Latest Elections News

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

Dec. 12, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take...

Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Dec. 12, 2019 4:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Adding to the uncertainties overhanging the markets this week, Britain will vote in a national election Thursday that will likely determine...

Israelis contend with reality of third straight election

Dec. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were grappling on Thursday with the confounding reality of unprecedented third national elections in less than a year, after Parliament was dissolved and the date for the next vote was set — further extending months of political paralysis that has gripped the country....

What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit

Dec. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain on Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party doesn't fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support his...

The main parties and policies in the British election

Dec. 12, 2019 2:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s election for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed...

Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea

Dec. 12, 2019 12:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions by negotiating prescription drug prices. Thursday the House will vote on a bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would deliver that and much more. But Trump is not on board. The California Democrat's legislation is expected to pass...

India's Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill

Dec. 11, 2019 11:56 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, even though critics said it undermines the country's secular constitution. The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists,...

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Dec. 11, 2019 9:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 23,433.83, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% to 6,706.90. South...

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Dec. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or...

Michigan is poised to legalize sports, online gambling

Dec. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gamblers in a state with three commercial casinos in Detroit and two-dozen tribal casinos elsewhere. The bills reflect a compromise with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after lawmakers...