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Voters send decisive message against corruption in Peru

Dec. 10, 2018 5:41 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Voters in Peru have sent a decisive message to the nation's politicians: Push through measures to stamp out corruption. Official returns released Monday show that voters overwhelmingly favored three of the four proposals in a referendum on anti-corruption measures. Over 12 million...

A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote

Dec. 10, 2018 11:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union. Brexit explained: HOW DID WE GET HERE? Voters across the United Kingdom backed leaving the EU by a vote of 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent in a referendum...

Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption

Dec. 9, 2018 9:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum ballot...

UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed

Dec. 9, 2018 1:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union. May is fighting to save her...

Libya to vote on new constitution before February

Dec. 6, 2018 12:13 PM EST

BANGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The chairman of Libya's elections commission said Thursday that the beleaguered North African nation will hold a referendum on a new constitution before the end of February. The announcement by Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small step toward restoring unity and political stability after...

Electoral court accepts Bolivian president's re-election bid

Dec. 5, 2018 5:44 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's top electoral court has accepted President Evo Morales' candidacy for a fourth term in office despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such a re-election. Electoral Tribunal President Maria Eugenia Choque announced the ruling Tuesday night to journalists, but...

UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit

Dec. 4, 2018 3:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's government two bruising defeats Tuesday, and that was before lawmakers began an epic debate that will decide the fate of May's European Union divorce deal and her political career. Opening five days of debate on the Brexit agreement, May...

Mexico's new leader says military essential to fight crime

Dec. 2, 2018 7:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico's military for public security to address a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking before rows of generals at a sun-drenched military...

UK leader focused on passing Brexit deal despite uncertainty

Nov. 30, 2018 6:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the opposition Labour Party of betraying the British people by trying to stop Brexit as she went on the offensive Friday in her battle to win approval of the widely criticized divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union. With less than...

New leftist president promises transformation of Mexico

Nov. 30, 2018 12:05 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is folksy, plain-spoken, and spontaneous — perhaps too much so for financial markets, which have been roiled in advance of his inauguration Saturday. Lopez Obrador is the first president since the Mexican Revolution to rise...