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UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security

May. 27, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Keir Starmer made his first major speech of the U.K. election campaign Monday, telling undecided voters that they can trust his Labour Party to safeguard the country’s economy, borders and security. Starmer is the favorite to win the July 4...

Incumbent Lithuanian president reelected in landslide win over PM

May. 27, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda secured a second five-year term as Lithuanian president in a landslide victory over Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. Preliminary figures by the Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission showed that Nausėda won...

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

May. 26, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election, the party said Sunday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to bring back a form of national...

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

May. 25, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Board of Regents in May 2017. His seven-year term ends this month. ...

German Chancellor Scholz warns next European Commission president against courting far-right support

May. 24, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz waded into the European election campaign on Friday by warning that the next president of the European Commission should not seek support from far-right parties hoping to make big gains in next month’s vote. Left-leaning parties across...

A UK election has been called for July 4. Here's what to know

May. 24, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s first national election in five years is shaping up as a battle for the country’s soul, with some saying it poses an existential threat to the governing Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The center-right Conservatives...

UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign with incumbent Sunak playing the underdog

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted from power. Voters will decide...

British prime minister sets July 4 election as his Conservatives face biggest challenge in a decade

May. 22, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., as his divided and demoralized Conservative Party faces its biggest challenge to its 14-year rule. “Now is the moment for Britain...

Louisiana Republicans reject Jewish advocates' pleas to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method

May. 21, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort by Louisiana's Jewish community to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method was blocked by a conservative legislative committee on Tuesday. Alabama was the first state in the nation to use the gas earlier this year. Since then, several...

Candidates begin registering in complicated process to select Thailand's new Senate

May. 20, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Monday officially began the selection of new senators, a process that has become part of an ongoing war between progressive forces hoping for democratic political reforms and conservatives seeking to keep the status quo. Hopeful candidates headed to...