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FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Doral, Fla. A federal appellate court has stayed a lower court ruling that gave impoverished Florida felons the right to vote. The order issued Wednesday, July 1, 2020, disappointed voting rights activists and could have national implications in November's presidential election. In May, a federal judge ruled that Florida law can’t stop disenfranchised felons from voting because they can’t pay back any legal fees and restitution they owe. DeSantis immediately appealed to the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting a stay of the ruling and a review of the case by the full appeals court. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Florida reports 10,000 daily coronavirus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida has reported 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time. That daily number on Thursday is six times higher than the daily record less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths for the second time in a week. The seven-day average for daily deaths is...

Myanmar's election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

Jul. 1, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar announced Wednesday it will hold elections on Nov. 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments. The state Union Election Commission announced the date in a statement on its Facebook page. The last general election in 2015 brought to power the National League for...

Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

Fianna Fail party leader Micheal Martin leaves the Dail government in Dublin, where he has been officially elected as the new Irish Premier, Saturday June 27, 2020.  As part of a pact between Martin and former premier Varadkar, Martin will take the role of Premier until December 2021, with Mr Varadkar resuming the role for the remainder of the Government term of office. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Ireland's Micheál Martin to lead historic govt coalition

Jun. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Centrist politician Micheál Martin became Ireland’s new prime minister Saturday, fusing two longtime rival parties into a coalition four months after an election that upended the status quo. The deal will see Martin’s Fianna Fail govern with Fine Gael — the party of...

Montenegro police officers fire tear gas during protest in Podgorica, Montenegro, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Seven police officers were injured and dozens protesters have been detained, including two lawmakers of the Democratic Front, in opposition riots that broke out in several Montenegrin cities on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Dozens detained after pro-Serb protests in Montenegro

Jun. 25, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police have detained dozens of people after seven officers were injured in clashes with pro-Serb opposition protesters in several towns. Police say two opposition lawmakers were among those detained during protests late Wednesday in the capital, Podgorica, and...

Residents wearing masks line up to cast their vote outside of the Parliamentary election district voting station no.23-9 in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

Jun. 25, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian People’s Party retained a strong parliamentary majority, preliminary election results showed Thursday, as the U.S.-allied nation sandwiched between Russia and China held onto its democratic principles amid economic woes. The MPP secured 62 of 76 seats,...

Residents wearing masks line up to cast their vote outside of the Parliamentary election district voting station no.23-9 in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

Mongolians vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus success

Jun. 24, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians voted in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls were held amid considerable success in the country’s fight against the coronavirus,...

In this photo provided by Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong makes an announcement about general elections in Singapore. Lee called for early elections to seek a fresh mandate despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information via AP)

Singapore leader calls early elections despite pandemic

Jun. 23, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Tuesday for early general elections despite the coronavirus, saying the outbreak has stabilized and there is no assurance it will be over by next April, when the current government's term ends. Parliament was dissolved to pave the way for the...

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Economic concerns high as Mongolia holds national elections

Jun. 22, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia conducts parliamentary elections on Wednesday, upholding a nearly 30-year democratic system in a vast but lightly populated country sandwiched between authoritarian regimes in Russia and China and beset by economic problems. Mongolia is the second country after South...

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic prepares to vote, at a polling station, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Serbia's ruling populists are set to tighten their hold on power in a Sunday parliamentary election held amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in the Balkan country and a partial boycott by the opposition. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Ruling populist party claims landslide win in Serbia vote

Jun. 21, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president declared a landslide victory Sunday for his right-wing party in a parliamentary vote held amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus and a boycott of much of the opposition. Aleksandar Vucic told jubilant supporters that his Serbian Progressive...