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European Union: Parliament Elections Will Be Latest Test of Populist Support

“But they can make a mess.” In addition to passing or rejecting laws, European lawmakers have new powers that could allow populists to block trade deals, approve the bloc’s budget and play an important role in determining who will [...]

The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun laws

GENEVA (AP) – The Latest on Switzerland’s referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland’s gun laws, [...]

The Latest: Austria vice chancellor quits amid video scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative [...]

The Latest: Gun bill expected to become ‘red flag’ law

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The Latest on an omnibus gun bill at the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 6 p.m. Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety says it supported a proposal at the Nevada Legislature that would have allowed counties [...]

The Latest: Spokesman: House speaker ethics report not final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on an ethics review of Tennessee’s House speaker (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A Republican House spokesman says Speaker Glen Casada has not seen an ethics panel’s work that another lawmaker has [...]

The Latest: 500 migrants arrested in New Mexico in 24 hours

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Latest on refugees in New Mexico (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Another 500 migrants have been taken into custody in less than 24 hours along the border in southern New Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol says a [...]

‘AOC Press’ Parody Killed in Latest Big Tech Election Interference.

TECH Twitter has banned the popular parody account @AOCPress despite it complying entirely with the service’s rules on satire by self-labelling as such. on May 6, 2019 Tweet reddit Whatsapp Email Share Share Print Twitter [...]

The Latest: Baby found dead after raft flips on Rio Grande

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on migrants missing after their raft flipped on the Rio Grande (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A law enforcement official says a 10-month-old baby has been found dead after a raft carrying the child and eight [...]

The Latest: Assange sentenced to 50 weeks for bail-jumping

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on the sentencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A British judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012. Judge Deborah [...]

The Latest: Spain confirms Lopez at embassy in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:50 a.m. Spain’s government has confirmed that Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López is at the Spanish embassy in the Caracas following [...]