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Vance's night but Trump's party, Jan. 6 curtain call, Trump health still under wraps: RNC Takeaways

Jul. 18, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republicans welcomed JD Vance as Donald Trump's running mate on the same night devoted to blasting President Joe Biden's leadership on the world stage. Vance, the 39-year-old Ohio senator, offered his life story as a son of Appalachia to reaffirm Trump’s...

Syrian President Assad's Baath Party clinches control of parliament, election results show

Jul. 18, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

DAMASCUS (AP) — The results of Syria’s parliamentary elections, announced Thursday, showed that President Bashar Assad’s Baath Party has won a majority of seats, as expected. The elections for 250 parliamentary seats were held Monday at 8,151 centers in government-held areas of...

Ursula von der Leyen reelected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

Jul. 18, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday reelected Ursula von der Leyen to a second 5-year term as president of the European Union’s executive commission, giving her a comfortable majority and heading off a possible leadership vacuum. Von der...

France's newly elected lawmakers begin choosing a speaker amid political turmoil

Jul. 18, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's influential lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, held its opening session Thursday to elect a speaker after chaotic snap elections called by President Emmanuel Macron produced a hung legislature. Parliamentary elections earlier this month...

Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

Jul. 18, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats worried about President Joe Biden's ability to win this November are making a renewed push for him to reconsider his reelection bid, using mountains of data, frank conversations and now, his own time off the campaign trail after testing positive for COVID-19, to...

Who is Itamar Ben-Gvir, the far-right minister who visited a contested Jerusalem holy site?

Jul. 18, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Thursday, a move that could threaten the delicate Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up...

North Korea launches balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea

Jul. 18, 2024 05:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea resumed flying balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea on Thursday, the South's military said, days after it vowed to respond to what it called new South Korean civilian leafleting activities across the border. South Korea’s Joint...

Families of service members killed during Afghanistan withdrawal criticize Biden at GOP convention

Jul. 18, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Relatives of some of the 13 American service members killed during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday in an emotional moment that revived one of the low points of President Joe Biden's presidency. ...

The uncertainty that plagues life in crisis-ridden Venezuela is also wreaking havoc on relationships

Jul. 18, 2024 02:12 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Victoria Estevez finally met someone who saw past her shyness. They spent two months learning about their likes and dislikes, texting about their families and friends, and walking around their hometowns on Venezuela's Caribbean coast. On a trip to the capital in...

FACT FOCUS: Trump, in Republican convention video, alludes to false claim 2020 election was stolen

Jul. 18, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

DONALD TRUMP, alluding that the 2020 vote was stolen: “Whether you vote early, absentee, by mail or in person, we are going to protect the vote. That’s the most important thing we have to do is protect the vote. Keep your eyes open because these people want to cheat and they do cheat. And...