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British Prime Minister Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservatives face likely defeat

May. 22, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., as his divided and demoralized Conservative Party looks likely to lose power after 14 years. “Now is the moment for Britain to...

A UK election has been called for July 4. Here's what to know

May. 22, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s first election in five years is shaping up as a battle for the country’s soul, with some saying it poses an existential threat to the governing Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The center-right Conservatives took power...

A UK lawmaker returns to work as 'the bionic MP' after losing his hands and feet to sepsis

May. 22, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fractious politicians shared a rare moment of unity on Wednesday, when a Conservative lawmaker returned to work six months after sepsis put him in a coma and forced the amputation of his hands and feet. As Conservative legislator Craig Mackinlay walked...

Louisiana Republicans reject Jewish advocates' pleas to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method

May. 21, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort by Louisiana's Jewish community to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method was blocked by a conservative legislative committee on Tuesday. Alabama was the first state in the nation to use the gas earlier this year. Since then, several...

Candidates begin registering in complicated process to select Thailand's new Senate

May. 20, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Monday officially began the selection of new senators, a process that has become part of an ongoing war between progressive forces hoping for democratic political reforms and conservatives seeking to keep the status quo. Hopeful candidates headed to...

Georgia Republicans choose Amy Kremer, organizer of pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally, for seat on the RNC

May. 18, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Republicans on Saturday elected to the Republican National Committee a conservative activist who helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump rally that led to a mob storming the U.S. Capitol. Delegates at the convention in Columbus rendered a split...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

May. 17, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board, which is responsible for developing election rules, investigating allegations of fraud and making recommendations to state lawmakers. ...

Croatia gets new government with a far-right party included ahead of European parliamentary vote

May. 17, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday voted into office a new government that marks a tilt to the right in another European Union nation ahead of the 27-nation bloc's parliamentary election next month. Although it is still dominated by conservative Croatian Democratic...