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The Latest: Green party gains strength in Irish votes

May. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

May. 25, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Voters in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia cast ballots Saturday in the European Parliament elections in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties that want closer ties among EU countries. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this...

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced...

India's ruling alliance elects Modi as house leader

May. 25, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Newly elected lawmakers from India's ruling alliance led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party elected Narendra Modi as their leader on Saturday, paving the way for his second five-year term as prime minister after a thunderous victory in national elections. BJP president Amit...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

2020 candidate Klobuchar releases plan to help US farmers

May. 25, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has come out with a plan to help farmers that includes raising the debt limit on farm bankruptcies and increasing access to government loan programs. The Minnesota senator is promoting the proposals during a weekend visit to Iowa. Low commodity...

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

May. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign. The event in Vermont takes place on the lawn of the Statehouse on Saturday afternoon and thousands are expected to attend. The campaign says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

May. 25, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance...

The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

May. 25, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian...