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Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

Dec. 06, 2021 14:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A three-party deal to form a new German coalition government under center-left leader Olaf Scholz cleared its final hurdle Monday, setting the scene for him to succeed longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel later this week. Germany’s environmentalist Greens said their...

A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her...

2nd party approves deal for Scholz's new German government

Dec. 05, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's pro-business Free Democrats on Sunday approved a deal to form a new government with two center-left parties, moving Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz a step closer to taking office as the country's new leader this week. The Free Democrats reached...

Outgoing Czech government to order vaccine mandate for 60+

Dec. 03, 2021 13:41 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The outgoing Czech government is planning to order a vaccine mandate for people aged 60 and over and for some professional groups, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said on Friday. But it's unclear whether the measure will be enforced by his successor. Vojtech...

Bulgaria's Parliament convenes after 3rd election of year

Dec. 03, 2021 07:35 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s new parliament convened Friday for its first session following the country's third parliamentary election of the year. A newly formed anti-corruption party led by two Harvard University graduates emerged as the surprise winner of...

UK Conservatives hold Parliament seat by reduced margin

Dec. 03, 2021 04:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservative Party has held onto a seat in Parliament in a special election triggered by a lawmaker’s death. But the party saw its margin of victory slashed after weeks of headlines about politicians’ ethics breaches and an uncertain coronavirus...

Iraq electoral commission confirms October election results

Nov. 30, 2021 12:13 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The final results announced by Iraq’s electoral commission on Tuesday confirmed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as the biggest winner in last month's vote, securing 73 out of Parliament’s 329 seats. A Sunni party headed by Parliament Speaker Mohamed...

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 10:58 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

Czech politicians put aside difference to back booster plan

Nov. 30, 2021 07:14 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's outgoing and incoming prime ministers put aside their differences on Tuesday to support an initiative to administer 1 million COVID-19 booster shots in a week. Outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Petr Fiala, the prime...

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan challenges election results

Nov. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Scores of opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan rallied Monday to challenge the results of a parliamentary election that was swept by parties loyal to the country's president. Sunday's election came just over just over a year after a forceful change of...