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NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago votes on independence from France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia  — Voters in New Caledonia are deciding whether the French territory in the South Pacific should break free from the European country that claimed it in the mid-19th century. The polls opened Sunday morning in a referendum that’s a milestone in the process of the archipelago’s three-decade-long decolonization — one that will … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago votes on independence from France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago to vote on independence from France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia— Voters in New Caledonia are deciding whether the French territory in the South Pacific should break free from the European country that claimed it in the mid-19th century. A referendum being held on Sunday marks a milestone in the process of the archipelago’s decolonization and will help define New Caledonia’s future as … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago to vote on independence from France

AP FACT CHECK: Walker, Evers make misleading debate claims

For eight years and through three elections, Democrats have unsuccessfully sought to defeat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who they revile for his success in severely weakening public sector unions in the purple state. This year they believe they have their best chance with state schools chief Tony Evers, who is leading or neck-and-neck with Walker … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Walker, Evers make misleading debate claims

SYDNEY | Australia ruling coalition to be forced into minority gov’t

SYDNEY— Australia’s ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself dismissed. In a stinging backlash from the electorate after the fourth toppling of an Australian leader by internal party vote … Continue reading SYDNEY | Australia ruling coalition to be forced into minority gov’t

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: MICHAEL CHARGES INTO SOUTHEAST AFTER SLAMMING FLORIDA As the tropical storm continues to weaken it is still menacing the flood-weary Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes. SENSE OF IMPUNITY EMBOLDENS AUTOCRATS TO GET RID … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

CANBERRA, Australia | Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia — Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government. Disgruntled lawmakers in Turnbull’s conservative Liberal Party replaced him as prime minister with his treasurer, Scott Morrison, in a party ballot last Friday. The government has trailed the center-left opposition … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament