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Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

Nov. 14, 2019 3:52 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s state-run news agency says the Arab Gulf country’s Cabinet has resigned. The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections early next year. KUNA reported on Thursday that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s...

Tunisia elects new parliament speaker from Islamist party

Nov. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The longtime leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha has been elected speaker of the North African country’s new parliament. Rachid Ghannouchi was elected Wednesday with 123 votes of a possible 217 in the divided house. Ennahdha won last month’s election. But...

Former Conservative minister urges UK to reject the party

Nov. 13, 2019 1:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be ``disastrous'' for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David Gauke, who...

German parliament committee ousts far-right chairman

Nov. 13, 2019 11:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament’s legal affairs committee on Wednesday ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, amid anger over a string of inflammatory comments he had made. The committee voted 37-6 Wednesday to remove chairman Stephan Brandner — the...

Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated election

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 AM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — In Hartlepool, a tough, proud English port town whipped by bitter North Sea winds, people have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. But not anymore. Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling fiercely to win Hartlepool and places...

Polish opposition celebrates taking control of Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first sitting...

Legal opinion: EU lawmakers should decide on Catalan leader

Nov. 12, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the EU's highest court said on Tuesday that it should fall to the European Parliament, and not to Spain, to decide whether a jailed Catalan leader can serve as a European lawmaker. In a non-binding opinion, the European Court of Justice's advocate general, Maciej Szpunar,...

Moldova's government falls after losing no-confidence vote

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government coalition between a pro-European group and a Russian-backed party collapsed Tuesday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament. Prime Minister Maia Sandu's five-month-old government lost the vote as 63 of 101 lawmakers supported the no-confidence motion...

Socialists, left-wing party reach coalition deal in Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 10:13 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The leaders of Spain's Socialist party and the left-wing United We Can party said Tuesday they had reached a preliminary agreement to form a coalition government, two days after a general election called to try to break months of political deadlock. But the deal still won't provide enough...

The Latest: European Parl't should decide on Catalan leader

Nov. 12, 2019 5:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan independence demands (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A top adviser to the EU's highest court says it should be down to the European Parliament to decide whether a jailed pro-independence Catalan leader who was elected as European lawmaker should qualify for immunity. In a...