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Benin's president wins re-election in preliminary results

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with a majority of votes cast in Benin's presidential election, according to provisional results released Tuesday by the national electoral commission. Talon received more than 86.3% of the votes cast...

Florida House condemns Democratic Socialism in resolution

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House took the unusual step of denouncing democratic socialism Tuesday with the sponsor of a non-binding resolution invoking the name of the country’s most prominent champion of the ideology, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, in calling it a threat to American...

Bills to defund Idaho GOP attorney general's office are dead

Apr. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two bills that cleared the Idaho House with overwhelming Republican support to significantly defund Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office for not being sufficiently partisan have died in the Senate. The powerful Republican chairwoman...

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Apr. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency. Biden also told Putin the U.S. would “act...

Leaders of GM, Ford among objectors to voting restrictions

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leaders of three-dozen major Michigan-based companies, including General Motors and Ford, on Tuesday objected to Republican-sponsored election bills that would make it harder to vote in Michigan and other states. The businesses issued a joint...

Ohio Senate candidate errs with claim about Kasich donation

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seeking to distance herself from former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken erroneously claimed on conservative radio that she never donated to his 2016 presidential campaign. The assertion came in a race where an...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did not extend...

Somalia's lawmakers try to extend president's mandate

Apr. 12, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in early February. But leaders of the Senate...

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

Apr. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as...

Germany's Bild newspaper to launch television channel

Apr. 12, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest-selling daily newspaper, Bild, plans to launch a television channel that will go on air before the country's election in late September, its publisher said Monday. Publisher Axel Springer said that the core of the new Bild channel's...