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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the media outside a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Portman said Monday, Jan. 25 that he won't seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock

Jan. 25, 2021 4:56 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep partisanship and dysfunction in American politics. The career establishment Republican with a reputation for bipartisanship cited a political climate that has...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine fills his ballot before voting in Kampala, Uganda. A judge ruled on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Judge orders Uganda's Bobi Wine freed from house arrest

Jan. 25, 2021 4:42 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has been unable to...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program unveiled Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users — for now, only in the U.S. — who sign up through Twitter. Those who want to sign up must have a U.S.-based phone carrier, verified email and phone number, and no recent Twitter rule violations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

Jan. 25, 2021 4:32 PM EST

Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program unveiled Monday, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users — for now, only in the U.S. — who sign up through Twitter. Those who want to...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, a wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad Harriet Ross Tubman is unveiled at the Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds in Washington. With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

Jan. 25, 2021 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Horowitz is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

Jan. 25, 2021 2:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020 file photo, Geir O. Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. On Monday Jan. 25, 2021, delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society started the fifth round of meetings in Geneva aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population. (Salvatore Di Nolfi, Keystone via AP, File)

New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins in Geneva

Jan. 25, 2021 10:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society began a new round of meetings in Geneva on Monday aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee came days after U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks to journalists prior to a EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior officials in the country for undermining democracy or human rights violations. (John Thys/Pool Photo via AP)

EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections

Jan. 25, 2021 9:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections, and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior Venezuelan officials in the country if they undermine democracy or take part in human rights violations. EU foreign ministers...

Incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa delivers a speech following the results of Portugal's presidential election, in Lisbon, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Rebelo de Sousa was reelected for a second five-year term. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 7:25 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who had been widely...

Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin

Jan. 24, 2021 5:15 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin.

Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 3:02 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election.