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Anxiety 2020: Voters worry about safety at the polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Kauffman says he does not scare easily. So when men waving President Donald Trump flags drive by his house in...

Embattled Malaysian PM gets respite but survival in balance

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A key ally's reaffirmed support for Malaysia's prime minister offers him a respite after his failed bid to declare...

Strikers in Belarus press for authoritarian leader’s ouster

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko...

Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to...

Biden calls for ‘transition’ from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night...

Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia appeared Monday to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government that took...

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential...

New Zealand’s Ardern credits virus response for election win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday...

The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): ...

Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to form new government

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he presented the king Tuesday with evidence that he has enough support among lawmakers...

Kyrgyz president declares new state of emergency

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's president on Monday ordered a new, week-long state of emergency in the country's capital after parliament failed to consider and...

Kyrgyzstan opposition divided amid political chaos, protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Opposition parties in Kyrgyzstan failed to form a new government Wednesday as different groups argued over who would be the new...

Kyrgyzstan annuls parliamentary election results amid unrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday nullified the results of a weekend parliamentary election after mass protests erupted in the capital of...

West African regional bloc lifts sanctions against Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS lifted sanctions against Mali on Tuesday after the prime minister announced the rest of the...

12 Democratic governors vow that all votes will be counted

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Twelve Democratic governors issued a joint statement on Wednesday defending American democracy, vowing that every valid ballot will be counted...

World reacts with surprise, worry to 1st Biden-Trump debate

GENEVA (AP) — Head-scratching perplexity about U.S. democracy in Australia and Denmark. Disdain for “chaos” and “insults” between America's presidential contenders in a Chinese...

Cindy McCain joins Biden’s transition advisory board

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain, the widow of Republican Sen. John McCain, will advise Democrat Joe Biden's presidential transition team as it prepares for...

2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?

NEW YORK (AP) — ...

Mali transitional government appoints new prime minister

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, on Sunday as the West African nation’s prime minister...

Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron plan

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts...

Mali swears in transitional president and vice president

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the...

Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback Thursday from both...

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3...

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government,...

Mali’s junta leader to be veep in transition government

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The head of Mali’s military junta said Monday he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that...

China sends more warplanes as Taiwan honors late leader

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China sent more warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day Saturday as the island's leader, senior government officials and a...

West African leaders urge civilian rule in Mali within days

ABURI, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have emphasized that Mali’s junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward...

Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Tuesday that a $1.5 billion loan it offered to Belarus carried no political conditions, despite claims by the...

Mali junta faces deadline for naming civilian leader

ABURI, Ghana (AP) — Mali's military rulers face a regional deadline for naming a civilian interim leader Tuesday, as the junta meet with West...

Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. ...

Leaders in Mali meet with junta for conference on transition

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Leaders of Mali's military junta who deposed the West African country's president last month are meeting with political parties and...

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an...

South Africa’s ruling party rejects Trump comment on Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The report that U.S. President Donald Trump made crude, disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning former leader,...

Campaign to succeed PM Abe as party leader begins in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The official campaigning to head Japan's ruling party began Tuesday, with outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's longtime right-hand man now seen...

Belarus activist goes missing, colleagues fear detention

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading opposition activist and several other members of an opposition council in Belarus went missing Monday and their colleagues...

Biden team, GSA sign transition memorandum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic nominee Joe Biden's transition team has signed a memorandum of understanding with President Donald Trump's General Services Administration to begin...

Diplomat tapped to be PM vows reforms in crisis-hit Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's...

Sudan, rebel alliance reach deal in ongoing peace efforts

JUBA, South Sudan (AP)...

Belarusian authorities crank up pressure on opposition

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Pompeo in Sudan visit pushes normalizing ties with Israel

CAIRO (AP) — U.S....

West African leaders press for Mali president’s release

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —...

Thousands in Mali’s capital welcome president’s downfall

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Belarus’ prosecutors open probe against opposition activists

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

AP Interview: Ex-official urges transition talks in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Global leaders condemn Mali coup amid worry about extremists

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —...

Belarus leader warns of tough new steps against protesters

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Mali’s president announces resignation after armed mutiny

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —...

Protests in Belarus focus on spot where demonstrator died

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Thousands flood Belarus capital as election protests grow

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Rajapaksa sworn in as PM in Sri Lanka, cementing family rule

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP)...

Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka’s election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP)...

Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

North Macedonia: Complex coalition talks to follow election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

Turkey marks fourth anniversary of failed 2016 coup attempt

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey...

Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 cases

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic...

EU, UK keen to step up the pace as trade talks resume

BRUSSELS (AP) — European...

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