Parliamentary elections

In this grab taken from video, Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson issues a statement to the House of Commons, in London, Thursday July 25, 2019. Johnson has called on the European Union to "rethink" its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson said Britain would throw himself into efforts to make sure Britain leaves the EU on time on Oct. 31. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 11:01 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a collision course with both the bloc and his own lawmakers over his vow to leave the EU by Oct. 31. Addressing a rowdy session of...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez faces his second chance to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a government this week. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 25, 2019 - 9:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spanish politics (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Spain's caretaker prime minister has failed to receive parliamentary backing to form another government, setting off a two-month countdown to a possible new election. Pedro Sánchez needed more "yes" than "no" votes from the...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Sánchez will seek the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament ahead of this week's confidence votes for him to form a new government. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 23, 2019 - 4:09 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is seeking support in Parliament to form a government. Pedro Sánchez enters Tuesday's parliamentary vote after falling short at the recent general election of getting the required absolute majority in the 350-member lower house. Sánchez's Socialists...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Ramush Haradinaj, candidate for Prime Minister, casts his ballot during the early parliamentary elections Pristina, Kosovo. Kosovo’s prime minister has resigned from the post after he has been invited to be questioned from a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Haradinaj said on Friday, July 19, 2019 he had informed the Cabinet of his resignation and urged the country’s president to set a date for an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, file)
July 22, 2019 - 11:57 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has formally handed in his resignation after being summoned for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj, 51, said Monday that he had submitted his...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Prime Minister Abe's ruling coalition appeared certain to hold onto a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament, with exit polls from Sunday's election indicating he could even close in on the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 21, 2019 - 9:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, center, walks during his visit to the Zaporizhye region, Ukraine, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Zelenskiy's party is showing the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's snap parliamentary elections, but obtaining a solid majority in the Verkhovna Rada is far from certain. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 5:31 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange for a Ukrainian film director. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement comes at the end of the week of...
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German Ursula von der Leyen talks to journalists during a news conference following her election as new European Commission President at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 16, 2019 - 2:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage. The European Parliament...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a group photo with his cabinet members at the government house in Bangkok Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Prayuth on Tuesday led his 36 cabinet members to take their oaths in front of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 16, 2019 - 9:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the 36-member Cabinet, during which they...
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Russian opposition candidate Russian and activist Ilya Yashin, center, gestures while speaking to a crowd next to a bas-relief of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, left, during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Opposition candidates who run for seats in the city legislature in September's elections have complained that authorities try to bar them from the race by questioning the validity of signatures of city residents they must collect in order to qualify for the race. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 14, 2019 - 12:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders...
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Lithuanian President-elect Gitanas Nauseda, flanked by his wife Diana Nausediene, takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony in the Lithuanian parliament in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, July 12, 2019. Former bank analyst Nauseda has been sworn in as Lithuania’s president taking the lead of the Baltic country of 3 million.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
July 12, 2019 - 6:38 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A former bank analyst has been sworn in as Lithuania's new president, taking the helm of the Baltic nation of 3 million. Gitanas Nauseda, 55, who won the May presidential election, arrived Friday at Lithuania's Parliament with his family in a pomp-filled ceremony. Nauseda...
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