Political debates

People walk by the Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in the Polish capital,in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 13, 2019. A new documentary about pedophile priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 15, 2019 - 9:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new laws to curb sex abuse of minors, alleging he had tried to justify the actions of a priest convicted of pedophilia. The conservative government said...
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Youngsters play basketball in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Europeans from 28 countries will head to the polls May 23-26 to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 15, 2019 - 9:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leading candidates in the European Parliament elections face off Wednesday evening in a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world's biggest transnational polls on May 23-26. The six candidates hail from mainstream parties and are vying for Jean-Claude...
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May 09, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Best-selling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson says she's reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates that begin next month. Williamson's campaign announced Thursday that she had received donations from at least 65,000 people,...
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From left to right, Spanish election four runner-ups candidates Popular Party's Pablo Casado, Unidas Podemos's Pablo Iglesias, Prime Minister and Socialist Party Pedro Sánchez, Citizens party's Albert Rivera pose for the media prior the start of the second televised live debate ahead of Sunday's general election in San Sebastian de los Reyes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he would not consider forming a government with the center-right Citizens party, clearing a major unknown heading into Sunday's general election. The Socialist Party is ahead in polls, but even in the most favorable scenario, Sánchez would...
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Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their final electoral campaign debate at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2019. Friday is the last official day of election canvassing in Ukraine as all presidential candidates and their campaigns will be barred from campaigning on Saturday, the day before the vote. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 20, 2019 - 5:16 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, and Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, argue during their debates at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2019. Friday is the last official day of election canvassing in Ukraine as all presidential candidates and their campaigns will be barred from campaigning on Saturday, the day before the vote.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who is the front-runner in Ukraine's presidential race and the incumbent fighting to retain his job traded accusations in a debate at a sports stadium Friday, just two days before the election. President Petro Poroshenko, who is trailing in opinion polls ahead of...
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April 17, 2019 - 4:15 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does not. A corrected version of the story is below: Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public...
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Chairman Antti Rinne, left, of the Social Democratic Party and the Centre Party chairman Juha Sipil' joke during parliamentary elections debate arranged by newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki, Finland, on April 9, 2019. Finns are voting upcoming Sunday April 14, in parliamentary elections dominated by anxieties over climate change and how to preserve their generous welfare model while having one of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 9:42 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday in a parliamentary election shaped by debates on how best to preserve their generous welfare model despite having one of the world's most rapidly aging populations. And in this Nordic nation, which has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle,...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — They became notable presidential candidates in Iowa after narrow losses that nonetheless put them on the national political stage. They're competing for some of the same young voters. And this weekend, they've been driving around this first-in-the-nation caucus state...
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko takes a blood test in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 5, 2019. Ukraine's presidential candidates have taken alcohol and drug tests before a runoff vote. (Mikhail Palinchak/Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 2:53 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campaign for Ukraine's presidential election has taken a turn for the strange, but voters may find it reassuring that the two candidates in the runoff apparently aren't on drugs. In the latest act of political theater, the two men who came in first and second in Ukraine's...
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