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Abstentions in Brazil election could hurt governability

Aug. 21, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Attorney Carlos Gomes is a political junkie who plunged into campaigning for national and local candidates as a teenager. Two years ago, he even moved to Sao Paulo to work for a law firm that represents several candidates for office. However he says he won't be able to bring himself to...

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil's presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil's presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls: JAIR BOLSONARO The former army captain and seven-term congressman...

Trump fears a Mueller interview could bring perjury charge

Aug. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing concern that anything he tells special counsel Robert Mueller under oath could be used to charge him with perjury as part of Mueller's ongoing investigation into coordination between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. Trump repeatedly has said...

Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

Aug. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Campaigning in a north Georgia county where President Donald Trump got 70 percent of the vote, the Democratic nominee for governor recently talked about helping small businesses, expanding access to affordable health care and quality public education, and championing emerging energy...

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

Aug. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends. The youth-centric network will first publicize the effort Monday at its annual Video Music Awards being held at Radio City...

Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

Aug. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni. There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the security forces...

Mali constitutional court upholds election results

Aug. 20, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to a second five-year term. The court said Keita received 67 percent of the Aug. 12 runoff vote, beating opposition leader Soumaila Cisse who received more than 32 percent. There was a 34...

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

Aug. 20, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year. The youth-centric network will unveil the effort at Monday's Video Music Awards in New York. The drive is aimed at urging fans to make voting a communal effort with their...

Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today, thereby...

Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

Aug. 20, 2018 4:10 AM EDT

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump said Monday that she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also uses the name...