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Top Albanian court to rule on president Meta's impeachment

Oct. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Constitutional Court said on Friday it will examine the legality of parliament's decision to impeach the country's figurehead president for alleged constitutional violations. If the court upholds the decision then President Ilir Meta...

Czech PM Babis heading for opposition after losing election

Oct. 15, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he wouldn't accept an offer to try to create a new government after his centrist ANO political movement narrowly lost in the parliamentary election last week and was ready to end up in opposition. Babis announced his...

Czech President Zeman needs time to recover, his wife says

Oct. 14, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman, in hospital for days with an unspecified health problem, needs time to recuperate, his wife said Thursday amid uncertainty over whether his condition would impact efforts to form a new government. “I can only confirm that he...

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

Oct. 14, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for elections that will be the country's first of the pandemic. At stake in the Oct. 31 polls will be how Japan faces a potential coronavirus...

Japan’s prime minister dissolves the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections

Oct. 14, 2021 00:09 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister dissolves the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections.

Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

Norway's PM-designate: Center-left govt to focus on climate

Oct. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s prime minister-designate on Wednesday presented his proposal for a two-party, center-left minority government that is pledging to pursue “a fair climate policy that cuts emissions and creates jobs.” Jonas Gahr Stoere, the leader of...

Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran's role

Oct. 12, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Shiite militias that often serve as a proxy for neighboring Iran have taken a beating in Iraq’s election, while a Shiite cleric who set himself apart by taking a more nationalistic approach has emerged as Iraq’s strongest political figure. ...

Norway PM to step down, Labor leader expected to take over

Oct. 12, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday she will step down as head of a three-party, minority center-right government after a left-leaning bloc won last month’s parliamentary election. The leader of Norway’s Labor Party, Jonas Gahr Stoere, is...

Partial results show pro-Iran groups losing Iraq election

Oct. 11, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An alliance of Iraqi candidates representing Shiite militias supported by neighboring Iran has emerged as the biggest loser in the country’s national elections, according to partial results released Monday. The results, posted online successively, also...