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Speculation grows about Pennsylvania House speaker's future

Jan. 22, 2020 5:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, the most prominent fiscal and social conservative in state government, will hold a news conference Thursday amid speculation in the Capitol this week that he will leave the powerful office after five years. Turzai, a Republican, had repeatedly...

Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic waves to her supporters in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. A leftist Zoran Milanovic challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Croatia's ruling conservatives to analyze loss of presidency

Jan. 6, 2020 8:37 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's ruling conservatives said Monday they will analyze why their candidate lost a presidential election to a leftist challenger in order to prevent this from happening again at the upcoming parliamentary vote later this year. “The aim of the analysis and its conclusions...

Himmelfarb, influential conservative scholar, dies at 97

Dec. 31, 2019 12:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gertrude Himmelfarb, the matriarch of one of the right’s most prominent families and a scholar of Victorian England who argued forcefully for conservatives in the modern “culture wars,” died Monday night at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 97. Himmelfarb was the...

President Donald Trump speaks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump slams 'unfair' Pelosi delay, rallies conservatives

Dec. 21, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump complained Saturday about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's delayed transmission of the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which may delay a trial in the GOP-controlled chamber. “It's so unfair," Trump said, days after he was impeached by the House,...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves after addressing the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January. Johnson's promise to “get...

The Latest: Macron: UK and EU will remain tied after Brexit

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec. 13, 2019 2:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 642 of...

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Britain's election are showing a surge in support for to the Conservatives in northern England seats where Labour has long been dominant. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

Dec. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local): 6 a.m. Veteran Labour Party left-wing firebrand Dennis Skinner has lost his seat in the British election, one of many Labour lawmakers ousted by a Conservative challenger in Boris Johnson’s landslide victory. The...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his ruling Conservative Party's final election campaign rally at the Copper Box Arena in London, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the...

In this photo dated Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, British actor Hugh Grant poses for a photo with Liberal Democrats Party election candidate Monica Harding, during an election campaign visit in the Esher and Walton constituency, Walton-on-Thames, England.  Hugh Grant has been on the campaign trail with the Liberal Democrats to stop Britain's Brexit from Europe and urging voters to kick Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of office when Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

Dec. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly large role in the campaign for Thursday's general election. It has inspired...