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Somalia's lawmakers try to extend president's mandate

Apr. 12, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in early February. But leaders of the Senate...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters on Sunday rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did...

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

Apr. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as...

Germany's Bild newspaper to launch television channel

Apr. 12, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest-selling daily newspaper, Bild, plans to launch a television channel that will go on air before the country's election in late September, its publisher said Monday. Publisher Axel Springer said that the core of the new Bild channel's...

Ecuador goes with conservative banker in presidential vote

Apr. 11, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Voters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday's presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that has held the presidency for over a decade marked by an economic boom and then a yearslong recession, while in neighboring Peru a...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

Southern Illinois village elects first black president

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

COLP, Ill. (AP) — Voters in the southern Illinois community of Colp made history last week when they elected a Black woman village president. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Marcella Clark was elected Tuesday with 30 votes, with...

Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

Apr. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote. Some polling stations...

Kyrgyzstan approves constitution boosting president's power

Apr. 11, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s national elections commission says voters have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that substantially increases the president’s powers. The commission said results from 90% of the polling places showed 79% approval of the...

2 German state governors want to be center-right candidate

Apr. 11, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two German state governors on Sunday declared their willingness to become the center-right candidate for the country's Sept. 26 national election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t seeking a fifth term after 16 years in power. Her center-right Union...