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Gas, food running short in Bolivia amid protests

La Paz - Bolivian taxi driver Carlos Lara has spent three nights sleeping in his car at a service station, hoping that gas supplies held up by supporters of ex-president Evo Morales will make it through.

Bolivia leader says elections will be called soon

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president said Sunday she will call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo Morales.

Afghan chief executive slams president's 'wishlist' peace plan

Kabul - Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah dismissed Tuesday a new peace proposal by his election rival President Ashraf Ghani as an unrealistic "wishlist", and again questioned the validity of thousands of votes from recent polls.

Algeria registers 22 candidates for presidential vote

Alger - Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported Sunday.

Bouteflika-era figure makes Algeria presidential run

Alger - The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday became the first candidate to register for presidential polls.

North Macedonia to hold snap polls in April

Skopje - North Macedonia's political leaders agreed on Sunday to hold early elections in April, after the EU blocked the start of membership talks.

Top candidate's running mate in Afghan poll alleges 'systematic fraud'

Kabul - Afghanistan's election commission is orchestrating "systematic fraud" following presidential polls last month, a top candidate's running mate alleged Saturday, an accusation likely to inflame political tensions following the key vote.

Israeli PM, libertarians hash out weed deal ahead of polls

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced a deal with a far-right party which agreed to withdraw from elections next month in exchange for a pledge to legalise medicinal cannabis.

Taliban threaten Afghan presidential elections

Kabul - The Taliban warned Afghans on Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to "stand against" the planned September vote.

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

New York - The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy ris...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

New York - Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.

Afghan election workers must prepare for September poll: US

Kabul - Election officials in Afghanistan should do more to ensure delayed presidential polls can take place in September, the US embassy in Kabul said Thursday.

Britain's Trump? Farage surges on Brexit discontent

London - Polls show his Brexit Party easily winning next week's European Parliament polls and edging ahead of Theresa May's Conservatives in a UK general election.

Varoufakis running European election campaign — in Berlin

Berlin - At the height of the Greek debt crisis, he crossed swords with German nemesis Wolfgang Schaeuble, who demanded drastic austerity in return for financial aid.

Rival rallies grip Bangkok as election crunch time looms

Bangkok - Parties for and against Thailand's junta rallied across Bangkok Friday, as election fever grips the country ahead of the first poll in eight years.

Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

Bangkok - Thailand's junta defended its $7 billion defence budget and annual draft on Monday after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and ending conscription after elections.

Poland's new progressive party springs into strong third place

Warsaw - A new progressive political party in Poland led by an openly gay politician scored a strong third place in an opinion poll published on Monday, suggesting it could challenge the governing right-wing party's majority.

Army-aligned party buoyed amid Thai political turmoil

Bangkok - Opponents of the Shinawatra political clan campaigned triumphantly in the Thai capital on Sunday, after a weekend of high political drama when a Thai princess' bid to be premier provoked a rare royal rebuke.

Openly gay Polish politican launches progressive 'Spring' party

Warsaw - Poland's first openly gay politician on Sunday launched "Spring", a progressive political party aimed at challenging the EU country's governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing reforms that threaten the rule of law.

Thai junta lifts ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Tuesday lifted a four-year ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, prompting Thaksin Shinawatra -- the exiled billionaire who sits at the heart of the kingdom's political rupture -- to hail a "new hope" for the nation....

Poland's nationalists on top in regional polls, but losing urban vote

Warsaw - Poland's governing nationalists came out on top in regional elections Sunday, but were losing to opposition centrists in mayoral races in large cities including the capital Warsaw, exit polls showed.

Spain's Socialists face first poll test in December

Madrid - Spain's ruling Socialists face their first electoral test since taking power in June after the leader of Andalusia on Monday called snap regional elections for December.

Dodik: Bosnian Serb co-president of a nation he despised

Sarajevo - From a West-backed moderate to the torch-bearer of Bosnian Serb nationalism, Milorad Dodik is a veteran of political transformations.On Sunday he took another sharp turn: he became co-president of a country he has branded a "failed concept".

Nationalist Dodik claims Serb seat in Bosnia presidency election

Sarajevo - Nationalist Milorad Dodik took the lead in a vote for the Serb seat of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, as a country splintered along ethnic lines awaits final results due out later Monday.

In ethnically split Bosnia, 'others' are on the outside

Sarajevo - In a country where political power is formally shared by three ethnic groups, Bosnians who identify as "ostali" -- or "others" -- are second-class citizens.

In Bosnia, elections test country's lingering fault lines

Sarajevo - As Bosnia heads towards elections Sunday, candidates are ramping up nationalist rhetoric, testing the seams of a country still struggling to unite a quarter-century after it was torn apart by war.

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Colombo - Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday.

Brazil's Lula launches Supreme Court appeal in bid to save candidacy

Bras - Lawyers for Brazil's jailed former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a Supreme Court appeal Wednesday in a bid to get his presidential candidacy back on track.

Openly gay Polish mayor launches 'pro-democracy' movement

Warsaw - An openly gay Polish mayor launched what he termed a "pro-democratic" political movement on Tuesday aimed at challenging the EU country's governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing reforms that threaten the rule of law.

Bolton says US to help Ukraine counter Russian vote 'meddling'

Kiev - The United States is ready to help Ukraine counter any "interference" by Russia in its 2019 presidential election, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday during his visit to Kiev.
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