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The Latest: UK Tories narrow prime minister race to 3

Jun. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to its final three candidates, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt chasing front-runner Boris Johnson for a spot...

Police fire tear gas as thousands in Malawi protest election

Jun. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Police in Malawi have fired tear gas at some protesters as thousands demonstrate in major cities over last month's disputed election. Thursday's confrontation in Blantyre occurred as some protesters tore down and burned billboards showing President Peter Mutharika, who narrowly won...

Israel's Arab parties reunite for upcoming elections

Jun. 20, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Four political parties representing Israel's Arab minority have announced they will unite for the upcoming parliamentary elections. After last spring's disappointing showing, the move looks to boost turnout and improve Arab representation in parliament. The four factions first united in...

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

Jun. 20, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is urging Conservative Party leadership contenders to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European Union falter. Philip Hammond is expected to use his Mansion House showcase speech in the City of London on Thursday...

Biden's words on segregationist senators draw rivals' fire

Jun. 20, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the 2020 nomination, including the two major black candidates in the race, roundly criticized...

Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

Jun. 20, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The New Jersey senator's clemency plan would affect...

UK Tories to pick final 2 contenders for prime minister

Jun. 20, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservatives were set to pick two candidates Thursday who will square off to become the country's next prime minister. Tory lawmakers will vote to eliminate two contenders from a four-strong field that includes ex-foreign minister and London mayor Boris Johnson, current...

EU leaders set for major battle over bloc's top jobs

Jun. 20, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With several top officials on their way out of the European Union by the end of fall, EU leaders are gathering Thursday for a major political horse-trading exercise that is as mindboggling as it is competitive on how to replace them while keeping all 28 member states happy. Well, at least...

The Latest: Biden says Booker, not he, should apologize

Jun. 20, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" decades ago when he served alongside segregationists. He says if anyone should apologize, it...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Jun. 20, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's...