National elections

Abdullah Abdullah, a candidate in Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election looks at a book after an interview at his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Abdullah, a leading contender in this weekend's Afghan presidential election, is alleging widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 26, 2019 - 9:41 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just days away from Afghanistan's presidential election, leading challenger and current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah alleged that the vote is threatened by widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani, during an interview with The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr, right, as he takes the podium to present the Medal of Valor to six police officers for stopping a mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio, and Heroic Commendations to five civilians for their heroism during the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. In offering Ukraine’s president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again immersing the nation’s top law enforcement officer in the political fray. It’s a role Barr has seemed to embrace since taking command of the Justice Department in February. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 26, 2019 - 7:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In offering Ukraine's president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation's top law enforcement officer in a political fray. It's a role Barr has embraced since taking command of the...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats are now launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Rep. Schiff characterized Trump's words saying, "this is how a mafia boss talks." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A rough transcript released by the White House shows President Donald Trump pressing the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The July 25...
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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo, Afghan security forces stand guard in front of an election poster for presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, despite an upsurge of violence in the weeks since the collapse of a U.S.-Taliban deal to end America’s longest war, and the Taliban warning voters to say away from the polls. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 26, 2019 - 1:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, despite an upsurge of violence in the weeks since the collapse of a U.S.-Taliban deal to end America's longest war, and the Taliban warning voters to say away from the polls...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2019 - 9:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April, 6, 2011, Sebastian Coe of the 2012 Olympic Games speaks to delegates at the Sportaccord meeting in London. Coe marked his re-election as IAAF president by announcing, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019, Chinese conglomerate Wanda as the Diamond League title sponsor in what he called the biggest commercial deal for track and field. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
September 25, 2019 - 11:56 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With a lucrative sponsorship deal to open his second term, Sebastian Coe has one hope for the next four years leading track and field. "Not to be dominated by Russia," the IAAF president said after being re-elected unopposed on Wednesday. "It has been a tough four years. There is...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Ukraine Parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's first 100 days in power were marked by his efforts to advance a peaceful solution to the armed conflict in the country's east, fomented by Russia. Now, he is caught up in a political furor involving the United States, Ukraine's ally and backer. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, Pool, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into an American political storm for the second time in three years. Before news...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, photo, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a candidate in Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election poses for a photo, in Kabul, Afghanistan. From American ally to US-declared terrorist, and now presidential candidate in Saturday’s polls, Hekmatyar’s past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan’s volatile history. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 25, 2019 - 3:29 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From American ally to U.S.-declared terrorist, and now a presidential candidate in Saturday's polls, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan's volatile history over four decades of war. In an interview inside his sprawling compound in the Afghan...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 24, 2019 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 24, 2019 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting swiftly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the Democratic-controlled House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. Trump...
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