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Independence not on ballot but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 6:04 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

Regular voting ends as Bougainville considers independence

Dec. 3, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They voted in highland villages and on remote atolls. Even 15 youth who live in the jungle and wear bright Upe hats as they undergo traditional training to become men had the chance to vote. All across the Pacific region of Bougainville, people have voted in a historic...

The Latest: Hong Kong reopens major tunnel closed by protest

Nov. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday A major tunnel has reopened in Hong Kong after a two-week closure because of anti-government protests. Vehicles were lining up at the toll booths Wednesday morning for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel linking Hong Kong...

The Latest: Police negotiators seek to end HK campus siege

Nov. 25, 2019 3:23 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on local elections that took place amid the ongoing protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Hong Kong police are planning to send a team of negotiators into a university campus to coax a small group of protesters entrapped inside for over a week to surrender. The move...

The Latest: Pro-democracy group does well in Hong Kong vote

Nov. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong election (all times local): 6:25 a.m. Monday Partial returns show that pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

Nov. 24, 2019 5:18 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. A record 71% of the...

UK’s Boris Johnson has one thing on his mind: Brexit now

Nov. 24, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The formal launch of the Conservative Party’s election pledges Sunday centered around the key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s campaign: making Brexit happen. Speaking to a friendly crowd, Johnson trashed his opponents — most notably the Labour Party leader Jeremy...

Polls have opened in Hong Kong election seen as referendum on protests that have shaken city for more than 5 months

Nov. 23, 2019 6:36 PM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Polls have opened in Hong Kong election seen as referendum on protests that have shaken city for more than 5 months.

UK Labour Party leader Corbyn defends neutral Brexit stance

Nov. 23, 2019 1:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is defending his decision to remain neutral in a possible future referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Corbyn said Saturday that he plans to be an “honest broker” in a Brexit referendum rather than urge voters to...