National elections

Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi delivers his speech at the parliament in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Italy’s populist government wants elections soon in Venezuela but hasn’t joined EU allies in recognizing Juan Guaido as interim president. Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi told lawmakers Tuesday the Venezuelan vote that elected Nicolas Maduro wasn’t democratic. He said Italy is calling for “new democratic presidential elections soon” for Venezuela. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 7:35 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's populist government is calling for elections soon in Venezuela but is stopping short of joining its European Union allies in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi, addressing lawmakers Tuesday, said his government...
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February 12, 2019 - 3:58 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government acknowledges there has been a resurgence of violence by Islamic extremists in the country's troubled northeast region in the weeks before the country's upcoming national elections on Saturday. The near-daily attacks have many traumatized Nigerians...
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February 11, 2019 - 7:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party on Monday proposed the biggest changes to the state's famed caucuses in nearly 50 years by recommending Iowans be able to participate virtually. If approved, the measure would allow people to caucus using telephones or smart devices during the days...
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February 11, 2019 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 6 about Elizabeth Warren, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position that Democratic activist Fawn Douglas holds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a part-time instructor, not a professor. A corrected version of the story is below: Warren...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Biden has been conspicuously absent from early voting states as he weighs a 2020 presidential campaign. That makes him an outlier among Democrats eying the White House. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 11, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020 presidential campaign's first contest. As he weighs whether to jump into the race, Biden has been...
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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 10, 2019 - 5:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House...
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., prepares to vote against advancing William Barr's nomination for attorney general, as the panel meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. "This is not the time to install an attorney general who has repeatedly espoused a view of unfettered executive power." Klobuchar said Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 10, 2019 - 3:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pledging to "lead from the heart" and look out for the interests of everyday Americans if she's elected president. She tells a crowd in snowy Minneapolis that leaders in...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 10, 2019 - 1:05 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he "may not even be a free person" by next year's election. The Massachusetts senator has largely avoided talking about Trump since she...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika prepares to vote in Algiers. More than 180 people want to run for president of Algeria in the April election, amid growing uncertainty about whether President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, infirm following a stroke, is fit for yet another term after 20 years in charge of this gas-rich North African nation. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:05 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algeria's presidential election (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Algeria's ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April's election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 10, 2019 - 12:48 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone." Warren delivered a sharp call for...
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