Parliamentary elections

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, Avigdor Lieberman, center, leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu, party, meets people during election campaign tour in a shopping mall in the Port city of Ashdod, Israel. Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign, with Lieberman seemingly in control of the country’s fate. Opinion polls ahead of the March 2 vote show that neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his challenger Benny Gantz will be able to form a coalition government without him. Lieberman remains cagey about his intentions, raising the possibility his brinkmanship could end up forcing yet another election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
February 22, 2020 - 11:04 pm
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 saw criminal charges filed against the prime...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany. The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months. German leaders openly acknowledge there is a problem, but so far, identifying a solution has been elusive. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 21, 2020 - 11:27 pm
BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words. But the country's leaders are struggling to figure out how to counter a recent rise...
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Voters with face masks fill out their ballots in the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. Also looming over the election is the threat of the new coronavirus, which has been confirmed in five people in Iran this week, including two elderly citizens who died in the city of Qom. Concerns over the spread of the virus, which originated in central China, prompted authorities in Iran to close all schools and Shiite seminaries in Qom. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 21, 2020 - 8:58 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran. The report by the semiofficial Mehr news agency came as Iranians voted in nationwide...
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Norbert Roettgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, speaks during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Roettgen, a former environment minister, on Tuesday became the first prominent figure officially to declare his candidacy for the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2020 - 4:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A former German environment minister on Tuesday became the first prominent figure officially to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party. Norbert Roettgen, the 54-year-old chairman of the German parliament's foreign affairs committee,...
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Candidates for leadership of Britain's Labour Party, with from right, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy, Jim McMahon who is attending in place for candidate Kier Starmer, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, on stage during the Labour leadership hustings in Nottingham, England, Saturday Feb. 8, 2020. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
February 15, 2020 - 3:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the next leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party has narrowed to three after Emily Thornberry was narrowly eliminated from the leadership contest. Thornberry, who speaks on foreign affairs matters for the party, failed to secure the...
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A protester from the pro-life group Derecho a Vivir stands outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Spain's new parliament is expected to accept in its first legislative session a majority vote the debate on a law that decriminalizes and regulates euthanasia. Banner reads ;'The right to kill does not exist'. (AP Photo/Paul White)
February 11, 2020 - 12:09 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s parliament has endorsed an effort by the new Socialist-led government to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. After early elections twice last year thwarted the Socialist party's attempts to change the law, parliament voted Tuesday by 201 votes to 140 in...
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Demonstrators walk on a painting of the U.S. flag in front of the Azadi (Freedom) tower during an annual rally celebrating 41st anniversary of Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Iranians were taking to the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns across the country on Tuesday for rallies and nationwide celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution when followers of Ayatollah Khomeini ousted U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 11, 2020 - 1:21 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and the U.S. in the past four decades. While Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech in Tehran's iconic Azadi Square...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks at the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, at Washington Convention Center, in Washington. On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, Friedman cautioned Israel against “unilateral action” in annexing West Bank settlements, warning that such a move could endanger the Trump administration's recently unveiled Mideast plan. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 09, 2020 - 11:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel has cautioned Israel against “unilateral action” in annexing West Bank settlements, warning that such a move could endanger the Trump administration's recently unveiled Mideast plan. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had initially sought to...
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Counting starts for the Irish General Election in Dublin, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Irish voters are choosing their next prime minister in an election where frustration with economic austerity and a housing crisis seem to have fuelled political uncertainty. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
February 09, 2020 - 11:06 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland faced political turmoil Sunday as an exit poll from the weekend’s parliamentary election suggested that Sinn Fein, a left-wing party committed to reunification of the island, finished in a virtual dead heat with the two parties that have governed since the country won...
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A man casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Snap parliamentary elections are held in Azerbaijan after President Ilham Aliyev dissolved parliament in December. Many opposition parties say they didn't have time to prepare for the campaign and have decided to boycott the elections. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)
February 09, 2020 - 2:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Azerbaijan were choosing a new parliament Sunday in an early election after a short and low-key campaign. President Ilham Aliev, in power since 2003, called the election in early December after the parliament appealed to be dissolved in order to elect a new body that could...
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