world powers to “wake up” to the perils of returning to a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Later in the...

Far right falters as conservatives lead French regional vote

Jun. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s far-right party stumbled, French President Emmanuel Macron's centrists crashed and incumbent conservatives surged ahead in the first round of regional elections Sunday that were dominated by security issues and a record-low turnout. What...

Analysis: Controversies had unexpected twists in La. session

Jun. 20, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legislative session saw lawmakers engage in many of the same cultural clashes as their counterparts in other states and several of their own unique disputes, but with some surprising outcomes. The majority-Republican House and Senate...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

Judge to hear motions to toss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia's most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in...