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Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

France elects regional leaders, preps for presidential vote

Jun. 20, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s far right party is riding high on her tough-on-security, stop-immigration message as French voters start choosing regional leaders Sunday in an election that’s seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential vote. President...

Armenia votes in election triggered by war defeat

Jun. 20, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians are voting Sunday in a national election after months of tensions over last year's defeat in fighting against Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The snap parliamentary election was called by Acting Prime Minister...

Daughter of Fannie Lou Hamer continues mother’s fight

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the youngest daughter of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Jacqueline Hamer Flakes grew up intimately aware of prejudice and how much her mother struggled against it. Now, as Hamer’s last living daughter, Flakes’ greatest desire is to...

Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign videos

Jun. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in a nearly...

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Jun. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimize the...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Jun. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the...

SC city's mayor decides not to seek reelection

Jun. 19, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — After 12 years, residents in one South Carolina city will be getting new leadership. Spartanburg Mayor Junie White announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection. White has led the City of Spartanburg for three terms...

Putin names Lavrov, Shoigu to United Russia elections list

Jun. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said his foreign minister and his defense minister will head the candidates’ list for the dominant United Russia party in September’s parliamentary election. By placing Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

Jun. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting...