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Spain's right wing rejects any pardons for Catalan leaders

Jun. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people called Sunday for Spain's government to resign over its plan to issue pardons to a dozen separatist leaders who were convicted for their roles in a 2017 attempt to carve out an independent Catalan state, the boldest secession push in recent Spanish history....

Algeria election gets low turnout amid opposition boycott

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted for a new parliament Saturday in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to erase political corruption and open the way to a “new Algeria.” But the turnout was dismal for the first legislative...

Oregon legislator is 1st-ever ousted after Statehouse breach

Jun. 11, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21. Legislators said on the House...

Lisbon mayor criticized after Russian dissident data shared

Jun. 11, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lisbon's mayor has come under fire after admitting that municipal employees shared with Russian officials personal details of at least three Lisbon-based dissidents who organized protests in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

Today in History

Jun. 11, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2021. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that people who commit “hate...

Bipartisan effort to expel accused ex-speaker in Ohio begins

Jun. 10, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a year after federal agents raided the farm of the former Ohio House speaker, his colleagues made their first formal move Thursday toward expelling him from the chamber. Rare bipartisan efforts to remove Republican state Rep. Larry...

Trump-appointed ambassador to Brazil resigns after 14 months

Jun. 10, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador known for friendly ties with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tendered his resignation after just over a year in the position and is leaving the diplomatic service, he said in a statement on Thursday. Ambassador Todd...

C. African Republic PM resigns in latest blow to government

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada resigned Thursday, in the latest sign of fragility within the government already under threat from a coalition of armed groups opposed to the president. The development...

German ex-minister, mayor contender stripped of doctorate

Jun. 10, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin university on Thursday stripped a prominent former German minister of her doctorate following a long-running saga over plagiarism allegations that led to her resignation last month. Franziska Giffey quit as Germany's minister for women and...