Parliamentary elections

Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets into the air and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests that killed over 19 people in two days. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 04, 2019 - 2:10 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, amid deadly violence over anti-government protests (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Iraq is welcoming Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's call for unity, dialogue and action. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Friday that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem. For the sixth time in his lengthy political career, Netanyahu has been tasked by Israel’s president to form a new government. This time it’s no mere formality, but rather a daunting endeavor that looks like mission impossible. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prosecutors began a pre-indictment hearing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, opening a critical stage in a lengthy legal saga that threatens to end the career of the long-serving Israeli leader and has paralyzed the country’s political system. Netanyahu’s lawyers...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and American actor, film director and producer Tom Cruise talk to each other during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, late Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. At the invitation of President of Zelensky Tom Cruise arrived in Kyiv.(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. The signing at a meeting in the...
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European Commissioner nominated for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Laszlo Trocssnyi, left, is welcomed by European Parliament President David Sassoli before their meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 10:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers flexed their political muscle Monday, rejecting for a second time Hungary and Romania's nominees for two of the bloc's top posts amid concerns over possible conflicts of interest. The EU parliament's legal committee refused last week to recommend that Rovana...
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Former Austrian chancellor and top candidate of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz talks to his supporters in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 29, 2019 - 1:46 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called following the collapse of his government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. Kurz's party was expected to get 37.1% of the vote...
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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo, Two Israeli Arab women overlook the Mediterranean sea, in the mixed Arab and Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Electoral gains made by Arab parties in Israel, and their decision to endorse one of the two deadlocked candidates for prime minister, could give them new influence in parliament. But they also face a dilemma dating back to Israel's founding: How to participate in a system that they say relegates them to second-class citizens and oppresses their Palestinian brethren in Gaza and the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
September 29, 2019 - 6:28 am
NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — When election results confirmed that an Arab alliance had emerged as the third largest bloc in Israel's parliament, its leader Ayman Odeh reached for the Old Testament, tweeting in Hebrew from Psalm 118 that the stone which was rejected had become the cornerstone. His...
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September 27, 2019 - 1:08 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian parliamentary panel on Friday accused Deutsche Welle, Germany's state-owned public broadcaster, of inciting protests in Moscow, a claim the broadcaster denies. The committee in Russia's lower house of parliament claimed the broadcaster encouraged the protests of election...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come out fighting after a string of defeats, including a bruising blow from the country's highest court, and while his combative stance is offending some, that may well be the point. His strategy appears straightforward: ridicule Parliament as a bunch...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 26, 2019 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government amid political deadlock that emerged from this month's repeat elections, which had no clear winner. He now has up to six weeks to attempt to resolve the...
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Karl Nehammer Secretary General of Austrian People's Party, OEVP, presents a poster of the conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, with former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz for the upcoming Austrian national elections in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Austrian elections will held on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The poster's main slogan reads: 'His opponents say Kurz has to go - But you decide'. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 26, 2019 - 6:26 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. The 33-year-old conservative is strongly favored to return to power, but it is...
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