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Britain's defeated Conservatives launch race for a new leader, with the winner announced in November

Jul. 23, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defeated Conservatives will spend more than three months picking a new leader to replace former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the party has announced. Sunak will remain acting leader until his successor is announced on Nov. 2. The right-of-center party was...

In Washington state, Inslee's final months aimed at staving off repeal of landmark climate law

Jul. 23, 2024 01:57 AM EDT

SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — Standing at a transit center near four new wireless bus charging stations in a small community west of Seattle, Gov. Jay Inslee told transit and city leaders where money to pay for them — more than $1 million — came from. “It’s possible only because...

Britain's Treasury chief vows to run the economy with 'iron discipline' amid demands for pay raises

Jul. 21, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Treasury chief said Sunday she will run the economy with “iron discipline,” but suggested she’ll give public sector workers an above-inflation pay raise to help end a wave of strikes and strife. The Labour Party government is under pressure from...

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Jul. 19, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter sent...

Recount will decide if conservative US Rep. Bob Good loses primary to Trump-backed challenger

Jul. 18, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A recount of the votes cast in the Republican primary in Virginia's 5th Congressional District will be held on July 31 to decide whether a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump will hold onto his narrow victory over U.S. Rep. Bob Good, one of the most...

European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Jul. 18, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, England (AP) — Leaders from across Europe expressed support for Ukraine and concern about the direction of the United States on Thursday at a security-focused summit clouded by worries about whether the U.S. will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second presidency. ...

France's divided National Assembly votes to keep centrist speaker as political turmoil persists

Jul. 18, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s divided National Assembly on Thursday kept a centrist member of President Emmanuel Macron’s party as speaker after a chaotic early election produced a hung legislature. Speaker Yaël Braun-Pivet, 53, has been at the head of the National Assembly since...

John Deere ends support of 'social or cultural awareness' events, distances from inclusion efforts

Jul. 17, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Farm equipment maker John Deere says it will no longer sponsor “social or cultural awareness” events, becoming the latest major U.S. company to distance itself from diversity and inclusion measures after being targeted by conservative backlash. In a statement...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

Jul. 17, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilizing the U.K.’s public...