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Stunning defeat for Modi's party in New Delhi elections

Feb. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies, including a new national citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Saturday's New...

A person holds a flag during a meeting of the 'yes to protection of lesbians, gays and bisexuals committee' in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Swiss voters are delivering their verdict Sunday on a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Swiss voters approve outlawing anti-gay discrimination

Feb. 9, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters approved by a wide margin Sunday a measure that will make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Switzerland's parliament in late 2018 approved expanding the country's existing anti-discrimination law to make it illegal to publicly...

People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Feb. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...

Swiss to decide fate of recent 'anti-homophobia' legislation

Feb. 8, 2020 3:55 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to support a measure passed in parliament to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. Polls show solid support for what's been billed as an “anti-homophobia” law, but opponents...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with Catalan regional President Quim Torra at the Palace of the Generalitat, the headquarter of the Government of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain's govt sets timing of talks with Catalonia leaders

Feb. 6, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government and leaders of the Catalonia region will start formal talks this month in a bid to end one of the biggest political crises since Spain's return to democracy in the late 1970s, the country's prime minister said Thursday. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez...

Guinea's president going ahead with disputed referendum

Feb. 4, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president announced late Tuesday that he would go ahead with a contested plan to revise the West African country's constitution next month, a move that threatened to further inflame political tensions after a series of deadly demonstrations. "This is a constitutional coup. I...

Brexit supporters gather during a rally at the Parliament square in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Latest: History arrives: UK leaves EU after 47 years

Jan. 31, 2020 6:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure Friday night from the European Union: 11:15 p.m. Britain has left the European Union after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. Brexit became official Friday at 11 p.m. in London and midnight in Brussels,...

Brexit supporters burn a European Union flag in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

Jan. 31, 2020 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union: Jan. 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron promises a referendum on Britain's membership in the EU if the Conservative Party wins the next general election. He does so to try to garner support among...

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out the case for a second referendum on Scottish independence, during a statement at Bute House in Edinburgh, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Neil Hanna/PA via AP)

Scottish Parliament urges post-Brexit independence vote

Jan. 29, 2020 1:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s Parliament voted Wednesday to hold a new referendum on Scottish independence, a move intended to increase political pressure on the British government as the U.K. leaves the European Union. Lawmakers in the Edinburgh-based legislature voted 64-54 to call for holding a...

FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson drives a JCB through a symbolic wall with the Conservative Party slogan 'Get Brexit Done' in the digger bucket, during an election campaign event at the JCB manufacturing facility in Uttoxeter, England. Johnson's Conservatives won an overwhelming majority in the election two days later and Britain is now scheduled to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Britain's EU Journey: When Johnson gambled to deliver Brexit

Jan. 29, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...