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Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by r...

Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland an...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2022. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

Philippine dictator's son defeats bid vs. presidential run

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos defeated on Monday a bid to disqualify him from the May 9 presidential race but still faces other petitions from human...

Philippines poll body rejects petition to bar Marcos from presidential race

The Philippines' election commission on Monday threw out a petition seeking to bar the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running in this year's election, one of several complaints...

French far-left presidential hopeful woos voters with jobs

NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for A...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “d...

Eric Chu responds to rumors Foxconn boss will save KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) says he welcomes advice from Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭臺銘) after rumors spread KMT supporters want the billionaire to save the party by b...

Wisconsin Gov. Evers' reelection pitch: democracy is at risk

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is known for his folksy demeanor, sprinkling his speeches with “by gollys” and the occasional PG-rated swear word. To win reelection, the...

Macron talks up security in French conservative stronghold

NICE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to his country's Mediterranean coast on Monday to talk about internal security, making a pit stop in the city where an extremist drove a c...

Text of President Joe Biden's speech marking 1/6 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Joe Biden's speech Thursday marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as provided by the White House: Madam Vice President, my ...

South Korea pardons ex-president Park Geun-hye -justice ministry

SEOUL, Dec 24 (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in granted a pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who is in prison after being convicted of corruption, the justice ministry said on...

Han Kuo-yu has no plans to relive ‘Hanliu’ magic in Taiwan's 2022 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Kuomintang’s (KMT) unlikely superstar candidate who rode a wave of populist support in 2018 to claim victory in the Kaoshiung mayoral election,...

Libya parliament says 'impossible' to hold presidential vote

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan parliamentary committee said Wednesday that it has become “impossible” to hold the long-awaited presidential election in two days as scheduled, a major blow to international effo...

Democrats appear to gain edge in California House districts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Democrats appear to have come away with the advantage in a recasting of the state’s congressional districts, with boundaries that could strengthen their hold on the deleg...