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Here’s what happened in some key countries in the EU Parliament elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's easy to get overwhelmed by the EU elections. Voters cast ballots in two dozen languages in 27 countries with scores of different campaign issues. So here's a look at what happened in some key countries in the June 6-9 elections for a new European Parliament. FRANCEThis ...

Russia jails French citizen detained on charges of collecting military data

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Friday ordered a French citizen accused of collecting information on military issues in Russia be held in jail pending investigation and trial. Laurent Vinatier was arrested in the Russian capital on Thursday as tensions have flared between Moscow and Paris ...

What’s at stake in the European Parliament election that concludes Sunday

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly 400 million European Union citizens have been going to polls this week to elect members of the European Parliament, or MEPs, in one of the biggest global democratic events. Far-right parties are seeking to gain more power amid a ...

India’s Modi elected as leader of coalition and set to form new government

By KRUTIKA PATHI Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was formally elected leader of the National Democratic Alliance coalition, which won the most seats in the national election after his political party failed to win a majority on its own. The ...

22 Chinese nationals jailed in Zambia over multinational cybercrimes

BY NOEL SICHALWE Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — A Zambian court on Friday jailed 22 Chinese nationals over cybercrimes that included internet fraud and online scams targeting Zambians and other people from Singapore, Peru and the United Arab Emirates. The Magistrates Court in ...