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2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

Apr. 18, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly. Projections released Thursday suggest the center-right European...

Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. In one of the president's...

Vineeta Deepak to lead AP's coverage of South Asia region

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director to lead coverage of a region stretching from the heights of the Himalayas to the tropics of the Indian Ocean. From her base in the...

Police sergeant loses job after white nationalist probe

Apr. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A police sergeant who was investigated for ties to white nationalists has lost his job with Virginia Capitol Police. Capitol Police issued a statement Wednesday saying Robert Stamm has been "separated from his employment" with the division, effective immediately. In February, the...

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Apr. 17, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results showed Wednesday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto. Vote counts from five independent survey groups showed Widodo with a clear...

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Apr. 17, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

Apr. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

Apr. 16, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim...

Strongman vies with 'people's president' to lead Indonesia

Apr. 16, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the final moves of Indonesia's presidential campaign, one candidate dashed to Saudi Arabia to meet its king and perform a minor pilgrimage. The other attended a feline photography exhibition and giggled with delight at a giant photo of his own pet cat. For the world's most...