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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.

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.
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