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Live updates | Official: Plans for Kherson annexation

A Russia-installed official in Ukraine’s Kherson region says the region’s administration will ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex the region. The deputy head of the Russia-...

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's 1st president, dies

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, died Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said. He was 88. ...

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government fired the director of the country's top intelligence agency Tuesday following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones, including the devices of the prime mini...

Leonid Kravchuk: The man who buried the Soviet Union

In every country, there is a number one: the first to become its head of state. In Ukraine, it was Leonid Kravchuk. An apparatchik responsible for ideology and propaganda, he found himself at the helm...

Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

STOCKHOLM (AP) — To join or not to join? The NATO question is coming to a head this week in Finland and Sweden where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered the long-held belief that remaining outs...

Spain sacks spy chief amid Pegasus scandal

The Spanish government has fired the director of its top intelligence agency after the disclosure of the hacking of politicians' cellphones. Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles announced on...

Georgia elections chief aims to shore up Republican support

ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Raffensperger says the Georgia and U.S. Constitutions should be amended to prohibit voting by people who aren't U.S. citizens. He oversaw a citizenship audit of the state's voter r...

Trump, emboldened after Ohio victory, faces challenges ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a victory in the first real test of his power as GOP kingmaker, former President Donald Trump enters the next stretch of the midterm campaign emboldened — and facing new risk...

Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a “new era” Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seat...

EXPLAINER: What's next for N. Ireland after Sinn Fein wins?

LONDON (AP) — The election of Sinn Fein as the biggest party in Northern Ireland’s Assembly is a historic moment -- the first time an Irish nationalist party, rather than a British unionist one, has t...

Wisconsin GOP eyeing shift in control of election oversight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Doug La Follette is adjusting to a new status in Wisconsin politics: relevance. The 81-year-old secretary of state has been a forgotten man for four decades, stu...

What Sinn Fein's win could mean for Northern Ireland, UK

Sinn Fein, which seeks to reunite Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, emerged ahead of the pack after Friday's election. As vote counting neared completion late Saturday, the BBC report...

Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein poised for historic election win

Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party that aspires to remove Northern Ireland from British rule to create a united Ireland, was widely expected on Saturday to become the largest group in the Belfast ...

Sinn Fein eyes historic victory in Northern Ireland election

Early polling on Friday showed Sinn Fein emerging as the largest single party in the Northern Ireland Assembly — marking a seismic shift in the province's politics. The predicted victory &...

Guinea prosecutor orders trial against ex-President Conde

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea authorities say they will prosecute former President Alpha Conde and 26 of his officials for violence surrounding his bid for a controversial third term in office. ...