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Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 23, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India...

Israel’s Lieberman stills holds keys to future government

By ARON HELLER | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate.The run-up to Israel's third election in less than a year...

India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits

By PAUL WISEMAN | February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people.Looks like they’ll have to wait.Talks between the...

At Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 22, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.The rally...

Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable government.Talks among the parties have failed to make...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

By FRANK JORDANS | February 13, 2020

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire for authoritarianism are on the rise again in Europe, including in his country.Speaking at a ceremony...

India takes foreign envoys to disputed Kashmir

By SHAH ABBAS | February 12, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India took more than 20 foreign diplomats on a visit to disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, the second such trip since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status...

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot appeals sentence

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 11, 2020

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is appealing his prison sentence of more than 13 years.Christopher Hasson’s defense attorneys...

Modi’s party faces stunning defeat in New Delhi elections

By ASHOK SHARMA | February 11, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was facing a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on Modi's policies, such as a new national...

Ireland faces wrangling as Sinn Fein aims to form government

February 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Final results in Ireland’s general election show three parties in a virtual tie for seats, signalling weeks of tense negotiations ahead to form a coalition government.With all votes counted Tuesday, the center-right Fianna Fail party...

Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll

By JILL LAWLESS and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE | February 10, 2020

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes.In a surge that...

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