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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during an interview at his home in Petion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti is bracing for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, with opposition leaders demanding that President Moise step down next month, worried he is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

Jan. 15, 2021 12:03 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Deadly gunfire. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders demanding that President Jovenel Moïse step down next month, worried he is amassing too much power as he enters his...

Supporters listen to Kyrgyzstan presidential candidate Sadyr Zhaparov during a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The presidential election will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Once-jailed nationalist wins Kyrgyzstan presidency

Jan. 10, 2021 11:55 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A nationalist politician who was released from prison amid protests that overthrew Kyrgyzstan’s president last year has been elected as his replacement. Voters in Sunday’s election that gave Sadyr Zhaparov a landslide 79% victory also approved a referendum to change the...

Citizens chosen for Virginia bipartisan redistricting panel

Jan. 6, 2021 12:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of judges has selected eight citizens who will join eight legislators on a bipartisan commission that will redraw Virginia's legislative boundaries for the next decade. A referendum approved by voters in November creates the 16-member commission to draw lines for Virginia's...

Israeli protesters chant slogans and block a road during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu near his official residence in Jerusalem during the third nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

Jan. 2, 2021 2:50 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested again Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that the long-serving leader resign over corruption charges against him and for allegedly mishandling the coronavirus crisis. Holding signs reading “Go” and “Everyone is...

ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del jueves 17 de octubre de 2019 se muestra Gibraltar desde la vecina ciudad española de La Línea. (AP Foto/Javier Fergo, Archivo)

U.K. reaches deal with Spain to keep open Gibraltar border

Dec. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — An 11th-hour breakthrough in protracted negotiations will keep open Gibraltar's crucial border with Spain following the United Kingdom's full departure from the European Union, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya announced Thursday. Just hours before the U.K. was to complete...

FILE - In this Tuesday March 28, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, sitting below a painting of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, in 10 Downing Street, London, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year’s chaos for cross-border commerce and bring a measure of certainty to businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. The breakthrough on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 came after months of tense and often testy negotiations that whittled differences down to three key issues: fair-competition rules, mechanisms for resolving future disputes and fishing rights. (Christopher Furlong/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

Dec. 31, 2020 2:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union: Jan. 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron promises a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU if the Conservative Party wins the next general election. He does so to try to garner...

Moldova's pro-Russian prime minister resigns after protests

Dec. 23, 2020 6:41 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister has resigned to, as he put it, pave the way for an early parliamentary election and “bring normalcy” to the tiny former Soviet state. Prime Minister Ion Chicu, who led a pro-Russian government since November 2019, tendered...

Shoko Arai, a former councilwoman in Kusatsu town, northwest of Tokyo, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Arai who was ousted from an assembly in the old Japanese hot springs town after accusing Mayor Nobutada Kuroiwa of sexual assault said Friday that her case highlighted problems of small town politics in Japan dominated by local male heavyweights and women are easily silenced. Arai, who was the only woman in a 12-member assembly in the town was voted out of office in a Dec. 6 referendum initiated by the mayor and his supporters who campaigned for her removal. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Japan councilwomen says ouster shows gender bias in politics

Dec. 18, 2020 7:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A councilwoman who was ousted from the town assembly in a famous Japanese hot springs resort after accusing the mayor of sexual assault said Friday her case highlights the problems of male-dominated small town politics in which women are often silenced. Shoko Arai, the only woman in the...

France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a Citizens' Convention on Climate, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

France's Macron wants to add climate goals in constitution

Dec. 14, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a referendum to add the fight against climate change and the need to preserve the environment into the French Constitution. Speaking on Monday to a citizen's group in charge of making proposals on climate-related issues, Macron proposed a change in...

Nobutada Kuroiwa, mayor of Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The mayor of the Japanese hot springs resort denied sexual assault allegations by a former town assemblywoman and justified her recall in a recent referendum. Kuroiwa told a news conference Monday that the recall of Shoko Arai had nothing to do with discrimination against women but was to protect from disgrace. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over assault claim

Dec. 14, 2020 11:32 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The mayor of a Japanese hot springs resort town on Monday denied sexual assault allegations by a former assemblywoman and defended her dismissal, saying he wanted to protect the town’s reputation. Nobutada Kuroiwa, the mayor of Kusatsu, a famous hot springs resort north of Tokyo, said...