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Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Q&A: What is happening with Wisconsin's voter purge?

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ongoing fight over whether 209,000 people in Wisconsin should be removed from voter registration rolls has pit liberals against conservatives in the closely divided battleground state. President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 and it is expected to be one of a handful...

FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by Rudicil Photography shows Laura Belin in Windsor Heights, Iowa. The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to Belin, a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate informed Belin, who operates the Bleeding Heartland blog, that her applications for access during the session that began Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. have been rejected. (Betsy Rudicil/Rudicil Photography via AP, File)

Iowa Legislature denying access to blogger despite protests

Jan. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate...

Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves to supporters his headquarters claimed victory in a presidential elections in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran Milanovic won 53% of votes while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered nearly 47%. If confirmed in the official vote tally, the result would mean a blow for the ruling conservatives while Croatia holds the European Union's rotating presidency, and before a parliamentary election later this year. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Leftist beats conservative in Croatia's presidential vote

Jan. 5, 2020 5:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A leftist challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. With 99% of the vote counted, Zoran Milanovic, a former Croatian prime minister, had 53%...

Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic speaks in her headquarter in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The race for Croatia's next president is heading to a runoff vote. A preliminary count from an election held Sunday showed neither the incumbent nor any of the 10 other candidates won the office outright. With nearly all ballots counted, liberal opposition candidate Zoran Milanovic was leading the race with nearly 30% support. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Messy start: Croatia to elect new leader amid EU presidency

Jan. 3, 2020 4:08 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's bitterly contested presidential race is headed for a runoff this weekend to decide whether a conservative or a liberal will become the new head of state while the country holds the European Union presidency for the first time. Incumbent President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, speaks upon his arrival at the Seoul Eastern District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday, Dec. 31, indicted Cho, a key ally of President Moon Jae-in, on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul's liberal government and sparked huge protests. .(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SKorean prosecutors indict Moon's key ally over corruption

Dec. 31, 2019 4:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a key ally of President Moon Jae-in on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul’s liberal government and sparked huge protests. In a rare public response...

Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, speaks upon his arrival at the Seoul Eastern District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Cho on Thursday attended a court hearing that will decide on the issuance of an arrest warrant for him over his suspected role in ending an inspection into bribery allegations involving a former Busan vice mayor, Yonhap news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

S Korean court rejects arrest of ex-justice minister

Dec. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday rejected a request to arrest a key ally of President Moon Jae-in who is being investigated over allegations of corruption and power abuse, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. But in a rare comment on a suspect who has yet to be...

Presidential candidate Zoran Milanovic greets his supporters in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The race for Croatia's next president is heading to a runoff vote. A preliminary count from an election held Sunday showed neither the incumbent nor any of the 10 other candidates won the office outright. With nearly all ballots counted, liberal opposition candidate Zoran Milanovic was leading the race with nearly 30% support. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia's presidential contest heads to Jan. 5 runoff vote

Dec. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's conservative president will face a liberal former prime minister in a runoff election early next month after no candidate won an outright majority in a first round of voting Sunday, near-complete results showed. The vote was held just days before Croatia takes over the...

Croatia's conservative incumbent president will face a runoff election against a liberal former prime minister

Dec. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EST
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's conservative incumbent president will face a runoff election against a liberal former prime minister.

The Latest: Macron: UK and EU will remain tied after Brexit

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Britain's election are showing a surge in support for to the Conservatives in northern England seats where Labour has long been dominant. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

Dec. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local): 6 a.m. Veteran Labour Party left-wing firebrand Dennis Skinner has lost his seat in the British election, one of many Labour lawmakers ousted by a Conservative challenger in Boris Johnson’s landslide victory. The...