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Australian prime minister loses control of WeChat account

Jan. 24, 2022 05:05 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lost control of his account on the Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat and a lawmaker on Monday accused China's leaders of political interference. Morrison’s 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his...

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry into abuse of spyware

Jan. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers called Wednesday for a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments using powerful spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. Meanwhile, the Polish Senate formally approved the formation of a committee to...

Judge denies Vos request to stop deposition over records

Jan. 11, 2022 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday denied a request from Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to delay him sitting for a deposition with attorneys for a liberal watchdog group seeking records related to the GOP-ordered investigation into the 2020 election. Dane...

Judge orders Vos to be questioned about election probe

Jan. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday ordered that Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sit for a deposition with attorneys for a liberal watchdog group seeking records related to the GOP-ordered investigation into the 2020 election. Dane County Circuit Court Judge...

Future of prayer site in doubt under Israel's fragile govt

Jan. 04, 2022 02:55 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel's new government took office last June, it indicated it would press ahead on an egalitarian prayer site at Jerusalem's Western Wall — a sensitive holy site that has emerged as a point of friction between Jews over how prayer is conducted there. But...

Germany moves to scrap ban on 'advertising' abortions

Dec. 22, 2021 04:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says he will present legislation next month to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortions, one of several more liberal social policies that the new government plans. The three parties that form...

US Supreme Court won't end Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2021 16:12 PM EST

The U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected a lawsuit from Wisconsin Republicans seeking to kill a redistricting case brought by Democrats, keeping hope alive for liberals that they can seek to block GOP-drawn maps through the federal courts. The nation's highest court on Monday denied...

Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle

Dec. 06, 2021 12:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years...

Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the...

Romanian president swears in new coalition, says crisis over

Nov. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday swore in a new coalition government led by a Liberal former army general and declared an end to a months-long political crisis that had gripped the Eastern European nation. The vote in parliament...