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Opposition push to set up probe could force Canada election

Oct. 20, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government said Monday an opposition push for an anti-corruption committee will trigger a vote that could force a fall election in Canada. Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez said the government considers the Conservative motion to be a matter of...

A Sri Lankan vegetable seller pushes his cart past posters against a proposed constitutional amendment that would consolidate power in the president’s hands in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Sinhalese reads

Sri Lanka court: Constitutional amendment needs referendum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s highest court has ruled that four sections of a proposed amendment to the constitution that would consolidate power in the president’s hands will need approval in a public referendum to become law because they are against the people's sovereignty. The...

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti , left, and members of the court listens during the Golden Dawn trial, in Athens, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A prosecutor has recommended all former lawmakers of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party who have been sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a criminal organization should be allowed to remain free pending appeal.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Prosecutor recommends suspended sentences for Golden Dawn

Oct. 19, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday recommended that all former lawmakers of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party who have been convicted and sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a criminal organization should be allowed to remain free until their appeal has been heard....

Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov, left, walks behind Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov during an official transfer of power ceremony at the Kyrgyzstan Parliament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Kyrgyzstan's embattled president has his resignation after a disputed parliamentary election in the Central Asian nation. It's the third time in 15 years that a leader of the country has been ousted by a popular uprising. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Kyrgyzstan's prime minister becomes acting president

Oct. 16, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister became the acting head of state Friday in the wake of the president's resignation amid turmoil sparked by a disputed parliamentary election. Supporters of newly appointed Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov, rallied in the capital, Bishkek, and threatened to storm...

Protesters react waving Kyrgyz national flags as they wait for Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov speech in front of the government building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Kyrgyzstan's embattled president has discussed his possible resignation with his newly appointed prime minister in a bid to end the political crisis in the Central Asian country after a disputed parliamentary election. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov held talks with Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov a day after refusing to appoint him to the post over concerns whether parliament could legitimately nominate him. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Kyrgyzstan president faces pressure to resign amid turmoil

Oct. 14, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's embattled president on Wednesday dismissed a call to step down, saying he would stay on the job until the political situation in the Central Asian country stabilizes after a disputed parliamentary election. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov held talks with Prime Minister Sadyr...

3 election candidates from Myanmar's ruling party abducted

Oct. 14, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Three election candidates from Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party were abducted Wednesday by an unknown armed group in the western state of Rakhine, a party official said. Min Aung, a member of the Rakhine state parliament, Ni Ni May Myint, a lower house...

Sri Lanka Catholic bishops oppose proposed charter amendment

Oct. 13, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Catholic leaders urged the government on Tuesday not to proceed with a constitutional amendment that would consolidate power in the president’s hands, saying it would undermine democracy. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka said the government...

A Kyrgyz army soldier checks a car at a checkpoint in a street in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Kyrgyzstan's president on Monday ordered a new, week-long state of emergency in the country's capital after parliament failed to consider and approve his previous order within the legally required three days. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Kyrgyz president declares new state of emergency

Oct. 12, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's president on Monday ordered a new, week-long state of emergency in the country's capital after parliament failed to consider and approve his previous order within the legally required three days. The confusion reflected the chaos that has engulfed the country after a disputed...

Lithuania's Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats party Chairman Gabrielius Landsbergis speaks to the media as he waits for the results of the first round Lithuania's parliamentary elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Lithuanians have voted in the first round of the parliamentary election in which the electorate will choose 141 national lawmakers, and the ruling four-party coalition is facing a stiff challenge from the opposition. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Lithuania's center-right heads toward an election win

Oct. 12, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's opposition conservative Homeland Union party claimed victory Monday in the first round of the country's general election, winning 23 seats in 141-seat parliament as the center-right opposition appears on track to win the vote, defeating the ruling four-party coalition....

People wear face masks to protect against coronavirus as they cast their ballots during the parliamentary elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Polls opened Sunday for the first round of national election in Lithuania, where voters will renew the 141-seat parliament and the ruling four-party coalition is widely expected to face a stiff challenge from the opposition to remain in office. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Lithuania holds national vote, coalition talks expected

Oct. 11, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in the first round of the parliamentary election in which the electorate will choose 141 national lawmakers, and the ruling four-party coalition is facing a stiff challenge from the opposition. After polls had closed at 1700 GMT (1 p.m. EDT), Lithuania's...