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The Latest: Scottish party won't accept Brexit plans

Oct. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The leader of the independence-minded Scottish National Party says her party will never accept British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans. Nicola Sturgeon told her party conference Tuesday that Scottish voters had opposed leaving...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

SC county takes step toward changing its form of government

Oct. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Chester County has taken a step toward changing its form of government. Chester County now has a Council-Supervisor form of government. If voters get a chance to decide on a new form of government, it would be a Council-Administrator setup. Unlike a supervisor, an administrator is...

Evo Morales faces toughest test to keep power in Bolivia

Oct. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — He was a llama shepherd from the Bolivian highlands who one day became the first indigenous president of a majority indigenous nation, a leftist union leader of rowdy street protests who came to preside over more than a decade of business-boosting economic growth in South America's...

Italian lawmakers back overhaul to reduce their seats

Oct. 8, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers have backed a radical overhaul of the country's parliament that will see around a third of them losing their job. The long-awaited reform, overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the lower house, will see the total number of lawmakers slashed by about a third, from 945 to 600. The...

UK's Labour Party backs leader; to stay neutral on Brexit

Sep. 23, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party voted Monday in support of leader Jeremy Corbyn's bid to remain neutral on the question of whether Britain should proceed with plans to leave the European Union or change course. Despite deep splits between Corbyn and many party members on the key Brexit...

Student ambassadors display new $90 million Sartell HS

Sep. 23, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — There's a group of Sartell High School students who hope to set the tone in their new school building. At an open house on a recent Saturday, and on the first day of school, student ambassadors worked to establish "a good vibe, for lack of a better word," said senior Amber Pietrowski,...

UK's Labour Party in turmoil as vote to oust deputy ditched

Sep. 21, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's major opposition Labour Party was trying to defuse a major row Saturday after a close ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn sought to oust his deputy, a move that prompted a furious outcry from many in the party. While the attempt to dislodge Tom Watson was ditched after Corbyn intervened,...

Mainers will likely have final vote on vaccine exemptions

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to undo state lawmakers' elimination of religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted Wednesday are validated by the state. Mainers for Health and Parental Rights delivered more than 77,000 signatures...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

Sep. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the...