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Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 08:31 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

Czech politicians put aside difference to back booster plan

Nov. 30, 2021 07:14 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's outgoing and incoming prime ministers put aside their differences on Tuesday to support an initiative to administer 1 million COVID-19 booster shots in a week. Outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Petr Fiala, the prime...

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan challenges election results

Nov. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Scores of opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan rallied Monday to challenge the results of a parliamentary election that was swept by parties loyal to the country's president. Sunday's election came just over just over a year after a forceful change of...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government. In...

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier

Nov. 28, 2021 06:10 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president on Sunday swore in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election. Milos Zeman, in a wheelchair, was separated from Fiala and the other officials by transparent panels during the...

Czech President Zeman back in hospital, now with COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was readmitted to hospital late Thursday after he tested positive for COVID-19, just hours after he had been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness. The presidential office said Zeman...

Russian lawmaker stripped of immunity over elk's killing

Nov. 25, 2021 11:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Thursday stripped a lawmaker who is critical of the Kremlin of his immunity, allowing prosecutors to press charges against him over the allegedly illegal killing of an elk during a hunting trip. Valery Rashkin, 66,...

Back in power, Israel's Left finds its influence is limited

Nov. 23, 2021 03:40 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After years in Israel’s political wilderness, small dovish parties that support Palestinian statehood are back in government. But they are finding their influence is limited, with coalition partners who support Jewish West Bank settlement showing little appetite...

Russian lawmaker risks losing immunity for illegal elk kill

Nov. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian parliamentary commission recommended Monday that a lawmaker in the lower house be stripped of his immunity as he faces charges over illegally killing an elk. Valery Rashkin, 66, first denied the accusations but later reversed course and confessed...

Locals gather to pay respects to longtime British lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of residents in the southeast English coastal resort of Southend gathered Monday to pay their respects to their longtime member of Britain's Parliament who was fatally stabbed last month while meeting with his constituents. Following a funeral...