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Fraud the main enemy for Afghan election officials

Kabul - In a dusty Kabul suburb, hundreds of workers check and recheck biometric fingerprint readers -- part of a massive effort to ensure Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election is not tainted by fraud allegations that have marred previous polls.

Taliban open to new talks with US after bloody attacks

Kabul - The Taliban's chief negotiator has said their "doors are open" to resuming talks with Washington, hours after two attacks by the insurgents killed at least 48 people in war-weary Afghanistan.

Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls

Kabul - Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday -- one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul -- with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections.

Blast outside president rally in central Afghanistan kills at least 24

A suicide bomber killed at least 24 people outside a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday, less than two weeks ahead of elections which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.

Russians go to polls after summer of protests

Moscow - Russians voted Sunday in local elections after weeks of opposition protests that led to the biggest police crackdown on dissent in nearly a decade.

In Russia, forgotten plight of jailed grassroots activists

Reutov - When anti-corruption activist Yevgeny Kurakin went to make an official complaint about authorities destroying a park in his sleepy town near Moscow, he was arrested in the prosecutor's office. Three months later, he is still behind bars.

Opposition says Kremlin 'stacking deck' in Saint Petersburg vote

Sanktpeterburg - A gaffe-prone acquaintance of President Vladimir Putin is expected Sunday to sail to victory in the Saint Petersburg gubernatorial vote in the absence of opposition following a controversial campaign.

Russians go to polls after summer of protests

Moscow - Russians are set to vote in local elections on Sunday following a hugely controversial campaign in Moscow that degenerated into the biggest police crackdown on protesters in nearly a decade.

German grey vote holds the line against far-right

Berlin - The latest electoral surge by Germany's far-right AfD highlights the decline of the mainstream parties who scored narrow, last-gasp victories thanks mainly to a dwindling band of elderly voters.

Russia tries to remove child from parents over opposition rally

Moscow - Russian prosecutors sought to strip a couple of parental rights on Tuesday after they brought their baby to a rally, as the authorities pressed ahead with a crackdown on the opposition.

Russian 'mass unrest' probe arrests five amid opposition crackdown

Moscow - Russian investigators said Thursday they had detained five people as part of a criminal probe into mass unrest, in an apparent attempt to crush a wave of peaceful protests demanding fair elections.

Moscow police arrest hundreds at banned rally for fair elections

Moscow - Police in Moscow said they arrested more than 1,000 people Saturday at a banned opposition protest calling for city authorities to reverse decisions to exclude key opposition candidates from the ballot paper.

Afghanistan at crossroads as election season kicks off

Kabul - After months of delays and political bickering, Afghanistan is preparing for presidential elections with a risk of more of the bloodshed and fraud allegations that have marred previous polls.

Taiwan foreign minister calls for 'genuine' elections in Hong Kong

Taipei - Taiwan's foreign minister on Monday called for "genuine" democratic elections to be held in Hong Kong after the city was rocked by fresh political violence, comments that will likely infuriate Beijing.

N. Korea leader votes in elections with 99.98% turnout: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday that registered the near 100 percent turnout claimed for every ballot held in the nuclear-armed state.

UK PM contenders say EU will drop Irish backstop for Brexit deal

London - The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both said Friday they believe the EU will agree a Brexit deal this year without the controversial "backstop" provision for the Irish border.

Presidential candidate testifies in Kirchner Iran cover-up case

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez testified Wednesday in a case against his running mate and former president Cristina Kirchner, who is accused of covering for Iran over a bomb attack on a Jewish center.

Mitsotakis, Greece's pro-business 'steamroller'

Athens - Greece's incoming prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is a hard-nosed reformer from a conservative political dynasty with controversial civil service job cuts on his resume.

PM-elect Mitsotakis vows to make Greece 'proud' after vote triumph

Athens - Greece's conservative prime minister-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed that the country would "proudly" enter a post-bailout period of "jobs, security and growth" after winning a landslide victory in Sunday's general election.

Greece votes in election expected to oust leftist Tsipras

Athens - Greek voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

Greece heads to polls with voters expected to oust Tsipras

Athens - Greek voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

Rivals vying to lead post-bailout Greece

Athens - Greece is holding its first post-bailout general elections on Sunday after a campaign focused on middle-class tax complaints, the Macedonia name deal and security.

Greece heads to polls with voters expected to oust Tsipras

Athens - Greek voters are casting their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

Greece heads to polls with voters expected to oust Tsipras

Athens - Greek voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

Rivals vying to lead post-bailout Greece

Athens - Greece is holding its first post-bailout general elections on Sunday after a campaign focused on middle-class tax complaints, the Macedonia name deal and security.

Indonesia court rejects bid to overturn President Widodo's victory

Jakarta - Indonesia's constitutional court Thursday rejected a bid to overturn President Joko Widodo's re-election victory and dismissed his defeated challenger's claims of widespread voter fraud as groundless.

Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

Jakarta - A top Indonesian court was set to rule Thursday on a defeated presidential election challenger's claims that the 2019 race was rigged against him -- allegations that sparked deadly rioting in Jakarta.

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.
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