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UK's Sunak criticizes a Conservative’s attack on London mayor and denies Islamophobia accusations

Feb. 26, 2024 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that a Conservative lawmaker was wrong to say the mayor of London is controlled by Islamists, and denied his party tolerates anti-Muslim prejudice. Sunak was pressured to condemn Islamophobia after the comments by Lee...

Trump exchanges a close hug with Argentine President Javier Milei at conservative summit

Feb. 24, 2024 19:26 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Javier Milei, the fiery, right-wing populist president of Argentina, gave Donald Trump on Saturday an ecstatic hug a day after meeting with Biden administration officials in Buenos Aires. Trump and Milei were the biggest speakers to wrap up the annual...

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London's mayor of being controlled by Islamists

Feb. 24, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s governing Conservative Party has suspended ties with one if its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists, as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson...

El Salvador's president gets rock-star welcome at conservative gathering outside Washington

Feb. 22, 2024 23:14 PM EST

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (AP) — El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele received a rock-star welcome Thursday at a conservative gathering outside Washington as he urged people to “unapologetically fight” against what he called “dark forces.” At the annual Conservative...

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

Feb. 22, 2024 04:23 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament on Thursday approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of migrants rescued in international waters by Italy while their asylum applications are processed, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. The...

How Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra went from prime minister to fugitive abroad and back home again

Feb. 19, 2024 09:04 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thaksin Shinawatra, the billionaire former prime minister of Thailand, made a dramatic return home after more than a decade of self-imposed exile. He was detained in a hospital for six months and on Sunday, Thaksin was released on parole for corruption-related...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin, just freed from detention, may still face a royal defamation charge

Feb. 19, 2024 03:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors said Monday that further investigation is needed to decide whether to bring former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to trial for defaming the monarchy, just a day after he was freed from a prison sentence on other charges he was serving in a hospital. ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin is free on parole, but can he restore his old political luster?

Feb. 18, 2024 23:32 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Southeast Asian nation’s most controversial politician for more than two decades, was released on parole early Sunday from a Bangkok hospital where he spent six months serving time for corruption-related offenses. ...

GOP candidates elevate anti-transgender messaging as a rallying call to Christian conservatives

Feb. 18, 2024 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of people in one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties roared when Donald Trump promised to cut federal funding on “Day 1” for schools pushing what he called “transgender insanity” onto children. “And I can’t even believe I...

UK voters deliver double blow to Rishi Sunak, electing Labour lawmakers in two special elections

Feb. 16, 2024 10:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Beleaguered British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday urged voters, and his restless party, to stick with him after two English districts elected opposition-party lawmakers in seats that Sunak’s Conservatives had held for years. The results will worsen fears...