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FILE - In this Monday. July 29, 2019 file photo, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, right, sits with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in Bute House, ahead of their meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.” British media reported that Johnson made the remarks during a video meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in which he also said Scottish devolution had been former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake.” (Duncan McGlynn/Poo Photo via AP, File )

UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

Nov. 17, 2020 6:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.” British media reported that Johnson made the remarks during a video meeting with...

Former prime minister Maia Sandu prepares to cast her vote in the country's presidential election runoff in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Moldovans returned to the polls Sunday for the second round of voting in the country's presidential election, facing a choice between the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent Igor Dodon, and his popular pro-Western challenger, former prime minister Maia Sandu. (AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)

Pro-Western candidate wins Moldovan presidential election

Nov. 16, 2020 6:39 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Maia Sandu, a former World Bank economist who favors closer ties with the European Union, has won Moldova's presidential runoff vote, decisively defeating the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent, according to preliminary results released Monday. Sandu captured over 57% of the vote,...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2020, file photo, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures as she gives her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand. Ardern announced her new Cabinet lineup Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, after her liberal Labour Party won reelection in a landslide victory last month. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Final votes confirm New Zealand won't legalize marijuana

Nov. 5, 2020 9:34 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won't be legalizing marijuana after the final votes counted Friday in a referendum failed to overturn the result from election night — although it got close. The referendum to legalize the drug ended up with 48% in support and 51% opposed, a tightening from...

Voters have approved a referendum stripping the words “and Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s formal name

Nov. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Voters have approved a referendum stripping the words “and Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s formal name.
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Jennice Fuentes, right, of Power 4 Puerto Rico, speaks outside the White House in Washington, during a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is getting much of the money it needs to rebuild its power grid three years after it was wiped out by Hurricane Maria, the island territory's governor and the White House said Friday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

5 parties field candidates for Puerto Rico governor

Nov. 2, 2020 9:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Candidates from five parties are vying Tuesday to become Puerto Rico’s next governor, facing voters in the U.S. territory weary of corruption and seeking relief from an onslaught of hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus that has deepened a decade-long economic...

A man prepares to vote at a polling station during a vote for a revised constitution, in Algiers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Algerians are voting on whether to approve a revised constitution that imposes term limits and aims at answering demands from pro-democracy protesters who pushed out the president last year. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria votes on new constitution amid opposition boycott

Nov. 1, 2020 5:47 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted Sunday on whether to approve a revised constitution that imposes term limits, promises new freedoms and is aimed at answering demands from pro-democracy protesters who pushed out their long-serving, autocratic president last year. Turnout hit a record low, however,...

Incumbent Moldovan President Igor Dodon prepares to cast his vote in the country's presidential elections in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Pro-Russian incumbent Igor Dodon and former prime minister Maia Sandu, a pro-Western, anti-corruption reformer lead the race according to pre-electoral polls, both credited with a little over a third of the voting intentions which indicates an election runoff will take place.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)

Moldovans vote for president, pro-EU or pro-Russia visions

Nov. 1, 2020 11:02 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Voters in Moldova cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that is perceived as a referendum on two divergent visions for the future of the small Eastern European nation. Eight candidates were vying in the race for the head of state post. The staunchly pro-Russia incumbent,...

Supporters of President Donald Trump watch a video screen showing his face during a campaign event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Mlive.com - Ann Arbor News via AP)

After year of disruption, America set to choose a path ahead

Oct. 31, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of deep disruption, America is poised for a presidential election that renders a verdict on the nation's role in the world and the direction of its economy, on its willingness to contain an escalating pandemic and its ability to confront systemic racial inequity. But the two...

Omari Barksdale is shown in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the final days before the election, a convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Oct. 30, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court .(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Election 2020 Today: Biden in Iowa, Trump packs in thousands

Oct. 30, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, four days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Michigan and Wisconsin; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will travel to Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; Vice President Mike Pence will be in Arizona; Biden’s running...