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Donald Trump: the (Russian) people's choice

Moscow - Is Donald Trump Russia's best friend? Many in the country seem to believe the flamboyant White House candidate could help fix shattered ties between the two ex-Cold War foes.

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Hong Kong - Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend elections.

Hong Kong anti-China activists celebrate vote victory

Hong Kong - A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing became lawmakers for the first time Monday in a result likely to rattle China.

Young activists take on China in key Hong Kong election

Hong Kong - Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood for the first time Sunday in city-wide legislative elections, the biggest polls since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Despite advances, democracy in Africa hobbled by 'rigging'

Paris - Across Africa, military coups and election violence are becoming rarer but poll rigging and manipulation remain rife, hobbling the continent's democratic progress, experts say.

France's Hollande says US election must not jeopardise EU ties

Varsovia - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he hoped that whatever the outcome of this year's US presidential election, it would not undermine American ties with the European Union."Transatlantic links are very important...

Hong Kong activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from 21, as fears mount over China's influence on the city.

Iran's Khamenei says U.S. lifted sanctions only on paper

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader and president accused the United States of hostility and bad faith Wednesday, saying the implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers was not being honoured.

Op-Ed: Roach's dream of seeing President Pacquiao fight is now possible

Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach must be very happy with the way Manny Pacquiao is performing in his quest for a senate seat in the May 9 elections in the Philippines, where he now ranks No.3 in the Top 12 list of possible winners.

Manny Pacquiao now ranks 4-6 in latest senatorial poll

Retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao is now ranked 4-6 in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from April 12-17 covering 4,000 respondents nationwide.

Chadian President Deby wins fifth term, opposition cry foul

Ndjame - Chad's veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office, the national electoral commission announced, extending his 26 years in power, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud.

Pacquiao has less than three weeks to campaign

Incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao has barely three weeks to go around the country to seek voters' support as he aims to maintain his 5-7 ranking in the the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations for BusinessWorld.

Pacquiao now ranks 5-7 in latest SWS survey

Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao has ranked 5-7 in the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) for BusineesWorld from March 30 to April 2, 2016 covering 1,500 respondents nationwide

Could new elections be solution to Brazil mess?

Rio De Janeiro - With the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff raising as many questions as it answers, some are urging new elections in Brazil to wipe the slate entirely clean.

Pacquiao consistent at No.6 in latest Pulse Asia survey

Despite his inability to campaign in the upcoming senatorial election in the Philippines, incumbent congressman Manny Pacquiao has maintained his ranking in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from March 15-20, 2016.

Comelec ruling motivates Pacquiao to train hard to ensure victory

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is delighted to hear about the ruling of the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) on March 29 not to block the airing of his April 9 fight in the Philippines.

Pacquiao back to winning circle in latest senatorial poll

Filipino boxing superstar and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao is back in the winning circle of the latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial candidates for the upcoming Philippines national elections.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's poll rating to level off in next survey result

Manny Pacquiao's substantial drop in the latest survey rating conducted by Pulse Asia is expected to level off in next few weeks when pollsters will conduct another survey to keep track of the changes in voters' preferences leading up to the May 9 polls.

Op-Ed: Iran Elections Approach, but do they mean anything? Special

Iranians will head to the polls on Friday, casting votes for parliament and also the Assembly of Experts, a body of clerics that will choose who the next Supreme Leader is.

Op-Ed: Election rule puts Pacquiao-Bradley fight in peril

Manny Pacquiao may have to postpone his April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley or face disqualification as a senatorial candidate in the upcoming national elections in the Philippines, which will take place on May 9, 2016.

Grandson of Iran's Khomeini excluded from elections: Family

Tehran - The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been excluded from contesting elections next month, his son said Tuesday.

Pacquiao likely to endorse Hillary Clinton

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is expected to return to the U.S. in the next three weeks following his week-long promotional tour in Los Angeles and New York to sell his upcoming title fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Taiwan presidential candidates clash over China policy

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates clashed over China policy during their first televised debate Sunday, ahead of elections in which relations with Beijing will be a key issue for voters.

Pacquiao consistent winner in 2 separate senatorial surveys

Manila - If the 2016 Phl senatorial elections were held today, Manny Pacquiao would be one of the 12 winning candidates based on the result of two separate surveys conducted nationwide by Pulse Asia on Nov.8-15 and Dec. 11-14, 2015.

Latest poll shows Manny Pacquiao winning a senate seat

A nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN News showed Filipino boxing star and incumbent Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao winning a senate seat along with 11 other candidates in the 2016 senatorial elections.

As Spanish polls near, disillusioned jobless struggle on

Madrid - Gema Martin remembers with a touch of nostalgia the time when she had medical insurance, holidays... in other words, a job.

Spanish PM Rajoy launches re-election bid against upstart rivals

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy officially kicked off his campaign for re-election Thursday evening with the promise that his party "takes Spain seriously", ahead of tight legislative polls on 20 December.

'Umbrella Soldiers' take seats in Hong Kong elections

Hong Kong - Young supporters of Hong Kong's democracy movement, known as 'Umbrella Soldiers', took seats in the city's first vote since mass street protests -- but pro-Beijing forces dominated the polls in a key test of public sentiment.

Hong Kong votes in first election since democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong went to the polls Sunday for the first time since huge pro-democracy protests gripped the city, in a key test of public sentiment.

'Umbrella soldiers' fight for seats in Hong Kong vote

Hong Kong - Activists from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement will be vying for seats at key local elections this weekend -- the first real test of public sentiment after mass protests gripped the city last year.
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