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Jimmy Carter ribs Trump over size of commencement crowd

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter got a mischievous dig in at Donald Trump on Sunday, telling a commencement audience at a Virginia college that he had drawn a bigger crowd than the current president.

Govt talks in full swing between Italy populists, far-right

Rome - Italian anti-establishment and far-right parties said they took "big steps" Thursday towards forming a populist government to end months of deadlock.

Italy's populists, far-right seek last-gasp govt deal

Rome - Italy's populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League asked Wednesday for another day to try to form a coalition government, with a green light from Silvio Berlusconi opening a way to end the country's political deadlock.

Death toll in Libya election commission attack rises to 14

Tripoli - Libya's health ministry said Thursday that the death toll from the suicide attack against the headquarters of the electoral commission in Tripoli a day earlier had risen to 14.

Election fever hits Lebanon, nine years since last legislative vote

Beirut - As its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade approaches, Lebanon has been swept into campaign fever: posters on every corner, televised debates, and neighbours bickering over new electoral procedures.

Afghans register to vote in long-delayed elections amid violence

Kabul - Afghanistan has begun registering voters across the war-torn country as it tries to ensure that long-delayed legislative elections scheduled for October are seen as credible and fraud-free.

Afghans register to vote in long-delayed elections amid violence

Kabul - Afghanistan at the weekend began registering voters across the war-torn country as it seeks to ensure that long-delayed legislative elections in October are seen as credible and fraud-free.

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Fpo - Hong Kong's democracy camp failed to claw back all their lost seats Monday in controversial by-elections as the city's pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip.

Poland election chief says reforms threaten free vote

Warsaw - Amendments to Poland's electoral law pushed through parliament by the rightwing government will put free elections at risk by handing the interior minister new powers, the national electoral commission said Friday.

UN envoy urges Putin to press for Syria elections

Geneva - The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "have the courage" to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged country.

The rocky road to possible snap elections in Germany

Berlin - A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.

What would hardliner Raisi mean for Iran and the world?

Tehran - Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for Iran's hardliners in next month's presidential election, has left many wondering whether the country's fragile opening to the West could be under threat.

Mourners jam funeral of Paraguay opposition activist

Asunci - Demonstrators massed at a funeral for an opposition political activist killed by Paraguayan police after an anti-government break-in at Congress.

Paraguay president fires top aides after deadly protest

Asunci - Paraguay's president sacked his interior minister and police chief, following a clash that led to the death of a young activist as rioters angry about electoral reform stormed Congress.

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president re-election

Asunci - Paraguayan senators approved a contested law allowing the country's president to be re-elected, prompting furious protesters to break into the legislature, ransacking lawmakers' offices and igniting fires.

Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Mexico - Fourteen countries from North and South America, including the United States, called on Venezuela Thursday to release political prisoners and "re-establish democracy" by holding elections.

Palestinian municipal elections in West Bank only: government

Ramallah - Palestinian local elections scheduled for May will take place in the West Bank only and not in Gaza, the government announced Tuesday, scuppering hopes of the first vote in both territories in a decade.

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Paris - Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Five Indian states go to polls in test for Modi

New Delhi - Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, the election commission said Wednesday, in a key test for the prime minister after his shock move to ban all high-value notes.

Uber and Lyft to offer free or discounted rides to polls

Election Day is hear and for those who need a ride, a few companies are offering free or discounted options. Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are a few of them.

Want to change your presidential vote? Some states allow it

Some U.S. states allow those who have voted in advance of an election to change their votes, provided this takes place before the close of the election. Here those who initially supported Clinton, Trump or another candidate, can alter their choice.

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...
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