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Opponents pile on Republican Rosendale in US House debate

Oct. 01, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale was slammed over his opposition to aid for Ukraine and votes against federal projects that could benefit Montana, during a live Saturday night debate in eastern Montana's U.S. House race that showed deep policy divisions between the...

Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

Oct. 01, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their independence Saturday with the country's leader acknowledging the economic and security hardships citizens are facing as they prepare to vote for a new president in four months. Nigerian President Muhammadu...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro skips Congress' Independence celebration

Sep. 08, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro skipped a congressional celebration of the country’s independence bicentennial on Thursday, a day after he used the national festivities as a campaign event for his reelection. His absence on short notice added to a rift...

Bolsonaro turns Brazil's bicentennial into campaign rally

Sep. 08, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro transformed the nation’s bicentennial Wednesday into a multi-city campaign event, but didn't use his appearances to undermine the upcoming election as his opponents had feared. Bolsonaro, who trails former President Luiz...

Covering Gorbachev: AP remembers his wit, wisdom, warmth

Sep. 02, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

When news hit that Mikhail Gorbachev had died at age 91, Associated Press journalists around the world began sharing their “Gorby” stories from covering the last Soviet leader or interviewing him in Russia or abroad in the three decades that followed. They remember his temper and sense of...

Brazil's independence museum reopening ahead of bicentennial

Sep. 01, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — It took nearly a decade of renovations, but finally one of Brazil's most popular museums is reopening as part of the country's bicentennial celebrations. The Paulista Museum is in the heart of the manicured grounds of Sao Paulo's Independence Park and holds more...

Brazil vote: Executives under scrutiny after coup chatter

Aug. 23, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Weeks ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, police carried out search warrants Tuesday targeting several business leaders who allegedly participated in a private chat group that included comments favoring a possible coup and military involvement in politics. ...

Bolsonaro welcomes emperor's heart for Brazil bicentennial

Aug. 23, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The embalmed heart of the emperor who declared Brazil's independence returned to the South American nation Tuesday for ceremonies worthy of a head of state as the country prepares to celebrate its bicentennial. The heart of Pedro I, contained in a golden...

Symbolism, empty seats: soccer returns to Ukraine amid war

Aug. 23, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With two teams playing in an empty stadium hundreds of miles away from their hometowns, the Ukrainian soccer league started its new season Tuesday after a poignant ceremony paying tribute to those fighting in the war with Russia. The opening match at Kyiv’s...