GOP senators to watch on Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his...

Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th term

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Demonstrators have taken to the streets in several Algerian towns to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. Security was tight Friday...

Democrats try to make gains with governors in 2019 elections

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats ...

As polls loom, Erdogan offers struggling Turks cheaper veg

ISTANBUL (AP) — The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is offering cheaper vegetables to help people with soaring inflation and as he looks to shore up support for local elections ne...

Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary electi...

Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy g...

Report: Millennial voter registration in Oregon soars

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday touted the success of the state's unique automatic voter registration program, pointing to a new report that argues the "Oregon model" could be ke...

Mulling presidential bid, Howard Schultz again fails to vote

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has been criticized for having a spotty voting record in his home state, has missed another election as he considers an independent bid for pres...

The Latest: Email: N Carolina candidate sought out operative

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): ...

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers are demanding explanations from the ruling party about reports that its regional chapter used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamenta...

Germany: Far right rebuked over 'natural selection' comment

BERLIN (AP) — The deputy speaker of Germany's parliament has rebuked members of a far-right party for suggesting that women aren't fit to be lawmakers. Green party lawmaker Britta Ha...

N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county ...

Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced they are joining forces. Ex-military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head...

GOP candidate's son had concerns about political operative

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the last undecided U.S. congressional election ignored repeated warnings from his son against hiring a shady political operator now accused of illegally collecti...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of...