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Myanmar's military government enacts new political party law

Jan. 27, 2023 21:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government has enacted a new law on registration of political parties that will make it difficult for opposition groups to mount a serious challenge to army-backed candidates in a general election set to take place later this year. The...

Czechs pick successor to Milos Zeman in presidential runoff

Jan. 27, 2023 11:15 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs started voting Friday for a new president, choosing between a retired army general and a populist billionaire in a two-day runoff election to succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial post. Gen. Petr Pavel and Andrej Babis, who is a...

Populist billionaire vies with ex-general for top Czech post

Jan. 26, 2023 02:55 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A retired army general who backs military support for Ukraine and a euroskeptic billionaire who has questioned NATO's collective defense clause are contesting for the ceremonial but prestigious post of Czech president in a runoff starting Friday. Former Gen. Petr...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 26, 2023 01:08 AM EST

Dothan Eagle. January 18, 2023. Editorial: ‘Give ‘em an inch…’ Astate lawmaker in Georgia who was fined by the state’s election board for campaigning too close to a polling place argues that he’s being held to a law that wasn’t in existence when he...

Biden’s next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

Jan. 23, 2023 10:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances. ...

New arenas put spotlight on Connecticut college hockey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:45 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Located just 9 miles apart in Connecticut, Yale and Quinnipiac played for a national hockey championship a decade ago. It was also just over a decade ago that UConn made the decision to upgrade its men's program and leave the Atlantic Hockey conference for...

Chris Hipkins confirmed as New Zealand leader, picks deputy

Jan. 21, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Hipkins was confirmed Sunday as New Zealand's next prime minister and he chose Carmel Sepuloni as his deputy, marking the first time a person with Pacific Island heritage has risen to that rank. Hipkins got the unanimous support of lawmakers...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 12, 2023 13:59 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 8, 2023. Editorial: TikTok ban on state devices makes sense Gov. Tony Evers’ move to ban TikTok from state-owned devices that employees use isn’t the first by a governor. It probably won’t be the last. But it is a point on...

Czech ex-PM Babis favorite in presidential vote's 1st round

Jan. 12, 2023 03:29 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Populist billionaire Andrej Babis leads a field of eight candidates hoping to succeed Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post of the Czech president. Babis, a former prime minister, was recently acquitted in a fraud trial, boosting his chances of...

UK, EU inch closer to deal over N. Ireland-Brexit trade spat

Jan. 11, 2023 12:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister met politicians and businesspeople in Belfast bearing good news Wednesday: The U.K. and the European Union are inching closer to settling a post-Brexit trade dispute that brought economic headaches and political turmoil to Northern Ireland. ...