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Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to underscore GOP resistance to the proposal. The legislation,...

Former South African President Jacob Zuma criticizes top court over election disqualification

May. 23, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday criticized the country's highest court and his former allies in the ruling African National Congress over his disqualification from next week's election and said he would fight for his rights “in a disciplined...

In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

May. 23, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their buckets. This is not a distant, rural community, but a township on the edge of the...

UN approves resolution to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually over Serb opposition

May. 23, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations approved a resolution Thursday establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters of the mass...

Labour leader Keir Starmer is often called dull. But he might be Britain's next prime minister

May. 23, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dutiful, managerial, a bit dull — Keir Starmer is no one’s idea of a firebrand politician. The Labour Party hopes that is just what Britain needs. Starmer, the center-left party’s 61-year-old leader, is the current favorite to win the country’s July 4...

Navajo Nation approves proposed settlement to secure Colorado River water

May. 23, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed water rights settlement that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress would ensure water for two other Native American tribes in a state that has been forced to cut back on water use. ...

Nevada can start tabulating ballots earlier on Election Day for quicker results

May. 23, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada election officials can start tabulating in-person Election Day votes as they come in, rather than waiting for polls to close in an effort to get results out quicker, Democratic Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar said Wednesday. Aguilar cited state law in...

French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

May. 23, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia that he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the French Pacific territory's deadly unrest, saying he wants local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the archipelago’s...

Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

May. 23, 2024 10:22 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats will caucus across the state Thursday to select their nominee for the White House, giving President Joe Biden more delegates after he already clinched his party's 2024 nomination. Caucusgoers also will elect delegates pledged to the nominee for...

French President Macron says he doesn’t want to force through a voting reform that sparked riots in New Caledonia

May. 23, 2024 10:01 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Macron says he doesn’t want to force through a voting reform that sparked riots in New Caledonia.