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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:35 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:35pm

Mick Mulvaney is getting second-guessed by his critics these days. First, the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the U.S. held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate the 2016 elections. Then he defended Trump's decision, since reversed, to hold the G-7 summit at his own golf club. Mulvaney said Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." The comment feeds into accusations that Trump is using his office to enrich himself.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 9:40pm

Mick Mulvaney is getting second-guessed by his critics these days. First, the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the U.S. held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate the 2016 elections. Then he defended Trump's decision, since reversed, to hold the G-7 summit at his own golf club. Mulvaney said Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." The comment feeds into accusations that Trump is using his office to enrich himself.

The Latest: Morales leads Bolivia vote, but runoff likely

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 6:24pm

The latest on Bolivia's election in which President Evo Morales seeks to win an unprecedented fourth term (all times local):

Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:03pm

Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff.

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

Paola Flores and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 2:41pm

Polls closed in Bolivia on Sunday after a calm election as President Evo Morales sought an unprecedented fourth term in what was regarded as the tightest race of his political career.

Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 1:51pm

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi appealed Sunday to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's party to join forces — but received a quick rebuke.

North Macedonia leaders agree on April 12 election date

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 1:40pm

North Macedonia's political leaders agreed Sunday that an early election will be held next year, following the European Union's decision not to begin membership talks.

Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight

Sello Motseta, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 12:14pm

Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.

US defense chief in Afghanistan to assess the way ahead

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 11:49am

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration's pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops.

Mogherini rues 'historic mistake' over EU membership talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:01am

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc's leaders have made "a historic mistake" when they failed to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia earlier this week.

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 10:48am

Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated.

Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

Paola Flores and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 10:02am

There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family.

Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 9:40am

Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children.

A spokesman for Kurdish-led forces says they have completed evacuation from besieged Syrian border town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:05am

A spokesman for Kurdish-led forces says they have completed evacuation from besieged Syrian border town.

Pakistanis hoist miles-long Kashmir flag in solidarity march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:51am

A giant Kashmiri flag has been unfurled by thousands of Pakistani demonstrators, stretching five kilometers (three miles) through the streets of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

Italian experts defuse WWII bomb in northern city

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 8:45am

Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano on Sunday to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction.

Conservatives: Bland candidate is answer to Trudeau's flash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:34am

Canada's Conservative Party is advertising its leader as bland.

Bangladesh police say violence over Facebook post kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 7:10am

At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.

Pelosi in Jordan for 'vital discussions' amid Syria crisis

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 20th - 7:01am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of American lawmakers on a surprise visit to Jordan to discuss "the deepening crisis" in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.