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Democrats eye swift confirmation of Biden high court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid 202...

Turkish Cypriot leader: Vote endorses 2-state Cyprus deal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Turkish Cypriot leader in split Cyprus' breakaway north says his hardline party's victory in weekend parliamentary elections is an endorsement for his controversial stance o...

Sen. Warnock reports $9.8M raised to Herschel Walker's $5.4M

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign said Wednesday that he raised a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly double the fundraising haul reported by the leadi...

Venezuela recall faces 'impossible' conditions; turnout low

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans got a chance on to demand a recall of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday — but a government-friendly electoral board imposed limits that backers said were impo...

No result in 3rd round of vote for new Italian president

ROME (AP) — The third round of voting by Italian lawmakers for a new Italian president ended inconclusively on Wednesday, sending political parties into yet more intense negotiations to come up with a...

Mali tells Danish troops to leave European special force

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s junta has told Denmark to withdraw its soldiers from the country's north, saying no permission had been given for them to deploy there as part of a Europe...

EU, G5 countries meet amid turmoil in Mali, Burkina Faso

BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials from the European Union and five countries of the north African Sahel are meeting Wednesday as the bloc readies to impose sanctions on Mali and as political turmoil roils Bur...

Greek army helps remove vehicles on snow-plagued road

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek army and municipal crews removed hundreds of vehicles Wednesday that had been stranded in snow for three days along a road linking Athens to its international airport, as a...

What is the 'Normandy Format' for resolving the crisis in Ukraine?

In June 2014, German, French, Russian, and Ukrainian officials met for the first time in a setting known as the Normandy Format. It takes its name from the region in northern France, where leaders fro...

Leading Turkish women targeted by Islamists and government 

Two well-known women made headlines last week in Turkey, withprominent Turkish journalist Sedef Kabas being one of them. "There is a very famous proverb that says: A crowned head becomes wiser. ...

Pakistan: Is PM Khan's government more corrupt than previous administrations?

The perception of corruption in Pakistan has worsened since Imran Khan came to power in 2018, according to Transparency International (TI). In its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021, the Berlin-...

Pelosi to seek reelection with Democratic majority at risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will seek reelection, ending speculation that she would retire as Democrats face the threat of losing control of Congress in the 202...

US Rep. Cuellar: ‘No wrongdoing on my part’ after FBI search

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar posted a video Tuesday saying he took part in “no wrongdoing” after FBI agents last week conducted a search at the Texas Democrat's home, which was part of an investigation tha...

Black lawmakers say Tennessee GOP ignores racism concerns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first month back at the state Capitol has felt frustratingly familiar for Black lawmakers in Tennessee’s majority-white Legislature. First, lawmakers pass...

Two more Poles identified as victims of hacking with spyware

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two more Poles have been identified as victims of phone hacking with the notoriously powerful spyware from Israel’s NSO Group: an agrarian political leader at odds with Poland's ...