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Exit poll: German governing parties lose ground in EU election, big gains for Greens, small gains for far-right

May. 26, 2019 12:03 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Exit poll: German governing parties lose ground in EU election, big gains for Greens, small gains for far-right.

The Latest: Voter turnout higher in France, Spain, Germany

May. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 5:50 p.m. France's Interior Ministry says turnout for the European Parliament election was up in the country compared to previous vote. In France, turnout was over 43% at 5 p.m. (1500GMT), compared with 35% at the same...

Wisconsin's new Democratic governor, GOP not getting along

May. 26, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new Democratic governor and the Republicans who control the Legislature are having such a hard time getting along that even the signing of a seemingly innocuous, unanimously approved bill morphed into a partisan fight. It's only been months since Tony Evers took over as...

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

May. 26, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to...

Sudan's leading opposition party rejects strike call

May. 26, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A leading Sudanese opposition party says it is refusing a call by protest leaders for a two-day general strike, in a sign of divisions within the pro-democracy movement that is challenging military rule in Sudan. The opposition Umma Party said Sunday it opposes the "preparations and...

The Latest: European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

May. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate. "BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly...

India's ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

May. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday following his thunderous victory in national elections. Modi met with his outgoing Cabinet ministers and later presented his resignation along with theirs to President Ram Nath...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

May. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a...