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Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 16, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott should be transparent, release border documents What is he trying to hide? That was our first thought late last week when we learned that Gov. Greg Abbott had refused a media request to...

Judge halts Kemp's unlimited fundraising in governor's race

Apr. 28, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a special campaign committee created by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp cannot raise money unless and until he secures his party's nomination. A state law passed last year and signed by Kemp allowed certain top elected officials and...

Perdue invokes Trump election lies in Georgia GOP primary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — As he met with voters recently in a part of northwest Georgia where Donald Trump is still very popular, David Perdue invoked his belief in the lie that elections in 2020 and 2021 were stolen from the former president and himself. “First of all, it was...

Live updates | Japan: Macron's reelection key to G-7 unity

Apr. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan welcomed the reelection of French President Emmanuel Macron as key to the unity of Group of Seven at a time when its members need to work together to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated Macron in his...

France begins voting in presidential runoff election, choosing between incumbent Macron and far-right Le Pen

Apr. 24, 2022 02:04 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — France begins voting in presidential runoff election, choosing between incumbent Macron and far-right Le Pen.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 22, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts spread fictional tale of...

Love thy enemy: Critics key for Macron in France's election

Apr. 22, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As France elects a president, Paris-based artist Vincent Aïtzegagh is going to ground, escaping to a bucolic village to avoid what for him — and millions of other left-wing French voters — is a painful, even impossible, electoral choice. For the first time in his life, the...

Ramos-Horta set to win East Timor presidency for 2nd time

Apr. 20, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is set to win the presidential runoff election, according to over 60% of the votes counted Wednesday, defeating incumbent Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres for the second time in Asia's...

East Timor chooses president in runoff amid political feud

Apr. 19, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Voters in East Timor chose a president in a runoff Tuesday between former independence fighters who’ve blamed each other for years of political paralysis. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta had a commanding lead in the election's first round but...

France: EU fraud agency investigating candidate Le Pen

Apr. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union's fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was...