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Anger, confusion as EU vote divides Britain

London - Breaking down in tears, Anthony Dunn recalled being branded a traitor and told he should leave the country for campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union ahead of Thursday's vote.

Op-Ed: Sanders and Clinton try to get on same page for November

Washington - News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic Party nominee for the White House in November, and primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders would meet Tuesday to discuss the future raises the question of what took so long.

Campaign pressures mobile networks to turn on smartphone FM radio

A Canadian campaign is attempting to force mobile operators to turn on the FM radio chips in modern smartphones. The majority of devices do support FM radio but the chip is factory disabled, preventing people from accessing news, weather and free music.

S.Africa opposition targets disillusioned voters ahead of polls

Johanesburg - South Africa's main opposition party launched its campaign Saturday for August municipal elections by targeting black voters disillusioned with the African National Congress (ANC) that has ruled since apartheid.

In Mississippi, retiring politicians can pocket campaign cash

When it came time for former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck to shutter her campaign committee at the end of 2013, she took with her the $158,342 remaining in the committee account.

'Project Fear' stalks Britain's EU referendum campaign

London - Prime Minister David Cameron stands accused of unleashing "Project Fear" to try and keep Britain in the EU at a June referendum -- but experts say both camps are resorting to negative campaign tactics to win support.

GOP's last presidential nominee has discouraging words for Trump

Salt Lake City - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the Republican Party nominee for president four years ago, blasted 2016 front-runner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and a "phony" Thursday in a speech at a Utah university.

YouTube superstar Bart Baker announces presidential campaign

YouTube sensation Bart Baker has announced that he is interested in becoming the next president of the United States, via a billboard in Times Square.

Trump fans fresh controversy with first TV campaign ad

New York - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his first TV ad of the presidential election campaign, fanning fresh controversy by incorporating footage of migrants fleeing Morocco into a Spanish enclave.

Trump ready to roll out big money for campaign ads

Washington - Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump said he will start spending millions of dollars in hard-hitting campaign advertising in the run-up to the first votes in the 2016 presidential race.

Billionaire Koch brothers, heroes of U.S. far right

Washington - With fortunes of $43 billion apiece, Charles and David Koch are fourth on the list of wealthiest Americans. But they are unsurpassed in their influence over vast donor sums discreetly pouring into the country's conservative movement.

Campaigns wind up in tense Argentina election

General Levalle - Noisy rallies Thursday marked the end of weeks of campaigning in Argentina's first ever presidential run-off, which could see a pro-business right-winger end 12 years of leftist government.

Campaign opens for crunch Venezuela vote

Caracas - The campaign for Venezuela's high-stakes legislative elections opened Friday with the spotlight on embattled President Nicolas Maduro's latest headache, a US drug trafficking indictment against two of his relatives.

France fights sexual violence on public transport

Paris - France launched an awareness campaign Monday in a bid to halt the crude comments, groping and sexual violence that women face daily on public transport.

Landmark Burkina election campaign kicks off

Ouagadougou - Campaigning kicked off Sunday in Burkina Faso ahead of a crucial November 29 national vote, which interim leader Michel Kafando said will be key to "consolidating democracy" weeks after a foiled coup hit the west African country.

Lackluster campaign augurs ill for Haiti presidential vote

Port-au-prince - The legitimacy of the future Haitian president is already compromised two weeks before the vote gets underway, with a lackluster electoral campaign and a very low expected turnout.

Sacred grounds: U.S. candidates embrace cafe campaigning

Boone - Shortly after Hillary Clinton announced her presidential bid in April, her debut campaign stop was a coffee shop in small-town Iowa, an American custom that endures despite mega-events and the growing influence of digital politicking.

Greek party ads spice up election campaign

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras is a six-year-old with a broken left arm and Greece's leading female politician changes a tyre in high heels while refusing to pay the country's debt -- party ads are spicing up an otherwise flat election campaign.

Perry drops out of race for Republican presidential nomination

Saint Louis - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Friday after an abbreviated campaign that failed to generate enough early support to qualify for nationally televised debates.

Campaigning begins for historic Myanmar elections

Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community on Tuesday to help ensure November polls bring "genuine political and governmental change" as campaigning officially kicked-off in the former junta-run country.

Mega-donors extend 'shelf life' of struggling 2016 hopefuls

Washington - Chris Christie and Rick Perry may have stalled in the US presidential race but they could struggle on to the first primary votes, thanks to the mega-donors keeping their campaigns afloat.

Petition calls on Samsung to launch its Galaxy Note 5 in Europe

Samsung raised eyebrows with the unveiling of its Galaxy Note 5 phablet yesterday when it announced that the phone will not be sold in Europe. Now a disgruntled group of users, headed by a noted retailer, have started a petition to urge it to reconsider.

Tiny $30 desktop computer is 'the world's first true Android PC'

The world's first Android-powered desktop computer has achieved over 600 percent of its Kickstarter goal, just a few days into the campaign. The computer fits in the palm of the hand and can be used with any existing monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Bring the sun into your home with the Silk smart lightbulb

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your body's circadian rhythm to operate normally.

'Conversation' with Hillary Clinton? That'll be $2,700

Washington - Four, five, even six times per week, Hillary Clinton meets deep-pocketed supporters eager to shake hands with the celebrity Democrat -- all-but-obligatory encounters helping her amass the war chest needed to win the White House.

Thousands sign petition asking Apple to include ginger emoji

Over 12,000 people have signed a petition that calls on Apple to add emoji representing gingers to iOS after its recent update that aimed to increase the racial diversion of emoji failed to include any, arguing that they should be recognised.

Leaders stick to script in 'dreadful' British election campaign

London - Just a dozen pupils and a few journalists were allowed to witness British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to a London school this week.

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm running for president'

Washington - Hillary Clinton launched her bid Sunday to become the first woman to win the White House, and announced a campaign tour to showcase her support for "everyday Americans.

Brooklyn business owners anticipate a major arrival

New York - Anyone who's ever been in a city that gets a visit from the president or another major dignitary knows just what it's like: crowded streets, restricted parking, jammed restaurants.

Saint John Paul II cast as poster-boy for Polish unity

Varsovia - A decade after John Paul II's death, dozens of controversial posters have gone up in his native Poland, showing the canonised pope sporting a suit and tie urging "togetherness" in an election year."Karol Wojtyla, your candidate in your daily choices.
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