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London mayor Khan calls on Labour to ditch leader Corbyn

London - London's Labour mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday urged party members to unseat boss Jeremy Corbyn in the upcoming leadership election, saying he had "failed to win the respect of the British people.

Trump overhauls campaign team again as Clinton surges

New York - Donald Trump shook up his campaign team for the second time in two months, fending off suggestions that his presidential run is in crisis as polls show Hillary Clinton cruising towards victory.

Anti-Trump conservative launches US presidential bid

Washington - As if Hillary Clinton were not formidable enough of a rival, Donald Trump now faces competition from a new quarter -- largely unknown Republican dissident, Evan McMullin, who launched his White House bid Monday.

What do Internet searches have to say about the DNC and RNC?

With all of the hype and media coverage surrounding both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, many Americans who could not attend themselves may be wondering about the chanting, flag-waving, and occasionally booing crowds they saw on T.V.

Op-Ed: The Internet transforms Tim Kaine into countless jokes

Night three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was a doozy. Peaceful protestors collected outside the Wells Fargo Center while some of the biggest characters in American politics took the stage, and the Internet did something strange.

Hong Kong activists in court over new election rules

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists challenged controversial new election rules in court Wednesday after candidates for an upcoming vote were asked to sign a form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China.

Iran announces May 19 presidential election

Tehran - Iran's Guardian Council announced Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Hatred of Hillary the unifying thread at Trump confab

Cleveland - They demand her imprisonment, paint her as above the law, and warn her election would trigger the Apocalypse -- the Republican National Convention's collective hatred of Hillary Clinton has proven an intoxicating unifier.

Hatred of Hillary the unifying thread at Republican convention

Cleveland - They demand her imprisonment, paint her as above the law, and warn her election would trigger the Apocalypse -- the Republican National Convention's collective hatred of Hillary Clinton has proven an intoxicating unifier.

Trump's VP choice compares mogul to U.S. icon Reagan

Washington - In his first interview as Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence late Friday compared the Republican presidential hopeful to conservative icon Ronald Reagan.

Austria court to rule Friday on far-right election challenge

Vienna - Austria's Constitutional Court has said it will rule Friday on the challenge brought by the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) against its candidate's narrow defeat in May's presidential election.

Long walk to the ballot box for Mongolian nomads

Mandalgovi - It took Mongolian nomad Pagvajaviin Shatarbaatar seven days to get to his polling station to vote in Wednesday's general election -- accompanied by more than 2,000 sheep, goats and horses.

Five questions about Mongolia's national elections

Ulan Bator - Mongolians head to the polls Wednesday for their seventh national election since transitioning from state socialism to democracy in 1990. Here's what you need to know:What's at stake?

Mongolian voters head to the polls amid economic uncertainty

Mandalgovi - Mongolians went to the polls across their sprawling, sparsely-populated country Wednesday as it struggles to benefit from its vast natural resources amid disputes over foreign investment and slumping demand from neighbouring China.

Mongolia votes with mineral riches still a distant dream

- Deep in the Mongolian steppe, a gigantic hole in the ground holds billions of tonnes of riches that politicians say will fuel the transformation of the landlocked and sparsely populated country into a prosperous modern nation.

Op-Ed: Sanders and Clinton try to get on same page for November

Washington - News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic Party nominee for the White House in November, and primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders would meet Tuesday to discuss the future raises the question of what took so long.

Khodorkovsky unveils candidates for Russia parliamentary polls

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Wednesday condemned Vladimir Putin's "scorched earth politics" as he presented the candidates he is backing for parliamentary elections in Russia later this year.

Cameron 'very happy' to meet Trump

London - Prime Minister David Cameron, who who has hit out at Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration, said Sunday he would be "very happy" to meet the White House hopeful if he visited Britain.

Pacquiao noncommittal on senate attendance

Right after his proclamation on Thursday as a duly elected senator of the Philippines, retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao said he could not promise perfect attendance as a newly elected senator.

India's ruling party extends power in state polls

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won power in remote northeast Assam and made gains in other states on Thursday, expanding its political influence beyond its traditional heartland two years after a landslide national election victory....

Port Elizabeth, the S.Africa city that has Zuma quaking

Port Elizabeth - Sitting in his wooden shack in a township in Port Elizabeth, Kwanele Mphelo reels off a list of gripes with South Africa's ruling African National Congress.

Pacquiao likely to be proclaimed senator next week

Incumbent congressman and retired boxer Manny Pacquiao is likely to be proclaimed senator next week after the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) decided not to make partial proclamation for this year's senatorial elections.

First round of French presidential vote set for April 23 2017

Paris - The first round of France's presidential election has been set for April 23 next year and the second round for May 7, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday, with legislative elections to follow in June 2017.

Pacquiao ranks No.1 in Pulse Asia awareness rating

Incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio remains the most popular candidate for senator in the May 9 general elections in the Philippines with an awareness rating of 99 percent in the Pulse Asia survey conducted on April 19-24, 2016.

Manny Pacquiao virtually elected as Philippine senator

In the April 18-20 survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) nationwide, incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao landed in the No.3 spot of the Top 12 list of possible winners in the May 9 general elections.

Former U.S. House speaker: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Washington - Former US House speaker John Boehner has let fly with a stunning critique of fellow Republican and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, labeling him the devil incarnate.

Iceland's president announces re-election bid

Reykjav - Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson on Monday announced that he will seek another term in office in June's upcoming election, amid political turmoil.

Philippine presidential candidate defiant over rape remarks

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, embroiled in an uproar for his apparent joke about the rape and murder of an Australian woman, came under fire Monday from the church and Canberra's envoy but remained defiant.

Assad party wins expected majority in Syria parliamentary vote

Damascus - Syria's ruling Baath party and its allies won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections last week across government-held parts of the country, the national electoral commission announced late Saturday.

Philippine presidential candidate attacked over rape joke

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, whose campaign promises a ruthless war on crime, was angrily condemned on Sunday after a video surfaced of him joking about a murdered Australian rape victim.
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