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East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Paris - France's tumultuous presidential race steps up a gear on Monday as the five leading candidates face off in a TV debate, the first of its kind in the eurozone's second biggest economy, with just a month to go before the vote.

Rutte: Liberal Dutch premier, champion of status quo

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, set to lead The Netherlands for a third successive term, is a free-marketeer whose promise of safety and stability Wednesday once again reaped dividends for his party.

The legal woes of France's presidential hopefuls

Paris - France's presidential election campaign has been overshadowed by the scandal over suspected fake jobs for family members engulfing Republicans nominee Francois Fillon.

'Sexy beast' Schulz fires up support ahead of German poll

Berlin - Matthias Zeller, a 21-year-old Social Democratic activist, caused a stir in Germany when he enthused on national television that his party's new leader Martin Schulz was a "geile Sau" -- which loosely translates as "sexy beast".

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

New Delhi - Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first term.

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

New Delhi - Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first term.

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

New Delhi - Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first term.

Le Pen could win in France, warns Hollande

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the forthcoming presidential election in France, President Francois Hollande warned on Monday, vowing to "do everything" in his power to stop it happening.

France's Fillon suffers new blows as Juppe waits in wings

Paris - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered new blows to his scandal-hit campaign, while veteran conservative Alain Juppe stood ready to replace him in the race.

Hong Kong activists gatecrash meeting of leadership hopeful Lam

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters Monday gatecrashed a press conference by Hong Kong leadership hopeful Carrie Lam, displaying banners criticising a "rigged election" as the woman seen as China's favourite unveiled her policy.

Hong Kong activists gatecrash meeting of leadership hopeful Lam

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters Monday gatecrashed a press conference by Hong Kong leadership hopeful Carrie Lam, displaying banners criticising a "rigged election" as the woman seen as China's favourite unveiled her policy.

Hong Kong activists gatecrash meeting of leadership hopeful Lam

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters Monday gatecrashed a press conference by Hong Kong leadership hopeful Carrie Lam, displaying banners criticising a "rigged election" as the woman seen as China's favourite unveiled her policy.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

Den Haag - A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

Den Haag - A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

Dutch PM meets far-right foe after security leak scare

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Geert Wilders on Wednesday to discuss the far-right MP's security after a government agent was arrested on suspicion of leaking information on him to a Moroccan crime gang, local media reported.

Dutch PM meets far-right foe after security leak scare

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Geert Wilders on Wednesday to discuss the far-right MP's security after a government agent was arrested on suspicion of leaking information on him to a Moroccan crime gang, local media reported.

Dutch PM's party draws level with Wilders in latest polls

Den Haag - Three weeks before Dutch elections Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling Liberals are neck-and-neck with MP Geert Wilders' far-right party who previously dominated the polls, an aggregated survey showed on Wednesday.

Germany's Schulz launches 'social-populist' attack on Merkel

Berlin - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, is seen beating Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to several recent polls, thanks to an unapologetically leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering towar...

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

France's Fillon vows to run for president despite 'fake jobs' row

Paris - French conservative Francois Fillon said Saturday that he would press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charged him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary job.

France's colonial past muscles into presidential race

Paris - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron drew a storm of criticism Wednesday after calling France's colonisation of Algeria a "crime against humanity".

France warns Russia against meddling in election

Paris - France on Wednesday issued a stern warning to Russia against meddling in its upcoming presidential elections, after US intelligence accused Moscow of interfering in America's vote to boost Donald Trump.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Turkmen president wins new 7-year term with nearly 98% of vote

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan's reigning strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov bagged a new seven-year term with nearly 98 percent of a weakly contested vote, electoral officials said Monday, following a preliminary count.
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