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Republican convention to focus on immigration a day after a bandaged Trump makes triumphant entrance

Jul. 16, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two days after surviving an attempted assassination, former President Donald Trump appeared triumphantly at the Republican National Convention’s opening night with a bandage over his right ear, the latest compelling scene in a presidential campaign already defined by dramatic...

A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Jul. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. ...

Finnish lawmakers approve controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Jul. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish lawmakers on Friday narrowly approved a controversial bill that will allow border guards to turn away third-country migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Russia and reject their asylum applications because Helsinki says Moscow is orchestrating an influx of migrants...

Finland gives the green light to controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Jul. 12, 2024 08:22 AM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland gives the green light to controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia.

Chileans confront a homelessness crisis, a first for one of South America's richest countries

Jul. 11, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The presidential residence of Gabriel Boric, the leftist millennial leader of Chile elected three years ago in the wake of public unrest over income inequality, shares a street in downtown Santiago with an overwhelmed homeless shelter. The sight of cardboard...

Presidential battle could play role in control of state capitols in several swing states

Jul. 10, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two swing districts in a swing county may very well decide which party controls the House in the swing state of Pennsylvania, one of several where pivotal legislative battles are playing out in the shadow of the presidential campaign. Democrat Brian Munroe...

Migrant raft crashes into rocks and sinks off Turkish coast, killing 7. Nineteen others are rescued

Jul. 09, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A life raft carrying migrants crashed into rocks off Turkey’s Aegean coastal town of Cesme on Tuesday, killing seven people on board, the Turkish coast guard said. One person was rescued from the sea by a fishing boat which then alerted the coast guard....

At 28, Bardella could become youngest French prime minister at helm of far-right National Rally

Jul. 07, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — At just 28 years old, Jordan Bardella has helped make the far-right National Rally the strongest political force in France. And now he could become the country's youngest prime minister. After voters propelled Marine Le Pen’s National Rally to a strong lead in...

It's France's moment of truth. Here's how its snap elections work and what comes next

Jul. 07, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French voters face a decisive choice Sunday in the runoff of snap parliamentary elections that could produce the country’s first far-right government since the World War II Nazi occupation — or leave it with no majority emerging at all. Marine Le Pen’s...

Voters in France's overseas territories kick off a pivotal parliamentary election

Jul. 06, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Voters in France’s overseas territories and living abroad started casting ballots Saturday in parliamentary runoff elections that could hand an unprecedented victory to the nationalist far right. Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration party National Rally came out on top...