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Mauritania votes as departing president respects term limits

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) – Mauritanians on Saturday went to the polls as the outgoing president’s preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. It is expected to [...]

House panel votes to hold William Barr, Wilbur Ross in contempt

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed executive privilege over subpoenaed documents at the urging of the Justice Department. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Congress The move comes after Trump asserted executive privilege to block [...]

Capitol Watch: Votes loom on immigrant licenses, rent rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – In New York state government news, the Assembly plans to vote this week on legislation authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. Lawmakers are also expected to consider bills that [...]

Oregon votes for permanent daylight saving time

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon wants to make daylight saving time permanent and end the twice-yearly time change. The House voted 37-20 Thursday to establish year-round daylight saving time if other West Coast states follow suit – and the federal [...]

Social Democrats could come back to power as Denmark votes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Voters lined up at polling stations across Denmark Wednesday in a general election to renew the 179-seat Folketing at the end of its four-year term. Unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don’t [...]

Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Ease Divorce Restrictions

DUBLIN — Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to ease restrictions on divorce, taking another step toward liberalizing a Constitution that was once dominated by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Official figures released this [...]

Mexico’s Congress Votes to Expand Domestic Workers’ Labor Rights

Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a [...]

Modi Cut India’s Red Tape. Now He Hopes to Win Votes for His Work.

MUMBAI — A jeans maker saw his delivery costs cut by half when highway police stopped asking for bribes. An aluminum wire factory faced only three inspectors rather than 12 to keep its licenses. Big companies like Corning, the American [...]

Votes expected on wide array of bills at Nevada Legislature

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Bills to push people to safely store firearms and shield marijuana convictions must pass a key vote Tuesday if they are going to advance in the legislative process. Lawmakers in the state Assembly are expected [...]

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military-style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and [...]