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Israel's Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition

Oct. 21, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. In a statement, Netanyahu said he had worked...

Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power

Oct. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday. The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in...

What next after Boris Johnson denied vote on Brexit deal?

Oct. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce...

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Fractious Brexit saga to continue in Parliament, courts

Oct. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson's halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days. JOHNSON'S PUSH IN PARLIAMENT...

Swiss to elect new legislature, as polls suggest Green gains

Oct. 19, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters elect their parliament this weekend, a challenge for the populist right that has been dominant until now and an opportunity for green parties as environmental concerns have swept up much of Europe this year. Political analyst Pascal Sciarini of the University of Geneva cites a...

The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president Aoun

Oct. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Michel Aoun has received a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering." Aoun's office posted a photo of the...

Timeline of Catalan separatism that has rocked Spain

Oct. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times. The 12 were at the forefront of a secession attempt in 2017 that led to the biggest political crisis in Spain's modern history. Polls show that...

Trudeau could lose power in Canada's election Monday

Oct. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Bremmer, a prominent foreign policy expert, said Canada's party at the world economic forum is usually "the sleepiest thing you could do." It is typically held at a...