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Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

Madrid - Spain's socialist prime minister on Friday called early elections for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Spanish PM expected to call snap polls after budget defeat

Madrid - Spain's prime minister is expected to call an early general election on Friday, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

New Delhi - Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

UN council to push for free elections in Guinea-Bissau visit

New York - UN Security Council ambassadors will travel to Guinea-Bissau this month to press for peaceful elections that could pave the way to a lifting of international sanctions, the council president said Friday.

Israel seeks to beat election cyber bots

Bnei Brak - Amy Spiro is one of many Israeli journalists who recently received a direct message on her Twitter account linking to a sensational news story.

New rival to Netanyahu steps into the light

Jerusalem - Bullish on security, conservative in diplomacy -- ending weeks of silence, retired Israeli general Benny Gantz has launched his campaign to become prime minister.

Kasai bishops endorse election of DR Congo's Tshisekedi

Kananga - Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of DR Congo on Sunday endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with bishops in the rest of the country.

France's 'yellow vests' to contest European elections

Paris - A group of French "yellow vest" protesters announced plans Wednesday to field candidates in this year's European Parliament elections, with a 31-year-old health worker to lead a list that a poll suggests could win up to 13 percent of the vote.

Russian court extends detention of Belarussian model

Moscow - A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign, had her detention in Moscow extended by three days by a Russian court on Saturday.

Model claiming Trump secrets 'dragged' into Russian detention: lawyer

Moscow - A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign was in custody Friday after police "dragged" her from a transit zone in Moscow's airport, her lawyer told AFP.

Italy's Berlusconi says he will run for European Parliament

Rome - Italy's scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced Thursday that he will run in May's European Parliament election, in yet another comeback bid for the 82-year-old billionaire.

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

Bangkok - A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course".

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

Bangkok - A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course".

Thai trial of model claiming Trump secrets set to begin

Pattaya - A Belarusian model who sensationally claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office appeared in court Tuesday for the expected start of her trial over running a "sex training course" in Thailand.

Israel opposition leader slams Netanyahu in key speech

Apo - A key Israeli opposition figure on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's public criticism of authorities investigating him on graft allegations, saying such behaviour was not "normal".

Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi journalist was arrested and another was on the run Wednesday for publishing "false information" about voting irregularities in an election won by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, police said.

Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20

Kabul - Afghanistan's presidential election will be postponed until July 20, an official said Sunday, as US-led efforts to end the 17-year war with the Taliban gather steam.

Ruling party picks ex-PM as Istanbul mayor candidate

Istanbul - Turkey's last prime minister was on Saturday chosen as the ruling party's mayoral candidate for Istanbul in a bid to ensure the country's biggest city remains in its hands after 2019 elections.

Afghan election organisers mull delaying presidential vote

Kabul - Afghanistan's election organisers are again considering postponing April's presidential ballot for two months, an official said Thursday, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of October's shambolic legislative vote.

Togo president's party wins majority in parliament

Lom - Togo President Faure Gnassingbe's party won most seats in parliamentary elections, according to provisional results on Monday, in polls overshadowed by pre-ballot clashes and an opposition boycott.

Concern mounts over Togo elections after violence

Lom - International observers on Thursday raised concerns about violence in Togo before elections later this month, which the government has said will go ahead despite the unrest and an opposition boycott.

Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence

Dhaka - Bangladesh's election campaign turned violent Tuesday with scores injured at political rallies across the country, as police fired pellet guns into crowds and stick-wielding mobs attacked rival candidates.

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Dhaka - Bangladesh's opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election.

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Dhaka - Bangladesh cricket superstar Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter politics as the "need of the hour" after angering some fans by contesting upcoming elections.

Vote or get this: Trump appears on French election posters

Strasbourg - US President Donald Trump has popped up in the French city of Strasbourg, on posters reminding voters of what is at stake in elections for the European Parliament next year.

French prosecutors open inquiry into Macron campaign financing

Paris - Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the origins of thousands of euros donated to President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign last year, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

Nigeria's pro-business opposition leader launches campaign

Lagos - Nigeria's opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential campaign on Monday vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa's top oil producer.

Key Israel minister says not quitting, reducing possibility of snap polls

Jerusalem - A key Israeli minister said Monday he would not quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government for now despite sharp disagreements, making snap polls less likely.

Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox groups in line for Jerusalem mayor

Jerusalem - A candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups is in line to become Jerusalem mayor after a runoff vote for Israeli local elections, results showed Wednesday.

Fiji poll to test PM's jump from coup chief to climate 'butt-kicker'

Suva - Fiji's former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is overwhelming favourite to win an election in the Pacific island nation this week, after transforming himself from coup leader to climate change campaigner.
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