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Video: Marco Rubio builds his platform in bid for presidency

Marco Rubio is building a platform around conservatives as well as single mothers, working families and fresh college graduates. Can he stack up to the many strong competitors he will be facing?

Op-Ed: What Bill Clinton forgot about Manny Pacquiao's political plan

Rep. Manny Pacquiao and former US President Bill Clinton had a "missed encounter" on the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" early this week and they talked a bit about politics with Clinton seemingly endorsing Pacquiao for president of the Philippines.

Parties agree road map for Cyprus talks

Nicosia - The Greek and Turkish Cypriots have agreed on a road map prepared by the UN to resume talks on a reunification of the island, the Northern Turkish presidency said Friday.

Sisi presidential bid 'misinterpreted' by Kuwaiti paper

Cairo - Egypt's army said Thursday a Kuwaiti newspaper "misinterpreted" comments by its chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, that he will run for the presidency, saying he will make an announcement directly to the Egyptian people.

Egypt army chief Sisi says to run for president: Kuwait paper

Al Kuwait - Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published in a Kuwait paper Thursday he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled for April.

Egypt presidency hails 'high turnout' in key referendum

Cairo - Egypt's presidency hailed on Thursday the "high turnout" in a constitutional referendum, billed by the military-installed government as an endorsement of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Obama wins Ohio and four more years as U.S. President

It's been confirmed Americans have reelected President Obama back to the White House. The Republicans maintain control of the House, while the Democrats remain the majority in the Senate.

3rd-party candidate US presidential debates to be broadcast live

Chicago - Believe it or not, there are more than two people in the race for the US Presidency. Despite a blackout from the mainstream media and the political establishment, there will be a platform for the major third-party candidates next week.

Socialist Hollande beats Sarkozy in French Election

Francois Hollande, a French socialist, has won the French presidency with a clear victory in the recent election, gaining an estimated 52% of votes.

Hungarian civil society group defends media law Special

Budapest - Hungary’s two-week-old EU presidency has been characterised by a furor over a new media law that has been claimed to herald “the end of a free media” in the country. More than 1,000 civil society groups disagree.

Rousseff sworn in as Brazil's first female president

Brazilia - Amidst the tears and cheers, Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president in an inauguration ceremony held Saturday.

Billionaire Donald Trump may join US presidential race in 2012

US billionaire Donald Trump is considering running for the US presidency as a Republican Party candidate in the 2012 presidential elections.

Palin considering presidential bid, says she could beat Obama

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is seriously considering running for the Republican Party nomination for the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Brazil elects first woman president

Brazil has elected the country's first woman president in a closely fought election. Dilma Rousseff beat former Sao Paulo state governor Jose Serra in a runoff with 55 percent of the vote, according to an official tally of 95 percent of ballots.

Néstor Kirchner, former Argentinian President, dies

El Calafate - Former President Néstor Kirchner, husband of current Argentina President Cristina Fernández, died this morning in the city of El Calafate, Santa Cruz, following a cardiac arrest.

Wyclef Jean confirms he'll run for Haitian Presidency

Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean will end the recent speculation tonight when he appears on the Larry King Show to confirm that he will be running for the Haitian Presidency. The elections will run in November.

Op-Ed: Demoralizing America

America is shuddering in a struggle to shake off a recession, just as it is told the recession might morph into a depression.

Oil-rich Nigeria swears in a new President, Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua died last night following a long illness. Goodluck Jonathan, who took over for him last February, has already been sworn in as the new President.

Italian PM endorses Tony Blair for EU presidency

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has received the backing of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi as a candidate to become president of the EU.

Arroyo Keeps Friends And Foes Alike Guessing Special

Delivering what was supposed to be her last State of the Nation Address Monday, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo kept enemies and friends guessing as to her political plans in 2010—when she is supposed to step down from the presidency.

Obama approval ratings dip to lowest point in early presidency

Arguably one of the more ambitious presidents in American history, Obama's approval ratings have hit their lowest point since he took office.

Op-Ed: Does America Yearn For A Monarch?

Life Magazine fabricated a mythical monarchy in the early sixties by applying polish and airbrushing to John and Jacky Kennedy, elevating them into a Camelot.

Several Key Positions of Obama's Cabinet Confirmed By US Senate

While the United States Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama is a day of celebrations and parties, it is a very busy day of work for the US Senate as they are quickly confirming Obama’s cabinet members.

Bush Heads for Texas Tuesday with More Grey Hair and Wrinkles

President George Bush will hand over the US presidency to President-elect Barack Obama and heads back to Texas on Tuesday as a private citizen.

Survey: 11% of Americans say Bush will be remembered as outstanding or above average

In a Pew survey conducted early December, only 11 percent of Americans say that Bush was either an outstanding or above average president, worse than the three previous presidents who had more than 35 per cent in their favour.

McCain Goes Beyond Simple Thanks During His Graceful Tribute To Obama's Win

The proverbial fat lady has belted out her tune of glory and Barack Obama is now President Elect of the United States. In Senator John McCain's concession speech, words of warmth, well wishes and a call of unity for the new leader were morsels of grace.

Obama Wins

America made history as it elected Barack Obama as its next President. The results underscored the country’s mood as the Obama scored a landslide victory that changed the electoral map solidly blue in states that had been decidedly red in elections past

Path to the White House: The events that made the Obama candidacy possible

As Election Day approaches, the nation appears on the brink of possibly electing its first Black President. The events that have taken place to get to this moment are worth recalling in order to gain a full appreciation of what may occur on November 4th.

Clinton: I'm Only Interested In Serving In The US Senate

In a brief interview, New York Senator and former Democratic Presidential co-frontrunner Hillary Clinton has said that she will not be running for US President again.

Tonight's Debate Could Be McCain's 'Barbecue'

In preparation of tonight’s second United States Presidential debate set in Nashville, Tennessee, the Democrats are vigorously lowering their expectations.
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