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

Jul. 15, 2024 20:55 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...

Ethnic Greek politician jailed in Albania arrives in Athens en route to European Parliament opening

Jul. 15, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A jailed member of Albania’s ethnic Greek minority — recently elected to the European Parliament with Greece’s governing conservative party — arrived in Athens Monday en route to Strasbourg, after being granted a five-day leave from prison to attend parliament’s...

Wisconsin secretary of state settles open records lawsuit brought by conservatives

Jul. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic secretary of state settled an open records lawsuit brought by a conservative policy group on Wednesday, agreeing to respond to all future requests even when her office has no responsive records. The Institute for Reforming Government...

Hundreds of new UK lawmakers are sworn in as Parliament returns after a dramatic election

Jul. 09, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of newly elected lawmakers trooped excitedly into Parliament on Tuesday after the U.K.’s transformative election brought a Labour government to power. The halls of the labyrinthine building echoed with excited chatter of the 650 members of the House of...

Elections in Europe, Iran show authoritarian march may have slowed, not halted

Jul. 08, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At first glance, elections in France and Britain were a triumph for leftists and reformers over authoritarians and the right. Even Iran — where Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on all matters of state — elected Masoud Pezeshkian, a lawmaker...

Britain's Treasury chief says stimulating economic growth is the new Labour government's mission

Jul. 08, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new Labour government will make stimulating economic growth its mission, the Treasury chief said Monday, pledging to limit bureaucracy to make it easier to invest in the country. In her first major speech, Rachel Reeves said there was no time to waste to...

What we learned from the UK's general election that will shape politics over the coming years

Jul. 06, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has its first change in government in 14 years after the Labour Party won a landslide victory in a general election Friday that saw the Conservative Party suffer its biggest defeat ever. The new government faces huge challenges, including fixing the country's...

New UK Prime Minister Starmer says controversial Rwanda deportation plan is 'dead and buried'

Jul. 06, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said Saturday that he is scrapping his predecessor's controversial policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda as he vowed to deliver on voters' mandate for change, though he warned it will not happen quickly. “The Rwanda scheme was...

UK Prime Minister Starmer says he is scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda

Jul. 06, 2024 08:28 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Starmer says he is scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda.

Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett shows an independence from majority view in recent opinions

Jul. 05, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During her Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett uttered a memorable line to describe her approach to cases: “It’s not the law of Amy.” Barrett cemented the Court’s conservative supermajority four years ago and has since...