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  • Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:07:17 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:07:17 GMT
    For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
    For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
  • France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoff

    France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoff

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:52 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:52 GMT
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff...
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.
  • The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

    The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:46 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:46 GMT
    Former French Manuel Valls says the defeated Socialist Party is self-destructing and has to look forward to rebuild.
    Former French Manuel Valls says the defeated Socialist Party is self-destructing and has to look forward to rebuild.
  • Vive le rally: Global markets soar after French election

    Vive le rally: Global markets soar after French election

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:08 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:06:08 GMT
    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact.
    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact.
  • French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

    French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:05:58 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:05:58 GMT
    European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election.
    European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election.
  • Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

    Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:47:26 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:47:26 GMT
    The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout.
    The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout.
  • The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

    The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:37:19 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:37:19 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama will lead a panel discussion with students as the first public event of his post-presidential life.
    Former President Barack Obama will lead a panel discussion with students as the first public event of his post-presidential life.
  • Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

    Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:17:37 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:17:37 GMT
    The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election.
    The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election.
  • Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:06:50 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:06:50 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.
    Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career.
  • Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

    Albania opposition blocks main roads before June 18 vote

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:17:33 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:17:33 GMT
    Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.
    Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.
  • Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

    Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:16:38 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:16:38 GMT
    A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity.
    A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity.
  • Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:46:45 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:46:45 GMT
    A coin flip has decided the new president of a tiny southern Illinois village after an election this month ended in a tie.
    A coin flip has decided the new president of a tiny southern Illinois village after an election this month ended in a tie.
  • Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

    Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:24 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:18:24 GMT
    The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.
    The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.
  • Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

    Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:16:12 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:16:12 GMT
    New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change.
    New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change.
  • French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

    French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:05:57 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:05:57 GMT
    Global stocks are mostly higher as investors ponder the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.
    Global stocks are mostly higher as investors ponder the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.
  • Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

    Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:46:25 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:46:25 GMT
    A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum.
    A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum.
  • Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

    Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:16:27 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:16:27 GMT
    Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping out in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to...
    Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping out in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.
  • French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:37:26 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:37:26 GMT
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff...
    French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.
  • Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:25:50 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:25:50 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
  • French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:45 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 08:16:45 GMT
    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
  • Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

    Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:32:25 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:32:25 GMT
    An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.
    An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.
  • 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:28 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:53:28 GMT
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
  • Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:12:42 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:12:42 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France.
  • The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

    The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:02:41 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:02:41 GMT
    Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes.
    Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes.
  • France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

    France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:52:52 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:52:52 GMT
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before the presidential election.
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before the presidential election.
  • German nationalists elect top duo for general election

    German nationalists elect top duo for general election

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:07 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:07 GMT
    Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany party has elected two new top candidates for the September general election, after the party's best-known politician said last week she wouldn't be available.
    Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany party has elected two new top candidates for the September general election, after the party's best-known politician said last week she wouldn't be available.
  • Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

    Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:37 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:22:37 GMT
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening"...
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies.
  • Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

    Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:22:27 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:24:50 GMT
    Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth.
    Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth.
  • Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

    Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:52:09 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:52:09 GMT
    Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland.
    Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland.
  • The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

    The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:12:01 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:12:01 GMT
    The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns.
    The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns.
  • Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

    Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:23:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:26:47 GMT
    Germany's best-known nationalist politician calls on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition.".
    Germany's best-known nationalist politician calls on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition.".
  • Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

    Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:12:35 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:12:35 GMT
    Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling.
    Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling.
  • Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

    Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:02:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:02:41 GMT
    France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election...
    France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend.
  • Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

    Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:32:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:32:11 GMT
    A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote.
    A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote.
  • Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

    Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:23:09 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:28:30 GMT
    Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
    Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
  • Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

    Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:22:38 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:28:09 GMT
    The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
    The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
  • The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event

    The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:11:50 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:11:50 GMT
    French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger.
    French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger.
  • Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

    Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:23:42 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:26:32 GMT
    A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years...
    A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
  • Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

    Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:12:45 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:12:45 GMT
    President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
    President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
  • Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

    Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:31:49 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:31:49 GMT
    Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist...
    Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
  • 'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

    'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-04-22 07:02:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-04-22 07:06:09 GMT
    President Donald Trump is taking more steps that appear to move away from his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
    President Donald Trump is taking more steps that appear to move away from his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
  • The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:54 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:54:20 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:58:21 GMT
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
  • Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:33 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:42:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the...
    President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement.
  • Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

    Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:10:04 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:10:04 GMT
    Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington.
    Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington.
  • How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

    How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:58:34 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:58:34 GMT
    There's been some draining of 'the swamp' in Trump's first three months _ but not too much.
    There's been some draining of 'the swamp' in Trump's first three months _ but not too much.
  • Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

    Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:40:33 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:40:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election.
    President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election.
  • 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:38:51 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:38:51 GMT
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal.
  • The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

    The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:18:41 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:18:41 GMT
    Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the...
    Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.
  • Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

    Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:48:19 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:48:19 GMT
    A closely watched survey is showing that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is running at a six-year high.
    A closely watched survey is showing that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is running at a six-year high.
  • Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

    Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:48:50 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:48:50 GMT
    Days after the election authority rejected its request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, Turkey's main opposition says it will apply to the country's highest administrative court.
    Days after the election authority rejected its request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, Turkey's main opposition says it will apply to the country's highest administrative court.
  • Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

    Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:38:33 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:38:33 GMT
    Asian stocks are higher ahead of weekend voting in the first round of France's closely watch presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate results.
    Asian stocks are higher ahead of weekend voting in the first round of France's closely watch presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate results.
  • Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

    Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:08:46 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:08:46 GMT
    A southern Illinois county is poised to hold a coin toss to decide who will be next leader of a tiny local town.
    A southern Illinois county is poised to hold a coin toss to decide who will be next leader of a tiny local town.
  • Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

    Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:30:54 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:32:54 GMT
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and...
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.
  • The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

    The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:10:11 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:10:11 GMT
    Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
    Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
  • Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

    Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 06:28:56 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 06:28:56 GMT
    Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry.
    Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry.
  • Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

    Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:59:06 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:59:06 GMT
    Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees.
    Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees.
  • Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

    Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:28:29 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:28:29 GMT
    US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher.
    US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher.
  • GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

    GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:09:40 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:09:40 GMT
    Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government...
    Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.
  • Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:40:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:40:48 GMT
    Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters.
    Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters.
  • Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store

    Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:19:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:19:52 GMT
    A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote.
    A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote.
  • Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban, 3-day wait period

    Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban, 3-day wait period

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:18:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:18:52 GMT
    Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure.
    Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure.
  • Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election

    Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:19:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:19:43 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama has spoken by telephone with France's Emmanuel Macron and is hinting at support for the upstart, middle-way presidential candidate.
    Former President Barack Obama has spoken by telephone with France's Emmanuel Macron and is hinting at support for the upstart, middle-way presidential candidate.
  • The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

    The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:20:42 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:20:42 GMT
    President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress.
    President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress.
  • Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

    Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:27:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:32:35 GMT
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to...
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to try to replace him.
  • Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

    Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:08:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:08:18 GMT
    Average 30-year US mortgage rate falls below 4 percent.
    Average 30-year US mortgage rate falls below 4 percent.
  • The Latest: French candidate on EU: We change it or we leave

    The Latest: French candidate on EU: We change it or we leave

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:59 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:59 GMT
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
  • EX-UKIP leader Farage says he won't run in UK election

    EX-UKIP leader Farage says he won't run in UK election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:46 GMT
    Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, Britain's best-known exponent of Brexit, says he won't run for Parliament in June's election.
    Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, Britain's best-known exponent of Brexit, says he won't run for Parliament in June's election.
  • Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story

    Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:20:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:20:32 GMT
    President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
    President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.
  • Correction: House Election-Georgia story

    Correction: House Election-Georgia story

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:00:20 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:00:20 GMT
    A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm...
    A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

    Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:10:14 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:10:14 GMT
    Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
    Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
  • France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

    France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:59:28 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:59:28 GMT
    The 11 men and women hoping to be France's next president are appearing on national television seeking to sway voters in the nail-biting, unpredictable election campaign.
    The 11 men and women hoping to be France's next president are appearing on national television seeking to sway voters in the nail-biting, unpredictable election campaign.
  • French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

    French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:07:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:07:23 GMT
    Shares are gaining in Asia after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March.
    Shares are gaining in Asia after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March.
  • Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

    Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:39:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:39:52 GMT
    The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
    The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
  • French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

    French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:07:57 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 07:07:57 GMT
    French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says all the presidential contenders _ and all French people _ are potential attack targets.
    French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says all the presidential contenders _ and all French people _ are potential attack targets.
  • Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:19:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:19:32 GMT
    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.
    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.
  • Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

    Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:09:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:09:35 GMT
    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a snap election.
    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a snap election.
  • Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

    Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:49:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:49:57 GMT
    A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition.
    A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition.
  • Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:48:07 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:48:07 GMT
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018.
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018.
  • The Latest: Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

    The Latest: Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:49:08 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:49:08 GMT
    French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon is holding a rally and concert in Paris four days before a vote likely to devastate his once-powerful party.
    French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon is holding a rally and concert in Paris four days before a vote likely to devastate his once-powerful party.
  • Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

    Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:47:34 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:47:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump is says Democrats in Georgia are "failing" after a congressional election that is now headed to a runoff.
    President Donald Trump is says Democrats in Georgia are "failing" after a congressional election that is now headed to a runoff.
  • Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

    Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:14:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:14:57 GMT
    The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country's exit from the European Union will be smoother for the economy than...
    The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country's exit from the European Union will be smoother for the economy than many had feared.
  • Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

    Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:06:11 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:06:11 GMT
    Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable.
    Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable.
  • The Latest: Turkish protesters rally against election board

    The Latest: Turkish protesters rally against election board

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:34:28 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:34:28 GMT
    Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's electoral board has rejected the oppositions' petitions to annul the referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency.
    Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's electoral board has rejected the oppositions' petitions to annul the referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency.
  • Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

    Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:27:03 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:27:03 GMT
    President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
    President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
  • The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election

    The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:06:25 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:06:25 GMT
    A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks.
    A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:05:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:05:53 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Special election for House seat in Georgia headed to runoff; Pence issues another strong warning to North Korea; Police say gunman in Fresno, California, targeting whites chose 3 men at...
    Among 10 Things to Know: Special election for House seat in Georgia headed to runoff; Pence issues another strong warning to North Korea; Police say gunman in Fresno, California, targeting whites chose 3 men at random.
  • Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

    Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:44:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:44:41 GMT
    The best-known figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany says that she won't be its top candidate in September's German election _ a decision that appears to reflect growing opposition among other leading...
    The best-known figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany says that she won't be its top candidate in September's German election _ a decision that appears to reflect growing opposition among other leading members of the party.
  • The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

    The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:45:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:45:41 GMT
    Democrat Jon Ossoff has dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election.
    Democrat Jon Ossoff has dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election.
  • Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

    Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-04-19 11:25:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-04-19 11:25:23 GMT
    Preliminary election results show the minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital has been resoundingly defeated by his Muslim challenger after a campaign that highlighted the country's religious and...
    Preliminary election results show the minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital has been resoundingly defeated by his Muslim challenger after a campaign that highlighted the country's religious and racial divides.
  • Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

    Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:45:51 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:45:51 GMT
    Belgium's federal prosecutor says the country had opened an investigation into one of the suspects arrested for plotting an attack that officials say was thwarted days before the French presidential elections.
    Belgium's federal prosecutor says the country had opened an investigation into one of the suspects arrested for plotting an attack that officials say was thwarted days before the French presidential elections.
  • UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

    UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:56:33 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:56:33 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make an unexpected statement in Downing Street, triggering speculation that she plans to call an early election.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make an unexpected statement in Downing Street, triggering speculation that she plans to call an early election.
  • High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

    High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:37:06 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:37:06 GMT
    A congressional election Tuesday in Georgia is the latest proxy between President Donald Trump and the opposition movement that loathes him.
    A congressional election Tuesday in Georgia is the latest proxy between President Donald Trump and the opposition movement that loathes him.
  • Suburban Chicago Trump backer beats challenger by 151 votes

    Suburban Chicago Trump backer beats challenger by 151 votes

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:26:05 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:28:19 GMT
    A suburban Chicago mayor whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger.
    A suburban Chicago mayor whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger.
  • For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

    For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 07:45:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-04-19 07:45:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump has displayed a willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
    President Donald Trump has displayed a willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home.
  • Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters

    Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:28 GMT
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with six Kentucky voters at a Frankfort coffee shop on Tuesday as part of a tour of Republican states along with new Democratic National Committee...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with six Kentucky voters at a Frankfort coffee shop on Tuesday as part of a tour of Republican states along with new Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez.
  • Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

    Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:37:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:37:05 GMT
    French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, then a tax on any company that hires foreign workers.
    French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, then a tax on any company that hires foreign workers.
  • The Latest: Trump, May speak about British election plans

    The Latest: Trump, May speak about British election plans

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:36:52 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:36:52 GMT
    The British pound has fallen sharply amid mounting speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call an early general election.
    The British pound has fallen sharply amid mounting speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call an early general election.
  • Official: French police thwart attack days before election

    Official: French police thwart attack days before election

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:16:14 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:16:14 GMT
    The French interior minister says that police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential...
    The French interior minister says that police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential election.
  • California professor on paid leave for anti-Trump tweet

    California professor on paid leave for anti-Trump tweet

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:23:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:25:54 GMT
    Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will be on paid leave for the rest of the semester.
    Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will be on paid leave for the rest of the semester.
  • Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

    Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:24:04 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:24:04 GMT
    Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will expand the powers of the office of the president.
    Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will expand the powers of the office of the president.
  • The Latest: State of emergency extended in Turkey

    The Latest: State of emergency extended in Turkey

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:57:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:57:17 GMT
    The European Union is calling on the Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" into "alleged irregularities" during last weekend's referendum on increased powers for the country's presidency.
    The European Union is calling on the Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" into "alleged irregularities" during last weekend's referendum on increased powers for the country's presidency.
  • The Latest: Melenchon is in 7 places at once, with hologram

    The Latest: Melenchon is in 7 places at once, with hologram

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:56:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:56:44 GMT
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron says he will simplify the country's famously complex labor laws within weeks of taking office.
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron says he will simplify the country's famously complex labor laws within weeks of taking office.
  • British pound jumps higher after election is called

    British pound jumps higher after election is called

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:44:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:44:05 GMT
    The British currency has jumped higher on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the current government's mandate in its Brexit talks.
    The British currency has jumped higher on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the current government's mandate in its Brexit talks.
  • World stocks slide as geopolitics, European votes weigh

    World stocks slide as geopolitics, European votes weigh

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-04-18 14:24:14 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-18 14:27:27 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues.
    Asian stocks were mixed as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues.
  • Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election

    Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:26:26 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:26:26 GMT
    President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election.
    President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election.
  • Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

    Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:25:54 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:25:54 GMT
    President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a conservative Georgia congressional district.
    President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a conservative Georgia congressional district.
  • France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

    France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-04-18 11:46:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-04-18 11:46:06 GMT
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are hoping to bring in big crowds at competing rallies in Paris as the country's unpredictable presidential race nears its finish.
    French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are hoping to bring in big crowds at competing rallies in Paris as the country's unpredictable presidential race nears its finish.
  • Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

    Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:54:20 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:54:20 GMT
    French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen celebrated the morning after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.
    French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen celebrated the morning after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.
  • Turkey's president Erdogan fulfills ambition, but at a cost

    Turkey's president Erdogan fulfills ambition, but at a cost

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:05 AM EDT2017-04-18 09:05:25 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:05 AM EDT2017-04-18 09:05:25 GMT
    Turkey's main opposition party is preparing to contest results of the referendum that that gave a narrow victory to President Tayyip Erdogan's wishes to greatly expand the powers of his office.
    Turkey's main opposition party is preparing to contest results of the referendum that that gave a narrow victory to President Tayyip Erdogan's wishes to greatly expand the powers of his office.
  • US Supreme Court spares Arkansas inmate from execution

    US Supreme Court spares Arkansas inmate from execution

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:43 AM EDT2017-04-18 06:43:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:43 AM EDT2017-04-18 06:43:44 GMT
    Arkansas is fighting on multiple fronts to begin a series of double-executions.
    Arkansas is fighting on multiple fronts to begin a series of double-executions.
  • The Latest: Turkish leader gets call from Trump after vote

    The Latest: Turkish leader gets call from Trump after vote

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:30 AM EDT2017-04-18 05:30:15 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:30 AM EDT2017-04-18 05:30:15 GMT
    The head of Turkey's electoral board has rejected suggestions of fraud in Turkey's referendum that will grant the president vast new powers.
    The head of Turkey's electoral board has rejected suggestions of fraud in Turkey's referendum that will grant the president vast new powers.
  • Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

    Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-18 04:09:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-18 04:09:27 GMT
    The White House says President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his country's referendum expanding presidential powers.
    The White House says President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his country's referendum expanding presidential powers.
  • Calexit backers drop 1 California secession bid, try again

    Calexit backers drop 1 California secession bid, try again

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:12:08 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:12:08 GMT
    Supporters of a long-shot bid to make California an independent nation are ending their effort to put it to a statewide vote next year.
    Supporters of a long-shot bid to make California an independent nation are ending their effort to put it to a statewide vote next year.
  • The Latest: National Front lawmaker attacked before rally

    The Latest: National Front lawmaker attacked before rally

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:28:47 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:28:47 GMT
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has pledged to represent an "open, confident, winning France" in contrast with his far-right and far-left rivals.
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has pledged to represent an "open, confident, winning France" in contrast with his far-right and far-left rivals.
  • Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

    Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:50:18 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:52:36 GMT
    Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
    Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
  • Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

    Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:47:59 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:47:59 GMT
    The United States has declined to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.
    The United States has declined to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.
  • Germany wants Albanian opposition to end parliament boycott

    Germany wants Albanian opposition to end parliament boycott

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-17 15:28:32 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-17 15:28:32 GMT
    Germany's foreign minister has called on Albania's opposition to end a parliamentary boycott, not block the launch of justice reforms and take part in the June parliamentary election.
    Germany's foreign minister has called on Albania's opposition to end a parliamentary boycott, not block the launch of justice reforms and take part in the June parliamentary election.
  • Outcome of Turkey vote likely to further cool EU relations

    Outcome of Turkey vote likely to further cool EU relations

    Monday, April 17 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-04-17 14:29:02 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-04-17 14:29:02 GMT
    European leaders have reacted with restraint and concern to the outcome of a referendum in Turkey that grants sweeping new powers to the nation's president.
    European leaders have reacted with restraint and concern to the outcome of a referendum in Turkey that grants sweeping new powers to the nation's president.
  • Hundreds march against far-right French presidential hopeful

    Hundreds march against far-right French presidential hopeful

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:11 AM EDT2017-04-17 07:11:23 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 3:11 AM EDT2017-04-17 07:11:23 GMT
    Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to protest the far-right National Front and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, claiming basic freedoms would disappear were she elected.
    Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to protest the far-right National Front and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, claiming basic freedoms would disappear were she elected.
  • Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud

    Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-17 07:10:08 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-04-17 07:10:08 GMT
    The first polling stations have opened in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the nation's president.
    The first polling stations have opened in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the nation's president.
  • Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

    Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-04-17 05:26:41 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-04-17 05:26:41 GMT
    Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by including young people.
    Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by including young people.
  • AP Explains: 1,600 hopefuls, vetting and Islam in Iran poll

    AP Explains: 1,600 hopefuls, vetting and Islam in Iran poll

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-04-17 05:05:25 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-04-17 05:05:25 GMT
    AP Explains: 1,600 presidential hopefuls, vetting and Shiite Islam all at play in Iranian election.
    AP Explains: 1,600 presidential hopefuls, vetting and Shiite Islam all at play in Iranian election.
  • Trump: 'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

    Trump: 'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:25:30 GMT
    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:25:30 GMT
    Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
    Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
  • The Latest: EU leaders urge Ankara to move slowly post-vote

    The Latest: EU leaders urge Ankara to move slowly post-vote

    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:15:54 GMT
    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:15:54 GMT
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lambasted foreign countries for attempting to influence Turkey's historic referendum as he cast his vote in the southern province of Antalya.
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lambasted foreign countries for attempting to influence Turkey's historic referendum as he cast his vote in the southern province of Antalya.
  • Anti-Trump sentiment, ad blitz motivate Georgia voters

    Anti-Trump sentiment, ad blitz motivate Georgia voters

    Sunday, April 16 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-04-16 14:36:18 GMT
    Sunday, April 16 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-04-16 14:36:18 GMT
    Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress.
    Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress.
  • Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms

    Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms

    Sunday, April 16 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-04-16 04:14:43 GMT
    Sunday, April 16 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-04-16 04:14:43 GMT
    The first polling stations have opened in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the nation's president.
    The first polling stations have opened in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the nation's president.
  • Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

    Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

    Saturday, April 15 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-16 03:55:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 15 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-16 03:55:11 GMT
    Campaigning for Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand presidential powers enters its final stretch, with supporters of the "yes" and "no" campaigns addressing flag-waving supporters in Turkey's two main...
    Campaigning for Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand presidential powers enters its final stretch, with supporters of the "yes" and "no" campaigns addressing flag-waving supporters in Turkey's two main cities of Istanbul and Ankara.
  • Turkey referendum: What are the main issues and process?

    Turkey referendum: What are the main issues and process?

    Saturday, April 15 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-04-15 12:44:31 GMT
    Saturday, April 15 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-04-15 12:44:31 GMT
    Turkey is holding a national referendum Sunday to approve or reject a package of constitutional reforms that would replace the country's parliamentary system with a presidential one.
    Turkey is holding a national referendum Sunday to approve or reject a package of constitutional reforms that would replace the country's parliamentary system with a presidential one.
  • Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

    Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

    Saturday, April 15 2017 4:34 AM EDT2017-04-15 08:34:29 GMT
    Saturday, April 15 2017 4:34 AM EDT2017-04-15 08:34:29 GMT
    The scars of extremist violence run deep in today's France, and the threat of new attacks hangs heavy over the upcoming presidential election.
    The scars of extremist violence run deep in today's France, and the threat of new attacks hangs heavy over the upcoming presidential election.
  • Lobbying by Trump associates highlights foreign agent law

    Lobbying by Trump associates highlights foreign agent law

    Saturday, April 15 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-04-15 06:44:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 15 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-04-15 06:48:57 GMT
    Revelations that Trump associates have lobbied for foreign governments are calling attention to a 1938 law intended to shed light on foreign influence campaigns.
    Revelations that Trump associates have lobbied for foreign governments are calling attention to a 1938 law intended to shed light on foreign influence campaigns.
  • Stability or autocracy? Turkey divided over key referendum

    Stability or autocracy? Turkey divided over key referendum

    Friday, April 14 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-14 21:45:14 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-14 21:45:14 GMT
    Turkey is heading toward a historic referendum that has the country divided right down the middle.
    Turkey is heading toward a historic referendum that has the country divided right down the middle.
  • Iowa voters say GOP lawmaker right to say no to health bill

    Iowa voters say GOP lawmaker right to say no to health bill

    Friday, April 14 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-04-14 20:55:13 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-04-14 20:55:13 GMT
    Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Iowa Rep. David Young, who quickly was punished by a political action committee linked...
    Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Iowa Rep. David Young, who quickly was punished by a political action committee linked to Speaker Paul Ryan.
  • Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

    Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

    Friday, April 14 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-14 18:55:08 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-14 18:55:08 GMT
    As President Donald Trump approaches 100 days in office, he seems to be embracing "flexibility," acknowledging he may not have thought deeply about some of the issues he shouted about throughout his political...
    As President Donald Trump approaches 100 days in office, he seems to be embracing "flexibility," acknowledging he may not have thought deeply about some of the issues he shouted about throughout his political campaign.
  • Iran's president registers to run in May elections

    Iran's president registers to run in May elections

    Friday, April 14 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-04-14 17:14:40 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-04-14 17:14:40 GMT
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has registered to run in the upcoming presidential elections in May.
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has registered to run in the upcoming presidential elections in May.
  • Russia reset redux? Trump tries where predecessors failed

    Russia reset redux? Trump tries where predecessors failed

    Friday, April 14 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-04-14 12:55:04 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-04-14 12:55:04 GMT
    President Donald Trump says U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low" as he moves ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.
    President Donald Trump says U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low" as he moves ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.
  • French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity

    French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity

    Friday, April 14 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-04-14 12:14:37 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-04-14 12:14:37 GMT
    French investigators are asking the European Parliament to lift far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity so that she can face possible prosecution over suspected misuse of parliamentary salaries.
    French investigators are asking the European Parliament to lift far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity so that she can face possible prosecution over suspected misuse of parliamentary salaries.
  • Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

    Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

    Friday, April 14 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-04-14 11:54:41 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-04-14 11:54:41 GMT
    President Donald Trump is reversing on many of his key campaign promises as he approaches his first 100 days in office.
    President Donald Trump is reversing on many of his key campaign promises as he approaches his first 100 days in office.
  • Vulgar video surfaces of candidate who was on 'Apprentice'

    Vulgar video surfaces of candidate who was on 'Apprentice'

    Friday, April 14 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-04-14 09:43:46 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-04-14 09:43:46 GMT
    A former "Apprentice" contestant who was caught on video using a vulgarity to proposition a woman says he won't end his bid for a New Jersey Assembly seat.
    A former "Apprentice" contestant who was caught on video using a vulgarity to proposition a woman says he won't end his bid for a New Jersey Assembly seat.
  • Connecticut governor will not seek re-election to third term

    Connecticut governor will not seek re-election to third term

    Friday, April 14 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-04-14 07:14:43 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-04-14 07:14:43 GMT
    The Connecticut governor who gained national attention for seeking stronger gun laws after 20 first-graders were killed in a school shooting and for welcoming a Syrian refugee family rebuffed by Indiana says he...
    The Connecticut governor who gained national attention for seeking stronger gun laws after 20 first-graders were killed in a school shooting and for welcoming a Syrian refugee family rebuffed by Indiana says he won't seek a third term.
  • Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

    Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:44:16 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:44:16 GMT
    President Donald Trump likes to boast that he only hires the best people.
    President Donald Trump likes to boast that he only hires the best people.
  • Macron' singular life could help make him France's president

    Macron' singular life could help make him France's president

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:54:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:54:09 GMT
    From his teenage romance with a teacher to his recent ambition to become president, Emmanuel Macron often is described as unconventional and tenacious _ qualities that could help make the first-time candidate...
    From his teenage romance with a teacher to his recent ambition to become president, Emmanuel Macron often is described as unconventional and tenacious _ qualities that could help make the first-time candidate France's next leader.
  • GOP hopefuls for Virginia governor show varied debate styles

    GOP hopefuls for Virginia governor show varied debate styles

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:34:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:34:24 GMT
    Three Republicans vying to be the next governor of Virginia are showing markedly different debating styles ahead of their June primary.
    Three Republicans vying to be the next governor of Virginia are showing markedly different debating styles ahead of their June primary.
  • UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

    UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

    Thursday, April 13 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-04-13 23:24:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-04-13 23:24:08 GMT
    The Security Council is set to wrap up the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by mid-October after more than 20 years, in recognition of "the major milestone" the country has achieved toward stabilization following...
    The Security Council is set to wrap up the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by mid-October after more than 20 years, in recognition of "the major milestone" the country has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections.
  • FBI director: Public should know of agenda-driven fake news

    FBI director: Public should know of agenda-driven fake news

    Thursday, April 13 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-04-13 21:55:05 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-04-13 21:55:05 GMT
    FBI Director James Comey says the American people should be mindful of foreign efforts to undermine confidence in U.S. elections.
    FBI Director James Comey says the American people should be mindful of foreign efforts to undermine confidence in U.S. elections.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump forgets tense time in US-Russia history

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump forgets tense time in US-Russia history

    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:44:33 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:44:33 GMT
    AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges his history with strategist Steve Bannon.
    AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges his history with strategist Steve Bannon.
  • Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

    Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:55:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:55:06 GMT
    A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.
    A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.
  • AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:35:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:35:23 GMT
    In August, a ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump's campaign chairman.
    In August, a ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump's campaign chairman.
  • Conservative group's health ads slam top GOP lawmakers

    Conservative group's health ads slam top GOP lawmakers

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-04-13 14:23:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-04-13 14:23:25 GMT
    The conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairmen and other top Republicans, part of an aggressive ad campaign to rally support for the GOP's struggling health care overhaul effort.
    The conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairmen and other top Republicans, part of an aggressive ad campaign to rally support for the GOP's struggling health care overhaul effort.
  • Phish drummer Jon Fishman running for board seat in hometown

    Phish drummer Jon Fishman running for board seat in hometown

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-13 13:12:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-13 13:12:38 GMT
    The drummer for the jam band Phish is running for office in his hometown in Maine.
    The drummer for the jam band Phish is running for office in his hometown in Maine.
  • Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

    Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

    Thursday, April 13 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-04-13 12:03:47 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-04-13 12:03:47 GMT
    President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is backing an 'evil person' in Syria.
    President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is backing an 'evil person' in Syria.
  • France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

    France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-04-13 10:14:16 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-04-13 10:14:16 GMT
    French far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is rattling financial markets by rising in polls just 11 days before the presidential vote.
    French far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is rattling financial markets by rising in polls just 11 days before the presidential vote.
  • Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

    Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-04-13 07:35:57 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-04-13 07:35:57 GMT
    Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since President Donald Trump's election.
    Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since President Donald Trump's election.
  • Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

    Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-04-13 07:35:50 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-04-13 07:35:50 GMT
    President Donald Trump has declared: "I am my own strategist." That would seem to bode poorly for his actual strategist, Steve Bannon.
    President Donald Trump has declared: "I am my own strategist." That would seem to bode poorly for his actual strategist, Steve Bannon.
  • Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

    Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:43 AM EDT2017-04-13 06:43:30 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:43 AM EDT2017-04-13 06:43:30 GMT
    Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since President Donald Trump's election.
    Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since President Donald Trump's election.
  • Hard-line ex-leader Ahmadinejad stuns Iran with election bid

    Hard-line ex-leader Ahmadinejad stuns Iran with election bid

    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-04-13 06:15:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-04-13 06:15:44 GMT
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country's May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the nation's Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country's May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the nation's Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.
  • Sanders: Trump will be a one-term president

    Sanders: Trump will be a one-term president

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-04-13 05:24:02 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-04-13 05:27:22 GMT
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to rally Democrats.
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to rally Democrats.
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:53:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:53:48 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Tillerson, Lavrov open tense meeting in Moscow; AP: Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide Manafort; AP: UN peacekeepers' child sex ring left victims, but no arrests.
    Among 10 Things to Know: Tillerson, Lavrov open tense meeting in Moscow; AP: Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide Manafort; AP: UN peacekeepers' child sex ring left victims, but no arrests.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship

    AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:13:19 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:13:19 GMT
    AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges his history with strategist Steve Bannon.
    AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges his history with strategist Steve Bannon.
  • The Latest: Trump says US-Russian ties at 'all-time low'

    The Latest: Trump says US-Russian ties at 'all-time low'

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:02:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:02:23 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he aims to clear up "sharp differences" with Russia as he opens a tense meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he aims to clear up "sharp differences" with Russia as he opens a tense meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
  • The Latest: Trump expected to sign family planning bill

    The Latest: Trump expected to sign family planning bill

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-13 00:52:49 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-13 00:52:49 GMT
    President Donald Trump says his chief strategist Steve Bannon joined his campaign "very late," downplaying the notion that Bannon is an influential member of his team.
    President Donald Trump says his chief strategist Steve Bannon joined his campaign "very late," downplaying the notion that Bannon is an influential member of his team.
  • Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

    Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-04-12 23:53:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-04-12 23:53:37 GMT
    Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single digit victory in a district where they have romped in the past, an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump's presidency.
    Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single digit victory in a district where they have romped in the past, an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump's presidency.
  • US Sikhs launch ad campaign that looks to push back on hate

    US Sikhs launch ad campaign that looks to push back on hate

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-04-12 21:15:06 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-04-12 21:15:06 GMT
    Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop violent attacks against followers.
    Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop violent attacks against followers.
  • German official praises Serbian leader for peaceful protests

    German official praises Serbian leader for peaceful protests

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-04-12 20:54:45 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-04-12 20:54:45 GMT
    Germany's foreign minister has praised the role of Serbia's president-elect in maintaining stability in the Balkans saying daily protests against Aleksandar Vucic's election victory are part of democracy.
    Germany's foreign minister has praised the role of Serbia's president-elect in maintaining stability in the Balkans saying daily protests against Aleksandar Vucic's election victory are part of democracy.
  • McConnell: Trump team better understands Russia's intentions

    McConnell: Trump team better understands Russia's intentions

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:22:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:22:00 GMT
    The top Senate Republican says the Trump campaign was confused about Russia's intentions but the administration is figuring out that Russia is "never up to any good.".
    The top Senate Republican says the Trump campaign was confused about Russia's intentions but the administration is figuring out that Russia is "never up to any good.".
  • Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

    Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:03:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:05:43 GMT
    Republicans have pulled out a victory in Kansas in the first of four U.S. House elections to replace GOP congressmen named to top jobs in President Donald Trump's administration, but the next contest in Georgia...
    Republicans have pulled out a victory in Kansas in the first of four U.S. House elections to replace GOP congressmen named to top jobs in President Donald Trump's administration, but the next contest in Georgia could be tougher.
  • Lebanon's president adjourns Parliament for 1 month

    Lebanon's president adjourns Parliament for 1 month

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-12 17:42:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-12 17:42:46 GMT
    Lebanese President Michel Aoun says he is invoking his constitutional powers to adjourn the parliament for one month.
    Lebanese President Michel Aoun says he is invoking his constitutional powers to adjourn the parliament for one month.
  • Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:54:34 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:54:34 GMT
    A newspaper report says the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page...
    A newspaper report says the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent.
  • The Latest: Iran's Ahmadinejad defends decision to run

    The Latest: Iran's Ahmadinejad defends decision to run

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:54:06 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:54:06 GMT
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described comments by the supreme leader suggesting he not run in May's presidential election as "just advice.".
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described comments by the supreme leader suggesting he not run in May's presidential election as "just advice.".
  • Despite Republican scandals Alabama solidly red, for now

    Despite Republican scandals Alabama solidly red, for now

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:04:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:04:54 GMT
    Republican scandals have had very little effect on the political landscape in Alabama and Democrats hoping to make gains amid the fallout face the harsh reality that the state is solidly red.
    Republican scandals have had very little effect on the political landscape in Alabama and Democrats hoping to make gains amid the fallout face the harsh reality that the state is solidly red.
  • The Latest: Investors grow skittish about French election

    The Latest: Investors grow skittish about French election

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-04-12 10:23:07 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-04-12 10:27:53 GMT
    Investors are growing more cautious about France and the euro ahead of an unpredictable presidential election in France.
    Investors are growing more cautious about France and the euro ahead of an unpredictable presidential election in France.
  • US Sen. Warren rakes in $5.2M in first 3 months of this year

    US Sen. Warren rakes in $5.2M in first 3 months of this year

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-04-12 07:25:04 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-04-12 07:28:38 GMT
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is revving up her already formidable fundraising juggernaut, raking in $5.2 million in the first quarter of the year to bring her campaign account to $9.2 million.
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is revving up her already formidable fundraising juggernaut, raking in $5.2 million in the first quarter of the year to bring her campaign account to $9.2 million.
  • Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:23 AM EDT2017-04-12 07:23:22 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:23 AM EDT2017-04-12 07:23:22 GMT
    A published report says the FBI obtained a court order to monitor communications of an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump last summer.
    A published report says the FBI obtained a court order to monitor communications of an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump last summer.
  • Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

    Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-04-12 05:01:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-04-12 05:01:57 GMT
    A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory has upended expectations that Republicans would easily win a Kansas House on Tuesday.
    A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory has upended expectations that Republicans would easily win a Kansas House on Tuesday.
  • The Latest: Kansas Democrat plans another run for Congress

    The Latest: Kansas Democrat plans another run for Congress

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:45:03 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:45:03 GMT
    Republicans won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.
    Republicans won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.
  • US says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example

    US says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:42:32 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:42:32 GMT
    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says UN peacekeeping has made a great contribution to Haiti and the Security Council's expected vote to withdraw all troops by October 15th is an example of how missions should change as...
    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says UN peacekeeping has made a great contribution to Haiti and the Security Council's expected vote to withdraw all troops by October 15th is an example of how missions should change as a country's political situation changes.
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