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Taiwan presidential candidates welcome Google campaign advert ban

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates on Thursday welcomed a temporary ban imposed by Google on campaign ads, intended to combat disinformation in the run-up to next year's elections.

Sri Lanka author attacked ahead of key polls

Colombo - Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka on Thursday, a week after he published a book criticising the main opposition candidate at Saturday's presidential polls, police said.

Afghanistan's presidential poll results delayed again

Kabul - Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election have been delayed for a second time, election officials announced Wednesday, a postponement likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud allegations.

Afghan chief executive wants halt to election recount

Kabul - Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah called Sunday for a halt to a recount of the recent presidential election, saying he would not accept "fraud-marked" results.

Romania votes for president with liberal incumbent favoured

Bucharest - Romania voted in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with pro-European incumbent Klaus Iohannis the favourite to win, potentially adding to a liberal fightback against the region's prevailing nationalism.

China calls Hong Kong protesters 'mobsters' after stabbing

Bejing - China has slammed radical protesters in Hong Kong as "mobsters" using violence to influence upcoming local elections, after a pro-Beijing lawmaker was injured in a stabbing.

Cyclist who flipped off US president wins local election

Washington - A cyclist who was fired after flipping the bird -- making a rude single-fingered gesture -- to US President Donald Trump's motorcade has been elected to local office in Virginia.

Facebook steps up monitoring for Taiwan elections

Taipei - Facebook vowed Tuesday to step up monitoring for any attempt to use its platform to meddle in Taiwan's elections as the island's authorities say they face growing interference from China.

Five candidates running to replace ousted Algerian president Bouteflika

Alger - Five candidates, including two former prime ministers, will run to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote.

Canada's oil sector needs to reposition itself on climate change

Canada's oil sector needs more pipeline capacity than what is currently under development to meet even its most modest growth projections, but attitudes toward new pipelines are shifting and the energy industry needs to reposition itself to keep pace.

Austrian Post fined over customer data misuse

Vienna - Austria's postal service have been fined 18 million euros ($20 million) for working up data about their customers' assumed political allegiances, the justice ministry said Tuesday.

US envoy in Kabul amid election uncertainty, stalled talks

Kabul - Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy who led talks with the Taliban until negotiations collapsed last month, was in Kabul on Sunday meeting with top Afghan officials including President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan election results delayed again

Kabul - Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.

Germany's AfD faces electoral test after synagogue shooting

Erfurt - Germany's far-right AfD party faces a key test of support in a state election in former communist east Germany on Sunday, following national outrage over a deadly shooting at a synagogue.

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

Jakarta - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta -- days after Islamist militants tried to assassinate his top security minister.

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off fresh term after wave of crises

Jakarta - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo will kick off a fresh term Sunday, facing a wave of crises and with Jakarta under heavy security days after Islamist militants tried to assassinate his top security minister.

Tension mounts in Canada as election nears

Montr - With just three days left before Canada votes in a hotly contested election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative rival Andrew Scheer on Friday ratcheted up the mudslinging, as both seek to avoid ending up with a minority government.

Sri Lanka army chief sparks uproar over political endorsement

Colombo - Sri Lanka's army chief came under fire Wednesday after apparently endorsing Gotabhaya Rajapakse for next month's presidential election, a day after the front-running candidate vowed to scrap a UN-sanctioned probe into alleged war crimes.

Rajapakse vows to scrap Sri Lanka war crimes probe if elected

Colombo - Sri Lanka's front-running presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapakse vowed Tuesday that if elected he will scrap Colombo's pledge to investigate war crimes committed during his brother Mahinda's decade in power.

85 civilians killed, 373 wounded during Afghan election campaign: UN

Kabul - Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan's recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka president abandons re-election bid

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to stand for re-election in November polls as the politically influential Rajapakse family nominated two candidates by final registration Sunday.

'War wing' fights for survival in Kosovo poll

Pristina - The former guerilla commanders who have dominated Kosovo since its independence will fight for political survival in elections on Sunday, with opposition parties threatening to boot them from power.

Darwin, Islam: Kosovo imam expelled for accepting both

Pristina - When not leading prayers in his village mosque in western Kosovo, imam Drilon Gashi was scribbling some unorthodox thoughts on social media -- like his belief in the theory of evolution.

Voter says Canada party head should cut off turban to look Canadian

Montr - The head of a Canadian political party, who is Sikh, was interrupted at a Montreal market on Wednesday by a passerby who told him to take off his turban to "look like a Canadian," according to video seen on TV.

With nearly all data in, Afghan turnout at record low

Kabul - Voter participation in last weekend's Afghan presidential election will be much less than a third, the country's Independent Election Commission said Tuesday, marking a record-low turnout.

Former French president Sarkozy to stand trial for illegal campaign financing

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost a final court appeal Tuesday against an order that he stand trial on charges of illegal financing for his 2012 election campaign.

Abdullah claims win over Ghani in Afghan vote well ahead of results

Kabul - Afghanistan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory Monday over incumbent Ashraf Ghani in the weekend's presidential election, far ahead of the release of any official results.

Attacks, fraud fears dampen turnout in Afghan election

Kabul - Turnout in Afghanistan's presidential election appeared likely Sunday to hit a record low because of the threat of attacks, a muted campaign and concerns over fraud.

Attacks, fraud fears dampen turnout in Afghan election

Kabul - Voter participation in Afghanistan's presidential elections appeared Sunday to have been lower than in previous years, with turnout hit by the threat of attacks, a muted campaign and concerns of fraud.

Afghans vote in presidential election amid deadly violence

Kabul - Afghans voted in presidential elections amid tight security Saturday, as Taliban insurgents determined to disrupt the process unleashed a string of attacks on polling centres across the country that killed at least five people.
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