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The Latest: Trump attacks impeachment witness Yovanovitch

Nov. 15, 2019 10:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 10:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is attacking a witness in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry while she is testifying before lawmakers. Trump tweets that “everywhere” that former...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Partisan vote likely for Export-Import Bank measure

Nov. 15, 2019 8:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. But Friday’s vote appears likely to break mostly along party lines and actually promises...

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the...

Mongolians protest as economic ills grip country

Nov. 15, 2019 8:18 AM EST

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian political fringe groups protested in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, on Friday to demand the dissolution of parliament as economic woes continue to grip the country. About 200 people including retirees, impoverished herders and disabled people took part in Friday’s...

Belarus holds vote, ignores blatant ballot box stuffing

Nov. 15, 2019 6:58 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus is holding a parliamentary election but with top opposition candidates kept off the ballot, only loyalists to the nation’s authoritarian president will win in what observers see as a dress rehearsal for next year’s similarly skewered presidential vote. Belarus...

German parliament approves carbon pricing, air ticket hike

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament has approved a bill to introduce a price for carbon emissions in the transport and heating sectors as part of a broader package of measures designed to tackle climate change. Lawmakers also voted Friday to back a price hike for airline tickets on domestic and...

Uber, Lyft urge Ohio to resume requiring front license plate

Nov. 15, 2019 5:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two rideshare companies are urging Ohio to resume requiring front license plates. Uber and Lyft submitted letters Thursday to Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) in support of legislation that would again make it mandatory for Ohio drivers to affix license plates to...

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

Nov. 15, 2019 2:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father's death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, has stood before three different judges to demand an equal share of the property left to her two brothers by...

Congress remap nearing completion in North Carolina

Nov. 15, 2019 1:05 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators are closing in on replacing the state’s congressional map with new districts that likely would give Democrats a good chance to collect two more seats. The state Senate planned on Friday to debate and vote on proposed district boundaries the...