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Cyprus presidential candidates push leadership credentials

Feb. 03, 2023 11:18 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The three front-runners vying for the presidency of ethnically split Cyprus wound down their campaigns Friday, putting pronouncements of their leadership credentials ahead of issues two days before the election. Opinion polls indicate that none of the three,...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...

Wisconsin's largest vote audit finds no machine errors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Election Commission unanimously approved on Thursday the results of a hand-count audit of the November election, which found that voting machines worked as intended. Auditors inspected 222,075 ballots — the largest audit in state history — and...

Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

Feb. 02, 2023 04:11 AM EST

London (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party lawmakers to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat. It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100...

Bill advances that would ban guns at polls in New Mexico

Feb. 02, 2023 01:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit firearms at New Mexico polling places during elections with exceptions for police officers cleared its first hurdle at the Legislature on Wednesday. A Senate panel voted 6-3 along party lines, with Republicans in opposition, to...

Biden approval steady after document discovery: AP-NORC Poll

Feb. 02, 2023 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. adults disapprove than approve of the way President Joe Biden has handled the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, a new poll shows, but that seems to have had little impact on his overall approval rating. The new poll from...

Myanmar resistance steadfast against army rule 2 years later

Feb. 01, 2023 09:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party regains national momentum

Feb. 01, 2023 04:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Austria’s populist far-right Freedom Party was ousted from the national coalition government over a major corruption scandal, and voters punished it at the ballot box. But the party’s nearly double-digit gains in Sunday’s regional election...

Brazilian volleyball player suspended over Lula poll

Jan. 31, 2023 17:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian volleyball club Cruzeiro suspended Olympic gold medalist Wallace de Souza on Tuesday after he conducted a social media poll asking his fans whether they would shoot Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the face. The 35-year-old de Souza, who...

Cyprus picks new president amid economic doubt, ethnic split

Jan. 31, 2023 03:36 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriots are voting Sunday for a new president who they’ll expect to decisively steer the small island nation through shifting geopolitical sands and uncertain economic times that have become people's overriding concern, eclipsing stalemated efforts to remedy the...