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Italians vote in election that may bring far-right to power

Sep. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with the war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West's resolve to stand united against Russian aggression. ...

EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

Sep. 24, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member. Opinion polls indicate that voters might elect the first...

Swiss mull animal welfare, women's pensions in weekend votes

Sep. 24, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland is considering whether to improve the living conditions of its livestock and whether women should work a year longer before becoming eligible for full benefits under the state pension scheme. Swiss voters cast ballots on Sunday in one of their country's...

Russian pop star's war criticism stirs vigorous debate

Sep. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

A Russian mega-pop star’s criticism of President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has set off intense reactions on social media, posing a critical question: Will the iconic singer’s disapproving Instagram post mark a turning point in Russian public opinion? At the risk of being...

GOP's election-year standing with independents at risk

Sep. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Motiff has voted for Sen. Ron Johnson every time his name appeared on the ballot, starting in 2010 when the Wisconsin Republican was first elected as part of the tea party wave. Fond of his tough views on spending, she began the year planning to support his reelection...

Prospect of far-right female premier divides Italian women

Sep. 18, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — If Italy elects the nation's first female premier, will its women be delighted or dismayed? Should opinion polls prove on the mark, Giorgia Meloni and the far-right Brothers of Italy party she co-founded less than a decade ago will triumph in the Sept. 25 election....

Biden, Dems see both political, economic wins in rail deal

Sep. 15, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden was quick to hail Thursday's strike-averting rail agreement as a win for America, it was also a big win for him politically, allowing Democrats to sidestep what could have been an economic debacle before November’s midterm elections. ...

Service sector remains strong despite inflation's grip

Sep. 15, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest part of the U.S. economy is holding up against the hottest inflation in four decades and the threat of a potential recession. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that provide services have managed to keep gaining ground through the summer, according...

Biden approval rises sharply ahead of midterms: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 15, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s popularity improved substantially from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden recovered...

AP-NORC poll: President Biden’s approval rating improves to 45%, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist

Sep. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: President Biden’s approval rating improves to 45%, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist.