Parliamentary elections

February 22, 2019 - 4:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday in an election that pits the...
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February 21, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers on Thursday demanded explanations from the ruling party about reports that one of its regional offices used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported recently that Red Cross funds raised from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 they'll present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli elections that "will constitute the new Israeli ruling party." In a joint statement, the two said they were "motivated by national responsibility." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
February 21, 2019 - 3:35 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday they were joining forces ahead of April elections — a dramatic move that shook up the country's political system and created the first credible alternative to Netanyahu's decade-long rule...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said. The company said Tuesday that a group called Strontium targeted email accounts for more than 100...
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A phone box displays a billboards showing Hungarian-American financier George Soros and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker above the caption “You have a right to know what Brussels is preparing to do!", on Vaci Avenue in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Hungarian government has launched a new campaign targeting what it claims are efforts by the European Union leadership to organize mass migration into Europe, mainly by Muslims. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)
February 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants. Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said when it...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can't rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring's European Parliament election. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
February 19, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her most important demand. Reinforcing the message, EU Commission...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, a demonstrator throws debris at a burning barricade while protesting with others against the rising of the fuel taxes on the famed Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris. The offer by Italy's 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's "yellow vests" could be harbinger of what's to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
February 19, 2019 - 11:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into political candidates. When Italy's deputy prime minister offered the populist 5-Star Movement's Rousseau...
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February 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D. The redesigned European Parliament is...
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Activists lie on the ground as they take part in a protest against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's migrant and security decree, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 4:09 pm
ROME (AP) — Should senators from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing the populist government in which the two parties are coalition partners? The decision has them in a bind...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file photo, people stand on a tank inside a security forces compound in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, although the intensity of the festivities is underlining the split between the country’s east and west. Hundreds of people reveled Sunday in the western cities of Tripoli, Misrata and Zawiya, where bands played and flags lined the streets. (AP Photo/Alagur, File)
February 17, 2019 - 12:51 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyans on Sunday celebrated the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with a varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west. Thousands of people reveled...
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