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Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Jan. 16, 2019 2:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media...

May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Jan. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was battling to...

Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

Jan. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand returned Wednesday to her upstate New York hometown to preview a campaign that is expected to put gender front and center. Speaking outside a Troy diner she said is...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

2020 hopeful Castro tells NH voters that 'everyone counts'

Jan. 16, 2019 12:20 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-year-old...

ICC judges say Gbagbo should be released following acquittal

Jan. 16, 2019 11:06 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges said Wednesday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister should be released immediately following their acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence in 2010. Prosecutors have...

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

Jan. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a perilous "no-confidence" vote in Parliament Wednesday after her plan to withdraw from the European Union suffered the biggest defeat for a government in the House of Commons in modern history. The challenge to May's authority, also known as...

Sweden nears end of political deadlock; Lofven may stay PM

Jan. 16, 2019 9:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden moved a step closer to forming a center-left governing coalition after a small left-wing party on Wednesday cleared the path for him to serve a second term. The move could end a four-month deadlock to form a coalition in Sweden....

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

Jan. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal. Brandenburg governor Dietmar Woidke said Wednesday that "it's really important to create positive examples" of countries taking decisions to curb climate change....

Model who said she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

Jan. 16, 2019 9:39 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has told Russian media that she can't wait to be released. Anastasia Vashukevich who has been in a Thai prison since February last year was given a...