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Stunning defeat for Modi's party in New Delhi elections

Feb. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies, including a new national citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Saturday's New...

Ads begin airing ahead of vote on vaccine law referendum

Feb. 10, 2020 2:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pharmaceutical companies and health care groups are funding TV ads by a group that wants to preserve Maine's law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for state-mandated vaccines. A 30-second spot by Maine Street Solutions began airing Monday featuring two pediatricians....

A person holds a flag during a meeting of the 'yes to protection of lesbians, gays and bisexuals committee' in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Swiss voters are delivering their verdict Sunday on a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Swiss voters approve outlawing anti-gay discrimination

Feb. 9, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters approved by a wide margin Sunday a measure that will make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Switzerland's parliament in late 2018 approved expanding the country's existing anti-discrimination law to make it illegal to publicly...

People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Feb. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...

Swiss to decide fate of recent 'anti-homophobia' legislation

Feb. 8, 2020 3:55 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to support a measure passed in parliament to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. Polls show solid support for what's been billed as an “anti-homophobia” law, but opponents...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with Catalan regional President Quim Torra at the Palace of the Generalitat, the headquarter of the Government of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain's govt sets timing of talks with Catalonia leaders

Feb. 6, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government and leaders of the Catalonia region will start formal talks this month in a bid to end one of the biggest political crises since Spain's return to democracy in the late 1970s, the country's prime minister said Thursday. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, patrons drive up to the entrance of Rosie's gaming center in Richmond, Va. Virginia lawmakers are taking steps to legalize casinos in five cities around the state. A Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, that would allow Bristol, Danville, Richmond, Norfolk and Portsmouth to hold local referendums to approve casinos.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia lawmakers advance plan to legalize casinos

Feb. 4, 2020 8:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers took steps Tuesday to legalize casinos in five cities around the state. House and Senate committees both advanced legislation that would allow voters in Bristol, Danville, Richmond, Norfolk and Portsmouth to hold local referendums to approve casinos. Virginia is...

Guinea's president going ahead with disputed referendum

Feb. 4, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president announced late Tuesday that he would go ahead with a contested plan to revise the West African country's constitution next month, a move that threatened to further inflame political tensions after a series of deadly demonstrations. "This is a constitutional coup. I...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 4, 2020 2:00 PM EST

The (Munster) Times. January 30, 2020 Lawmakers must bridge gap for Griffith secession The entire state has a vested interest in Griffith's successful exit from the waste and corruption of Calumet Township government. Now the Legislature should act to install the final length of bridge Griffith needs to find its...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 3, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Why Akron media are focusing on housing issues Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 1 It’s a basic human need. A roof over your dry head with enough heat to stay warm through the long winter months. Quality housing. It’s something...