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Massive power failure hits Argentina, Uruguay, parts of Brazil

Buenos Aires - Two entire South American nations are completely in the dark after a massive power failure that cut electricity to the 48 million people who live within their borders.

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears poll rigging claims

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across Jakarta Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger's claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged -- allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month.

Austria set for early elections on September 29

Vienna - The date for early elections triggered by the so-called "Ibiza-gate" scandal which brought down Austria's government has been fixed for September 29, following a decision by a parliamentary commission Tuesday.

Beating Boris: Race to replace UK's May kicks off

London - The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain's next leader heated up on Monday, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the "bluff and bluster" of frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Far-right will struggle to unite despite EU gains

Apo - Despite gains in European elections, far-right nationalists and eurosceptics are disunited and will have difficulty in mounting a coherent anti-EU opposition over the next five years, analysts say.

Fight for top EU jobs begins after European elections

Apo - The tussle for top EU jobs got under way Monday after European Parliament elections delivered a fragmented result, with gains for eurosceptic and green parties as the traditional mainstream groups took a hit.

Election violence continues in India's Bengal

Kolkata - Violent clashes continued in India on Sunday between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and a regional party in the politically volatile eastern state of West Bengal, officials said.

Far-right breakthrough amid big turnout in EU vote

Apo - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, as eurosceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election.

Thai court blocks junta nemesis from entering parliament

Bangkok - Thailand's constitutional court on Thursday suspended the wildly popular leader of an anti-junta party from parliament a day before it convenes, putting the brakes on his political career as it agreed to hear a case against him.

Kolkata clashes spark Indian election row

Kolkata - Clashes between followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a firebrand opposition leader heightened tensions in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of the final round of the country's hard-fought national election.

Kolkata clashes spark Indian election row

Kolkata - Clashes between followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a firebrand opposition leader heightened tensions in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of the final round of the country's hard-fought national election.

Erdogan calls for Istanbul vote to be re-run

Istanbul - Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the opposition's local election victory in Istanbul to be declared invalid and the vote re-run, increasing the pressure on the country's electoral authorities.

Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

Astana - Kazakhstan's ruling party nominated a loyalist to the country's longtime leader as its presidential candidate on Tuesday, setting the stage for a smooth handover of power in the Central Asian nation.

New premier of Canada's Alberta to roll back environmental protections

Ottawa - The new conservative leader of Canada's oil-rich Alberta province said Wednesday he will nix its carbon tax, opening up a new battlefront with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of October national elections.

Poroshenko seeks votes in West Ukraine in election run-off

Zhidachev - Facing a potentially huge defeat in a run-off vote on Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is fighting to close the gap by winning votes in the country's largely conservative Western regions and expanding his appeal elsewhere.

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

New Delhi - Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.

The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India's election

Mathura - Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.This election will be Baba's 17th on the ballot.

Indonesia 'money politics' greases election machine

Bogor - When Indonesian authorities arrested a politician with some 400,000 cash-filled envelopes, it was a stark reminder that a long-time election staple is alive and well in the corruption-riddled country -- vote buying.

Brexit axe looms for British office-holders in France

Rennes - After Britain leaves the European Union some 900 Britons serving on local councils in France will also have to give up their seat at the table.

Foreign interference in Canadian election 'very likely', says minister

Dinard - Canada's foreign minister warned Friday that outside interference in the country's upcoming parliamentary election was "very likely"."We are very concerned.

Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election

New Delhi - WhatsApp launched a hotline Tuesday allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.

Facebook to deploy new transparency tools ahead of European elections

Paris - Facebook announced on Friday changes to the way political advertisements are handled on the social media site ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections.

India seizes cash, drugs and booze worth $70mn in pre-vote crackdown

New Delhi - Indian authorities have seized more than $70 million worth of cash, booze and illegal drugs under special laws designed to curb vote buying during the world's biggest election, officials said Tuesday.

Turkey's ex-premier squares up for Istanbul election battle

Istanbul - If former Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim wants a reminder of how much he needs to win as Istanbul mayor in this month's election, he just has to listen to his boss.

In Ukraine race, some call for close ties with arch-foe Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian economist Yevgeniya Gorobey will vote for a pro-Moscow candidate in next week's presidential poll even though Russia annexed Crimea and fuelled a separatist uprising in the ex-Soviet country's east."What is the most important thing right now?...

Netanyahu says to sue main election challengers for libel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Friday he is suing his main election rivals for libel, over their comments alleging grave misconduct linked to the purchase of submarines from Germany.

Thailand's possible prime ministers

Bangkok - An athletic billionaire, a marijuana advocate, a gruff coup leader, and a candidate jokingly labelled the "strongest man on earth". The 68 candidates for prime minister in Thailand's upcoming election on March 24 have diverse platforms and backgrounds....

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

Apo - A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi's party in the previous day's senate election.
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