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Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Feb. 18, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and...

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

Feb. 18, 2019 7:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of far-right Alternative for Germany party has appeared in court on charges of perjury. Frauke Petry appeared Monday before the regional court in Dresden to defend herself against accusations that she made false statements to parliament while under oath. Petry has previously...

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so. Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the...

Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

Feb. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he...

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

Feb. 18, 2019 6:38 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D. The redesigned European Parliament is expected...

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Feb. 18, 2019 2:18 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox News...

North Carolina to hold hearing on undecided US House race

Feb. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board is holding a hearing Monday on ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional election. The hearing, slated to last at least two days, will include the results of a monthslong investigation into allegations that a political...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 18, 2019 12:32 AM EST

A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in...