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November 24, 2017 10:35 AM Irish government faces crisis at crunch time for Brexit

LONDON – Ireland's government is at risk of collapse, three weeks before a crucial European Union summit on Brexit. The Fianna Fail party says it will table a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's deputy, Frances Fitzgerald, over her involvement in a long-running police scandal. Varadkar's Fine Gael party is standing by her. Irish Foreign 15

November 23, 2017 10:28 PM Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie

Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas is apologizing for a graphic image of himself that emerged on social media this week, confirming he took the picture and sent it to women with whom he was pursuing relationships. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," Barton, 68, admitted 24

November 23, 2017 6:41 PM Pope prays for 'seeds of peace' for South Sudan, Congo

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo. Earlier this year he said he was studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the African nation suffering from famine and civil war. But he told faithful Thursday evening that wasn't possible. Francis said that, "with prayer 15

November 23, 2017 9:23 AM Pressure grows on German Social Democrats in gov't impasse

BERLIN – Pressure is growing within Germany's Social Democratic Party to at least discuss the possibility of forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. SPD leader Martin Schulz has ruled out returning to the "grand coalition" with Merkel, following a disastrous result in September's election, even after her talks on forming 19

November 23, 2017 8:53 AM Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

ALGIERS, Algeria – Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices. More than 50 political parties are fielding candidates in Thursday's elections for mayors and council members in 1,541 towns and 48 local assemblies. Voter apathy is widespread, despite anger at corruption 19

November 22, 2017 5:54 PM Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Disclosures will only reach a fraction of the more than 120 million users who saw posts Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said it plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year. Yet the disclosure 17

November 21, 2017 2:24 PM Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi of the Kulmiye party won 55 percent of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition got 40 percent 19

November 21, 2017 12:05 AM Elections Regulator Fines Conservative Groups Over Finance Infraction

FEC finds that American Conservative Union illegally funneled money from nonprofit to a super PAC WASHINGTON—The Federal Election Commission has levied a fine on three conservatives groups, a rare move for an agency where partisan gridlock in recent years has meant less enforcement of campaign-finance rules. The commission determined that the American 17

November 20, 2017 10:13 PM Leftist president hopeful vows to erase Mexico's corruption

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's leftist Morena party is making eradicating corruption the centerpiece of its platform as its leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador campaigns for the presidential election next July. Thousands of Morena's most fervent supporters packed the capital's National Auditorium on Monday to watch party bigwigs vote unanimously in support of the plan for governing 16

November 20, 2017 8:37 PM The Latest: Elections Commission asks for 3 more positions

The Latest: Elections Commission asks for 3 more positions The Wisconsin Elections Commission has voted to hire three additional staff after Gov. Scott Walker eliminated five positions with a veto in September. The commission voted unanimously Monday for the authority to seek hiring three additional staff, with two focused on security issues. The commission 22