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US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 09, 2023 08:49 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and...

Zimbabwe holds special elections after court rules to remove 9 opposition lawmakers from Parliament

Dec. 09, 2023 07:27 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is holding special elections Saturday for nine seats in Parliament after opposition lawmakers were removed from their positions and disqualified from running again. The opposition called it an illegal push by the ruling ZANU-PF party to bolster its parliamentary...

With Putin's reelection all but assured, Russia's opposition still vows to undermine his image

Dec. 09, 2023 00:11 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Behind bars in penal colonies or in self-exile abroad, Russian opposition figures vow they will still put up a fight against President Vladimir Putin as he seeks yet another term in office in an election in March. Although they believe Putin will be declared...

Tensions are soaring between Guyana and Venezuela over century-old territorial dispute

Dec. 09, 2023 00:06 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A century-old territorial dispute deepened by the discovery of oil is boiling over between neighbors Guyana and Venezuela. Steeped in patriotism, the Venezuelan government is seizing on the fight to boost support ahead of a presidential election among a population fed up...

Indiana secretary of state appeals ruling for US Senate candidate seeking GOP nod

Dec. 08, 2023 20:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana secretary of state is appealing a ruling that a law stipulating voting requirements for a candidate's party affiliation is unconstitutional in a decision that lifted the hopes of a U.S. Senate hopeful who wants to run as a Republican. The Indiana...

Judge voids result of Louisiana sheriff's election decided by a single vote and orders a new runoff

Dec. 08, 2023 18:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has voided the result of a Louisiana sheriff's election that was decided by a single vote and ordered a new runoff be held, saying there is evidence a handful of ballots were cast illegally. Ruling this week, specially appointed Judge E. Joseph...

Prosecutors in Guatemala ask court to lift president-elect's immunity. OAS calls it 'coup attempt'

Dec. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala asked a court Friday to strip President-elect Bernardo Arévalo of his immunity, saying there could be enough irregularities to annul the election results, a move the OAS called part of "a coup attempt.” It was the third time...

UN to hold emergency meeting at Guyana's request on Venezuelan claim to a vast oil-rich region

Dec. 07, 2023 19:17 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency closed meeting Friday at the request of Guyana following Venezuela’s weekend referendum claiming the vast oil- and mineral-rich Essequibo region that makes up a large part of its neighbor. In a letter to the...

Voting rights groups push for answers from Mississippi election officials about ballot shortages

Dec. 07, 2023 18:34 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One month after Mississippi's November statewide election, voting rights groups say election officials in the state's largest county have failed to provide enough information about the problems that led to polling precincts running out of ballots. The...

The GOP's slim House majority is getting even tighter with Kevin McCarthy's retirement

Dec. 07, 2023 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson's margin for error in getting Republican priorities through the House is getting slimmer, complicating future votes and magnifying the ability of individual lawmakers to force concessions. Republicans had just a 222-213 margin before...