As America embraces voting early, GOP moves to restrict it

Nearly seven of every 10 voters cast their ballots before Election Day in 2020. Republicans are moving to make it harder for that to happen again, potentially affecting the voting preferences of millions of Americans. The GOP s campaign to place new

Kremlin ponders next moves after being hit by US sanctions

Hit by a barrage of new sanctions this week from the Biden administration, the Kremlin is carefully weighing its response in a tense showdown with the United States. While the U.S. wields the power to cripple the Russian economy, Moscow lacks levers

US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed

The United States says it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda “ including during the election in January and the campaign period. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in

Polish civic groups oppose 'takeover' of human rights office

More than 120 Polish organizations have voiced opposition to what they call “the hostile takeover” of the office of the country’s human rights commissioner. Their joint statement published Friday comes a day after the government-controlled Constitutional Tribunal issued a ruling which will

AP Interview: China to send 'positive message' on climate

A leading Chinese diplomat said Friday that his country, the world’s largest carbon emitter, plans to send a “positive message” at a climate change meeting called by U.S. President Joe Biden for next week. But Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng

EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough

Top European Union and British officials failed to get a breakthrough at talks on Northern Ireland trade rules and said Friday that contact would continue over the coming weeks. The dinner meeting late Thursday between European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic and