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Afghan leader nixes debate with main rival ahead of election

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking re-election later this month, on Monday refused at the last minute to take part in a TV debate with his main rival, current chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks

Kabul - Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning.

Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attack

Kabul - Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning.

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

Kabul - Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan's election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to 'keep America great'

Orlando - President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers.

Salesman Trump pitches for a second term

Washington - Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

Trump's first term: hits and misses

Washington - "Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term.

Indian election campaign takes on a Chinese character

Kolkata - It may look double Dutch to most Indians, but election campaign messages in Chinese characters are being used for the first time in the bustling metropolis of Kolkata.

Hungary announces end of anti-Juncker poster campaign

Budapest - Hungary's government announced Saturday that it would end a controversial poster campaign accusing US philanthropist George Soros and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker of supporting illegal migration.

Cameroon's far north seen as path to poll victory

Mora - "It was horrible, you have no idea," says Abdoulaye, 23, whose village in northern Cameroon was overrun by Boko Haram in 2015.Abdoulaye now wanders the streets of the district capital Mora selling small items.

Trump says ex-lawyer's hush payments 'not even a campaign violation'

Washington - US President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that hush payments made by his former lawyer before the 2016 election did not breach campaign finance rules.

Pakistan's younger Sharif launches election campaign

Karachi - The younger brother of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif launched his party's election campaign Tuesday with vows to deliver massive infrastructure projects to boost the nation's economy.

Anti-corruption group seeks probe of Macron's campaign accounts

Paris - An anti-corruption association said Friday it will file a complaint with the Paris prosecutor's office to open an inquiry into the campaign accounts of President Emmanuel Macron.

Pressure mounts on Macron as campaign spending draws scrutiny

Paris - French opposition parties called Thursday for a review of Emmanuel Macron's campaign spending after reports showed he obtained huge discounts from venues and service providers during last year's presidential race.

Macron's campaign guru eyes Brazilian election

Rio De Janeiro - The campaign gurus behind Emmanuel Macron's rise from the margins to French president have arrived in Brazil to see if they can pick -- and help make -- another winner.Brazil holds presidential elections in October.

From Belgium and jail with love: the surreal Catalan campaign

Brussels - With one candidate speaking via video conference from Belgium and another sending dispatches from prison, Catalan separatists are engaged in a highly abnormal campaign ahead of pivotal elections on Thursday.

Iran's Khamenei urges massive vote to bolster regime

Tehran - Iran's top two presidential candidates launched a final day of election campaigning Wednesday as the supreme leader called for a massive turnout to bolster the regime against its "enemies".

'Evet' or 'Hayir'? That's the question in polarised Turkey

Istanbul - Two men chat in a cartoon in Turkey's top satirical weekly Penguen. One asks the other: "Will you say 'Yes' or 'No' in the referendum?" The other responds: "Ah? Was there any other option than 'Yes'?

Macron's inspired grassroots activists driving campaign

Paris - Aymar Delacroix lights up when he talks about the candidate who inspired him to become involved in French politics for the first time -- at the age of 83.

N. Korea calls time on 200-day mass mobilisation

Pyongyang - North Korea on Thursday wrapped up a 200-day mass mobilisation campaign aimed at boosting an economy struggling with upgraded UN sanctions imposed after its two nuclear tests this year.

N. Korea calls time on 200-day mass mobilisation

Pyongyang - North Korea on Thursday wrapped up a 200-day mass mobilisation campaign aimed at boosting an economy struggling with upgraded UN sanctions imposed after its two nuclear tests this year.

N. Korea calls time on 200-day mass mobilisation

Pyongyang - North Korea on Thursday wrapped up a 200-day mass mobilisation campaign aimed at boosting an economy struggling with upgraded UN sanctions imposed after its two nuclear tests this year.

Election 2016: twists and turns aplenty

Washington - The 2016 presidential campaign has been a roller coaster ride with twists and turns that left voters alternately elated, distraught and in the end, just downright exhausted.

Trump: the man who tapped into American anger

Washington - When Donald Trump glided down an escalator in Trump Tower in June 2015 with his wife Melania and announced his bid for the White House, he was probably the only one in the room who thought he could win.

US election still too close to call: Clinton campaign chair

New York - America's historic presidential election showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call, with several states still up in the air, the Democrat's campaign chair John Podesta said early Wednesday.

White House race a nearly two-year roller coaster ride

Washington - Does anyone remember when the seemingly ever-present 2016 US presidential campaign actually began? Well, nearly two years ago.

Clinton campaign took shape in secret, hacked emails show

Washington - Back in early 2014, a media leak revealed Robby Mook was being considered to run a possible presidential campaign by Hillary Clinton.In fact, the 36-year-old was already on the job -- almost three years before the vote.

Haiti launches campaign season

Port-au-prince - Haiti officially kicked off its campaign season for parliamentary and presidential elections in October after first-round presidential voting results last year were scrapped because of massive electoral fraud and violence.

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.
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