National elections

September 30, 2017 - 10:02 am
VIENNA (AP) — A law prohibiting any kind of full face covering — known popularly as the "Burqa ban" — takes effect Sunday in Austria, and strong support for it portends political upheaval in the country's Oct. 15 national election. Austrian parties campaigning on an anti-migrant message are poised...
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September 29, 2017 - 8:48 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior ministry has asked the country's elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, who carries a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India. Haroon Shinwari, a spokesman at...
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September 29, 2017 - 8:29 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An international human rights group says Rwanda's authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections. Human Rights Watch Friday urged the international community to condemn what it called a blatant...
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Twitter's Colin Crowell, head of global public policy, arrives for the closed door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. Officials from Twitter are on Capitol Hill as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 28, 2017 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's sessions with congressional investigators (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Social media company Twitter says it took action to suspend about two dozen accounts that were linked to fake, Russia-tied Facebook accounts were pushing divisive social and political...
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September 27, 2017 - 9:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Super Tuesday, the jam-packed day of presidential primary voting every four years, may get supercharged in 2020 with California joining the pack, bringing along its prize of the most delegates. Gov. Jerry Brown gave his stamp of approval Wednesday to a measure jumping...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during his election party, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore wouldn't stand a chance in many Senate races after defying federal court orders, describing Islam as a false religion, calling homosexuality evil and pulling out a revolver on stage before hundreds of supporters. But in Alabama, he's now the odds-on favorite to...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore during speaks during his election party, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange, backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2017 - 8:26 am
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency...
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September 27, 2017 - 6:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton's former director of communications has her own story to tell. Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jennifer Palmieri is working on a "book of lessons" for future women leaders. The book is called "Dear Madam President," an "open...
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President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question on health care after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Trump is in New York to meet with major GOP donors for a private dinner as part of a fundraising effort for the Republican National Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 26, 2017 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump raised an estimated $5 million at a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday night — money that will benefit the Republican Party and his 2020 re-election campaign. Trump headlined the fundraising dinner at the upscale Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan, which drew...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 2:15 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives Friday that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, declaring Sen. Luther Strange is a "swamp" fighter without close ties to GOP leaders. Before...
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