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Municipal workers seal an envelope with a presidential election ballot from a resident at an elderly care home in Montijo, south of Lisbon, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. For 48 hours from Tuesday, local council crews are collecting the votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of Sunday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's pandemic election

Jan. 19, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MONTIJO, Portugal (AP) — Local councils in Portugal sent out teams Tuesday to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes before a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities have taken exceptional measures to ensure that voting in...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

Andrew Yang announces his run for New York Mayor during a news conference in Morningside Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially entered the race for mayor of New York City on Thursday, joining a crowded Democratic primary field that includes longtime elected officials and veterans of the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred by the city charter...

President Faustin-Archange Touadera speaks to the media after casting his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Jan. 13, 2021 11:53 AM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on the city’s outskirts, officials said, in a major escalation of violence that has rocked the country since last month. ...

Kazakhstan's police officers detain a protester during an opposition rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, as voters in resource-rich Kazakhstan are going to the polls in a parliamentary election lacking any serious opposition. Dozens of activists were detained in at least three major cities, including the capital, Nur-Sultan, and Almaty, with reports of independent observers being denied access or detained at some polling stations. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

Protesters detained for criticizing Kazakhstan's vote

Jan. 10, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of people protesting Kazakhstan’s opposition-free election were detained in the country’s capital and in its principal city, but were released after several hours. Five parties are competing Sunday for seats in the lower house of parliament, but all are loyal to the...

Former Democratic Party legislator Lam Cheuk-ting speaks during a press conference after being released on bail, in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Some former Hong Kong legislators and pro-democracy activists were released on bail late Thursday after being arrested under Hong Kong's national security law as part of Wednesday's mass arrests of 53 people. The Chinese in the background reads

Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

Jan. 8, 2021 8:03 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said Friday they have granted bail to most of the 55 pro-democracy activists who were arrested this week in a sweeping crackdown on dissent. One of the activists said they could still be charged under a tough national security law. The activists were accused of...

DC mayor orders curfew in nation's capital effective 6 p.m. after protestors aiming to undermine election storm Capitol

Jan. 6, 2021 2:38 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — DC mayor orders curfew in nation's capital effective 6 p.m. after protestors aiming to undermine election storm Capitol.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Clues about post-Trump politics await in Georgia

Jan. 4, 2021 10:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — For more than four years, President Donald Trump has dominated the Republican Party and the whole of American politics. Now Georgia gets to decide what comes next. Two Senate runoffs on Tuesday, just 15 days before Trump leaves office, will not only determine which party controls the Senate...

Tel Aviv mayor announces run for parliament with new party

Dec. 29, 2020 2:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tel Aviv's mayor announced Tuesday he was forming a new faction in the upcoming Israeli parliamentary elections as the once-formidable Blue and White party began disintegrating ahead of the March vote. Ron Huldai, 76, the long-time mayor of the country's secular metropolis and a popular...

Activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference listen to their party president Farooq Abdullah during a meeting a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. An alliance of political parties opposed to New Delhi’s policies in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status and took direct control last year. The alliance, which is pro-India but favors self-governance for Kashmir, won 112 out of a total of 280 seats in District Development Council elections. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Kashmir parties opposed to Modi win seats in local polls

Dec. 23, 2020 4:28 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An alliance of political parties opposed to India's policies in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status and took direct control last year. The alliance, which is pro-India but favors...