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Immigrants in Italy: a look at the numbers

Rome - Italy's refusal to offer safe harbour to a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants has cast a harsh spotlight on the new populist government's hardened stance on immigration.

Main players in Slovenia's snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenians voted on Sunday in an early parliamentary election called after months of political wrangling and the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Miro Cerar in March.

Candidates hit the trail once more before Ontario election

Ontario - The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties are hitting the trail one last time this weekend as campaigning begins to wind-down before the June 7 provincial elections.

Di Maio: The fresh face taking Italian populism to power

Rome - Italy's new minister of economic development and joint deputy prime minister, Five Star Movement chief Luigi Di Maio has been derided as an empty-headed puppet by his opponents, but the telegenic young gun has lifted his party from anti-establishment i...

Main players in Slovenia's snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenians go to the polls on Sunday in an early parliamentary election called after months of political wrangling and the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Miro Cerar in March.

Paraguay to have its first woman president

Asunci - Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in its history, at least temporarily, after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes stepped down Monday ahead of schedule.

Using an AI named Polly to predict human behaviour

AI is a game changer during election time and it's made its way into the Ontario election with Polly — the AI from Advanced Symbolics Inc., a company that describes itself at the intersection of artificial intelligence and market research.

Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star

Washington - President Donald Trump has formally disclosed that he reimbursed his personal attorney more than $100,000 last year, apparently in connection with the payment of hush money to a porn star, government records show.

Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star

Washington - President Donald Trump has formally disclosed that he reimbursed his personal attorney more than $100,000 last year, apparently in connection with the payment of hush money to a porn star, government records show.

Malaysia poll win offers hope: Anwar

Sydney - Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim Wednesday said his country was on the verge of a new "golden era", with the toppling of a corruption-riddled regime offering hope to people "clamouring for freedom" everywhere.

Malaysian ex-PM accused of blocking 1MDB probe as Mahathir starts work

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was Monday accused by a former top graft fighter of blocking probes into a massive financial scandal, as the country's new prime minister got down to work after a historic poll win.

Malaysia's Mahathir gets down to work after historic poll win

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, officially got down to work Monday after his shock election win last week that broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of a corruption-riddled regime.

East Timor opposition set to take power after violence-hit campaign

Dili - East Timor's opposition coalition is set to take power as it squeaked across the line with an absolute majority, preliminary election results showed Sunday, after a fractious campaign marred by violence and mud-slinging.

East Timor votes after tense campaign

Dili - East Timor headed to the polls Saturday after a tension-filled campaign that has focussed on boosting development and diversifying the impoverished young country's oil-dependent economy.

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib on the ropes after shock loss

Kuala Lumpur - Billions of missing dollars, an angry population and a powerful new prime minister who has vowed to bring justice to Malaysia do not bode well for Najib Razak, who was turfed from power by an electoral earthquake this week.

Afghanistan extends deadline for voter registration amid violence

Kabul - A deadline for Afghans to register to vote in the October 20 legislative elections has been extended, officials said Friday, as figures show hundreds of civilians have already been killed or wounded in poll-related violence.

Do-or-die for Gandhi's Congress in key state battle

Bangalore - The Congress party, which has dominated Indian politics in the seven decades since independence, will stage a last stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi when a key southern state goes to the polls Saturday.

Delight and disbelief: Malaysians celebrate ousting scandal-hit PM

Kuala Lumpur - Delight, disbelief and a degree of apprehension about a former strongman taking the reins of power again -- Malaysians were stunned Thursday after the scandal-ridden coalition was finally unseated by a challenge from Mahathir Mohamad, 92.

Malaysia's Mahathir sworn in as world's oldest leader after shock poll win

Kuala Lumpur - Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world's oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia's establishment from power after more than six decades.

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM faces ex-mentor, 92, in election

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysians went to the polls Wednesday in one of the country's closest-ever elections, which pits scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad.

Malaysian opposition bets on 'tsunami' of Muslim support

Langkawi - Malaysia's opposition hopes a surge of support from disillusioned members of the country's Muslim majority can carry them to an unlikely victory in Wednesday's elections.

Mud-slinging, sabotage as Malaysia gears up for polls

Kuala Lumpur - Vicious mud-slinging, allegations of voter fraud and sabotage have marred a hard-fought campaign for Malaysian elections on Wednesday, in which scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak will take on a heavyweight ex-leader.

Malaysia's tense vote fuels damaging ethnic 'brain drain'

Fpo - Malaysia's racially divisive elections are fanning resentment among minorities, and risk escalating a "brain drain" of disillusioned ethnic Chinese and Indians in an exodus experts say is hurting the nation's economic ambitions.

Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunis - Tunisia's first free municipal elections got under way Sunday as voters expressed frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Iraq journalist who threw shoes at Bush stands for parliament

Baghdad - The Iraqi journalist who grabbed headlines around the world by hurling his shoes at then US president George W. Bush is pitching for a seat in parliament at upcoming elections.

EU citizens urged to sound 'cry for help' in UK local polls

Manchester - Local elections don't usually stir fierce emotions, but for EU citizens in Britain polls on Thursday could be their last chance to impact policy and make their voices heard.Pro-EU campaigners have urged the estimated 3.

Sri Lanka reinstates sacked minister amid govt tensions

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reinstated his justice minister, who was sacked nine months ago for publicly criticising a billion-dollar deal to lease a loss-making harbour to China.

Divided Kurds face losses in Iraq's election

Arbil - As if the loss of oil-rich territory last year wasn't painful enough, Iraq's divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country's May 12 elections.

Tunisian Islamist party endorses Jewish candidate

Monastir - Decked out in a striking blue suit and white shirt, matching his political allegiance, Simon Slama rubs shoulders with fellow candidates ahead of Tunisia's municipal elections.

From dead voters to blackouts: Malaysia braces for 'filthy' poll

Kuala Lumpur - "Phantom" voters, electoral roll tampering, mysterious power blackouts during recounts -- Malaysian activists are gearing up to battle widespread cheating at what they fear will be the dirtiest election in the country's history.
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