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South Korea's opposition party wins 2 key local elections

Apr. 08, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest cities, a blow to President Moon Jae-in ahead of next year’s presidential vote. Oh Se-hoon of the opposition...

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

Apr. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — They're not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China's Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the two superpowers...

AP-NORC poll: Biden bolstered by strong marks on pandemic

Mar. 31, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are broadly supportive of President Joe Biden’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll finds, and approval of his stewardship of the economy has ticked up following passage of a sprawling $1.9 trillion relief bill. But...

Next slide, please: Inside wonky White House virus briefings

Mar. 31, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No matter how encouraging Andy Slavitt's news is at the government’s coronavirus briefings, he can always count on next-up Dr. Rochelle Walensky to deliver a downbeat. After the tumultuous briefings of the Trump era — when top doctors would troop...

Leader of Merkel's party vows to boost German voters' trust

Mar. 30, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party pledged Tuesday to restore voters' confidence after discontent over Germany's pandemic management and a scandal over lawmakers enriching themselves in mask-procurement deals led to a sharp drop in its approval ratings. ...

Bolsonaro forced into Cabinet shuffle, changes top diplomat

Mar. 29, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday amid intense pressure to change his foreign relations minister whose tenure has been characterized by an anti-globalism bent that made him a lightning rod for critics. In addition...

Correction: Martin Luther King's Traffic Stop story

Mar. 18, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — In a story May 4, 2020, about a traffic case involving the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that influenced the election of President John F. Kennedy, The Associated Press erroneously reported, relying on information in Taylor Branch’s book “Parting the Waters: America in...

AP-NORC poll: Americans largely back Biden's virus response

Mar. 09, 2021 11:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

VIRUS TODAY: Vaccinated adults await advice on family visits

Mar. 05, 2021 16:01 PM EST

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: Nearly 54.1 million people, or 16.3% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the CDC. Some 27.7...

DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

Mar. 03, 2021 17:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team. The largely popular first-term Republican...