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EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

Nov. 26, 2021 03:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister's resignation. Australian...

Solomon Islands leader blames foreign powers for unrest

Nov. 26, 2021 00:21 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday blamed foreign interference over his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing for anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days....

Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Turkish police break up protest against rising living costs

Nov. 24, 2021 13:20 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish riot police on Wednesday broke up a protest in Istanbul by demonstrators denouncing the government’s economic policies and the surging cost of living. Dozens of protesters were detained. The protesters, mostly members of left-wing groups, were...

Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later

Nov. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government. The...

Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat.

70 West Point graduates call on Alaska lawmaker to resign

Nov. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group, saying his affiliation has betrayed the values of the U.S. Military Academy that he attended. A letter signed...

Lebanon's interior minister: crisis with Gulf could worsen

Nov. 23, 2021 14:32 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister said Tuesday that every delay in resolving the diplomatic crisis with Gulf nations threatens to affect the lives of more Lebanese already reeling from a massive economic crisis. Bassam Mawlawi said resolving the crisis begins...

DeSantis names former pandemic leader to county commission

Nov. 23, 2021 14:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday appointed former state emergency management director Jared Moskowitz to a seat on the Broward County Commission. Moskowitz, a Democrat, resigned as head of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management in...

Yuma official resigns after agreeing to guilty plea in crash

Nov. 23, 2021 13:31 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma's city administrator has resigned after agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in a crash originally charged as a hit-and-run. City Administrator Philip Rodriguez on Monday submitted his resignation effective Jan. 22, according to a statement...