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'Democracy under siege': International press condemn Trump

Paris - The chaos unleashed on the US Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters dominated front pages across the world Thursday, with headlines such as "Trump sets fire to Washington", "Democracy under siege", and "The Coup of Madness".

Op-Ed: The Trumpian coup — desperate, frenzied and sometimes alarming

People across the Atlantic cheered the election results here in America, happy that Trump had lost to Joe Biden. But now, after Trump's desperate efforts to overthrow the election results and our government- Europeans are worried.

Indonesia polls go smoothly despite virus warnings

Jakarta - Millions of Indonesians went to the polls Wednesday in regional elections held despite warnings of a possible spike in coronavirus infections, as early results suggested the president's son and son-in-law won public office for the first time.

Indonesia holds nationwide poll despite virus warnings

Jakarta - Indonesia held nationwide regional elections Wednesday with more than 100 million voters expected to cast a ballot, despite warnings the poll would worsen the nation's Covid-19 crisis.

Ghana opposition warns against electoral fraud ahead of results

Accra - Ghana's opposition leader on Tuesday warned President Nana Akufo-Addo against any attempt to steal this week's election, as both sides claimed they were winning ahead of official results of the vote, largely deemed free and fair by observers.

Ghana set for close vote as rivals square off for third time

Accra - Ghanaians voted Monday in an election seen as a close fight between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his longtime rival John Mahama, vying to lead the country long viewed a beacon of stability in a troubled region.

Ghana set for close election in 'beacon of democracy'

Accra - Ghanaians voted Monday in an election seen as a close fight between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his longtime rival John Mahama, in a country long viewed a beacon of stability in a troubled region.

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Accra - Ghanaians go to the polls on Monday in a contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor, John Mahama.

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Accra - Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.

Biden win heralds sharper China strategy by US

Bejing - His style may be less combative than the defeated Donald Trump, but experts say a Joe Biden presidency will tighten Washington's squeeze on big power rival China over trade, human rights and security.

OSCE condemns Belarus torture, calls for fresh presidential vote

Vienna - A report from the OSCE election-monitoring organisation published on Thursday condemned "massive" rights abuses and torture in Belarus and called for a re-run of the country's August presidential polls in which President Alexander Lukashenko claimed vi...

Fact Check: Trump's premature declaration of victory

Washington - In an address early Wednesday from the White House, after polls had closed but while ballots were still being counted in battleground states, US President Donald Trump falsely declared that he had won reelection.

Lady Gaga, car horns trumpet Biden's grand campaign finale

Pittsburgh - Honking horns, huge American flags and pop superstar Lady Gaga: on the eve of the presidential election, Joe Biden brought an air of spectacle to workers' stronghold Pittsburgh as he capped a campaign largely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Observers criticise Ukraine's Zelensky over election side poll

Kiev - International observers said Monday that local elections in Ukraine were "well-organised and transparent", but criticised a survey organised near polling stations at the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Mapuche people divided over benefits of Chile referendum

Santiago - As millions of Chileans have rallied over the last year against the government and for greater equality, the flag of the Mapuche indigenous people has often fluttered overhead.

Protests in Bolivia as Arce looks set for presidential poll win

La Paz - Hundreds of Bolivians protested Tuesday against the impending election win of Luis Arce, as the slow official count appeared set to confirm the leftist as their next president.

Trump sets hectic campaign pace, while frontrunner Biden stays home

Janesville - President Donald Trump campaigned at a frenetic pace Saturday in a three-state trip that started with a Michigan rally where he called opponent Joe Biden a "criminal" and pounded his claim that the Democrats are anti-American.

'Democratic deficit' as foreigners barred from Vienna council vote

Vienna - Vienna residents will elect the city council on Sunday but almost a third of them will not vote as they are foreigners, sparking criticism that the ballot is inherently unfair.Austria has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the EU.

Prestigious medical journal calls on public to vote Trump out

On Thursday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a blistering editorial taking President Trump and his administration to task over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, urging voters to oust Trump because of his incompetence.

Trump's former campaign head hospitalized after suicide threat

Miami - Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to a Florida hospital after his wife told officers he threatened to commit suicide, media reports said.

Indian state to allow quarantined virus patients to vote in elections

New Delhi - Quarantined coronavirus patients in the Indian state of Bihar will be allowed to vote in polling stations in upcoming local elections but only during the last hour before they close, officials said Friday.

French ex-president loses challenge to cash-from-Libya case

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid Thursday to throw out an inquiry into claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 presidential campaign, a ruling that could require him and several associates to stand trial.

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Paris - A Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.

Ousted and outspoken: the lady taking on The Lady in Myanmar

Booted from Aung San Suu Kyi's "chaotic and autocratic" party, one female MP is now taking on Myanmar's national heroine in the upcoming election, claiming the country needs to work with, not against, a military accused of genocide.

In Siberia, hopes for a political awakening over Navalny poisoning

Tomsk - Yelena Basova at first was not convinced that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny could have been poisoned in her hometown in Siberia.Then she watched his investigation into local corruption.

12 candidates vie with Conde for Guinea's presidency

Conakry - A dozen candidates have filed bids to contest upcoming elections in Guinea against President Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term, the constitutional court said Wednesday.

New Zealand's PM restarts campaign with holiday pledge

Wellington - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern resumed campaigning in New Zealand's virus-delayed general election Monday with an attention-grabbing promise to make the Maori New Year a public holiday.

In Pennsylvania, a Trump-Biden battle on uneven ground

Brownsville - Door-to-door canvassing and weekly rallies for Donald Trump, while Joe Biden's campaign avoids both due to the coronavirus: Democrats in Pennsylvania's rural counties are battling to win back the key electoral state, but the pandemic is not making it e...

Japan's Suga cements frontrunner status in PM race

Apo - Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday cemented his status as the clear frontrunner in the race to become the country's next prime minister, ahead of a vote expected on September 14.

Japan's Suga cements frontrunner status in PM race

Apo - Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday cemented his status as the clear frontrunner in the race to become the country's next prime minister, ahead of a vote expected on September 14.
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