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EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

Jun. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country. Josep Borrell made his...

Ohio governor: House expulsion vote should be respected

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House’s decision to expel former representative Larry Householder was a choice to be respected, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday while repeating his belief that Householder should have resigned. Householder, a Republican like DeWine, was...

N. Ireland Unionist leader ousted amid turmoil in party

Jun. 17, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of the senior party in Northern Ireland's government resigned late Thursday after colleagues revolted over a deal to appoint new leaders to the Protestant-Catholic power-sharing administration. Edwin Poots, who was elected just a month ago,...

Cypriot minister angrily quits over call with president

Jun. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ justice minister has angrily resigned, citing her boss’ alleged remarks that she “harms” the government’s image because of her earlier, controversial battles with online critics. In an unusual move, Emily Yiolitis on Thursday...

Ex-state lawmaker-elect avoids prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was elected to the state legislature but resigned before being sworn in has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $16,000 from an environmental nonprofit and using the money on his political campaign, prosecutors said. ...

Leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan hold talks in recaptured city

Jun. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Azerbaijan Tuesday for a two-day visit and, with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, traveled to Shusha, a city that Azerbaijan recaptured from Armenian forces in last autumn’s war. Shusha, a center...

Motion filed to join lawsuit over Kansas City police funding

Jun. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City filed a motion Monday that she said was intended to represent taxpayers in a lawsuit over proposals to change how part of the city's police department budget is spent. Gwen Grant said in a...

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...