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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.

Former coup leader Assoumani elected Comoros president

Moroni - Former coup leader Azali Assoumani was narrowly elected president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, according to official results released Friday, after a tense wait for ballots to be counted.

Sins of the father dog Marcos Jnr in Philippine VP debate

Manila - The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos came under attack over his father's record of corruption and rights abuse during a vice-presidential debate on Sunday.Surveys show that Ferdinand Marcos Jnr.

Brazilian bribe money 'funded Rousseff's reelection'

Bras - Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff' reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors, a report said Thursday.

Tens of thousands march against Fujimori in Peru

- Some 50,000 people marched in Lima to protest the presidential candidacy of frontrunner Keiko Fujimori, 24 years to the day after the coup d'etat staged by her father.Shouting "Fujimori never again!

Tough battle for India's Modi in key state polls

Kolkata - Millions of voters head to the polls Monday in two Indian states, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party facing a tough fight as it tries to tighten its grip on power nationally.

Trump says U.S. abortion laws 'set' for now

Washington - US abortion laws are set for now, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said, reiterating that he thinks abortion is "murder" days after igniting a firestorm by suggesting women who have them should be punished.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao need not campaign to win a senate seat if he wins

Fighting congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao need not travel to the countryside to ask the electorate to vote for him as senator in the coming May 9 general elections in the Philippines if he wins in his April 9 fight against Tim Bradley.

Sanders presses Clinton as three western states to vote

Washington - US states Alaska, Hawaii and Washington take their turn voting Saturday in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, with Hillary Clinton unlikely to deliver a knockout blow against resilient rival Bernie Sanders.

Pacquaio still in winning circle of latest senatorial survey

After suffering a sharp drop in survey ranking for senatorial candidates in the upcoming Phl national elections, Manny Pacquiao has maintained his ranking at 6-12 in the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia from March 8-13.

DiCaprio criticises climate change deniers running for president

Toukyo - Fresh from his Oscar-winning role in "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio suggested Wednesday that his upcoming documentary on climate change could help raise awareness about a phenomenon that some US presidential candidates reject.

Benin votes for new president with 33 candidates in the fray

Cotonou - Benin went to the polls Sunday to choose a new president from a crowded field of 33 candidates, but with concerns lingering about the distribution of voters' cards that already forced a two-week delay.

Uganda's 'dictator in a suit' holds power, but at what cost?

Kanpala - "In the past you could get away with imprisoning and killing everyone," said Ugandan lawyer and poet Kabumba Busingye. "Now it has become much more difficult to be a dictator.

Putin says 'foreign enemies' seek to disrupt Russian elections

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that foreign enemies were seeking to disrupt upcoming parliamentary elections and ordered Russia's security service to be vigilant.

Op-Ed: Why candidates take sides on Pacquiao-LGBT controversy

Some candidates in the upcoming national elections in the Philippines, especially those running for elective positions with national constituency, are now taking advantage of the opportunity to gain media mileage for free courtesy of Manny Pacquiao.

Trump hits back at rivals, Obama criticism

North Augusta - Donald Trump pushed back against his rivals for the Republican nomination and criticism from President Barack Obama, as the real estate mogul sought to cement victory in South Carolina.

TV pundit Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidential poll

Lisbon - Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, 67, was the clear winner Sunday in Portugal's presidential election, taking 52 percent of the vote.

Anti-base Okinawa candidate loses key mayoral poll: media

Toukyo - A candidate backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory in a mayoral election in Okinawa on Sunday, beating an opponent of a planned new US military base there.

Supreme Court to review Obama orders on immigrant deportations

Washington - The US Supreme Court said it will review whether President Barack Obama has the authority to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Sanders continues momentum leading up to Feb. 1 Iowa caucus

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) raised $1 million during Sunday's debate, and $3.1 million in the days leading up the debate.

Election woes to take toll on Pacquaio's training for next fight

The upcoming national elections in the Philippines could take its toll on Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao's schedule as he embarks on two full months of training for his April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley.

Congo to hold early presidential elections on March 20

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo will hold early presidential elections in March, authorities said, after a new constitution removed barriers to President Denis Sassou Nguesso extending his rule.

Venezuela's embattled president says vote 'irregularities' probed

Caracas - Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said that fraud had marred the vote, which was being investigated.
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