Macedonian court rejects bids to scrap name referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North Macedonia." ...

EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The official in charge of European Union's enlargement negotiations has urged Macedonians to vote in a referendum this month on renaming their country "North Macedonia," a cha...

Official Washington scrambles over Kavanaugh allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — True or false, a woman's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court. K...

Romania top court approves referendum on marriage definition

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has given a green light to a referendum that could change the constitution to explicitly state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. ...

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the...

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. In a televised speech Sunday night, President Marti...

Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in Macedonia's capital to promote support for changing the country's name in an upcoming referendum that also could clear the way for NATO mem...

Montana Green Party's ballot benefactor may remain unknown

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Whoever bankrolled the effort to qualify the Montana Green Party for this year's state ballot may get away with remaining unknown because the state's campaign disclosure laws do n...

A look at Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as the most destructive storm in the modern history of the island, a poll by a U.S. market research company added insu...

Macedonia leader says country ready for 'historic moment'

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The prime minister of Macedonia has told European lawmakers that his country is ready to grasp its "historic moment" and change its name — a move that pave the way to NATO mem...

Macedonia opposition says name change an issue of conscience

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's conservative opposition leader has told supporters to vote "with their conscience" in a Sept. 30 referendum on changing the country's name. The o...

Romania parliament votes in favor of man/woman marriage only

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Senators approved a measure that could pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. ...

Peru's president says could even close Congress

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's President Martin Vizcarra says he'll use everything in his power to push for a public referendum on anti-corruption measures — and he's leaving open the possibility he could e...

Romania parliament votes in favor of man/woman marriage only

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Senators have approved a law that would pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. ...

The Latest: Catalan leader: Focus on freeing separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalan separatists in Spain (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Catalan leader says the focus of the Day of Catalonia holiday mu...