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Slovenian 'Instagram president' heads for re-election

Ljubljana - Slovenia's internet-savvy incumbent head of state Borut Pahor is expected to win the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, possibly even negating the need for a run-off next month.

Czech Republic to hold presidential vote in January

Prague - The Czech Republic will go to the polls in January in only the second presidential election in the country's modern history decided by popular vote, the Senate speaker said Wednesday.

'I'm ok' says Nigeria president after 3-month absence

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in London for treatment of an undisclosed illness for more than three months, has assured a government delegation that he is doing fine.

Maduro's son joins disputed Venezuela assembly

Caracas - The 27-year-old son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was confirmed on Tuesday as one of the 545 members of a new, all-powerful assembly whose creation has sparked protests and international condemnation.

India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system

New Delhi - India elected a new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system Thursday, only the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the marginalised group.

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

New Delhi - Indian lawmakers voted Monday for a new president certain to come from the bottom of the Hindu caste system, in an election seen as strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's grip on power.

Slovak foreign minister elected UN General Assembly president

New York - The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday picked Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak to be its next president.

Albanian MPs elect new president

Tirana - Albania's parliament on Friday elected speaker Ilir Meta as the Balkan country's new president, a largely ceremonial post for which he was supported by the governing Socialist party.

No evidence Czech leader's computer hacked with child porn: police

Prague - Czech police said Monday they had found no evidence that hackers had infected the computer of the Czech president with child pornography, a claim made as he prepares to run for re-election.

U.S. Secret Service laptop 'stolen'

New York City - A U.S. Secret Service laptop, containing the Trump Tower floor plans together with other sensitive material, has been taken from an agent's vehicle in New York.

'Ghosts' drive Brazil's president from residence: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday.

Germany elects 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new head of state, vowing to stand up to simplistic populist rhetoric.

Germany elects 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new head of state, vowing to stand up to simplistic populist rhetoric.

Germany elects 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new head of state, vowing to stand up to simplistic populist rhetoric.

Germany to elect 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as new president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to be elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state.

Germany to elect 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as new president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to be elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state.

Germany to elect 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as new president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to be elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state.

New Austrian president issues warning on populism

Vienna - Austria's new president, who beat an anti-immigration candidate in a polarising and nail-biting election last year, issued a rallying call Thursday for the EU and a warning against populism as he was sworn in.

The most common word written to President Obama revealed

Washington - Thousands of people write (or email) the U.S. president each day, making serious points, requests for information or bizarre statements. An analysis of the correspondence has revealed the most commonly used word.

Rumen Radev, Bulgaria's new Russophile president

Sofia - Rumen Radev, Bulgaria's surprise new Russophile president-elect, is a former flying ace with no political background who critics say could try to steer the EU's poorest country back into Moscow's orbit.

Merkel's bloc expected to decide Monday whom to back for president

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are set to decide Monday whether to back centre-left Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to become Germany's next president or propose a rival candidate, a party source said.

Merkel's coalition at odds over next presidential candidate

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners appeared more divided than ever Sunday in their search for a joint candidate to be Germany's next president, highlighting the tensions between the parties ahead of next year's general election.

S. Korean presidential aides raided in scandal probe

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Saturday raided the homes and offices of senior advisers to President Park Geun-Hye, as she struggled with a corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving a close family friend.

Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

Washington - President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace, while former president Bill Clinton called him "a genius with a big heart.

Shimon Peres: Israeli hawk turned Nobel peace laureate

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, was an Israeli elder statesman, Nobel laureate and two-time prime minister who spearheaded peace efforts with the Palestinians after breaking with his hawkish past.

Estonian presidential vote delayed again, until October

Tallinn - Estonia's electoral college failed on Saturday to choose a successor to two-term liberal President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, returning the vote to the stalemated parliament where it flopped in August and could fail again.

Kyrgyz president taken ill with heart trouble

Bichkek - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was forced to abort a trip to the UN General Assembly after being taken ill with heart problems, his office said Monday.

Michel Temer sworn in as Brazil's new president

Bras - Brazil's Michel Temer was sworn in as the country's new president on Wednesday after leftist Dilma Rousseff was removed in a Senate impeachment trial.

Estonian presidential vote delayed until late September

Tallinn - Estonia's divided parliament failed on Tuesday to elect a successor to two-term liberal President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, delaying the choice until September 24.The head of state plays a largely ceremonial role in the Baltic NATO country of 1.

Estonia fails to elect president in first round

Tallinn - Estonia's parliament failed to elect a president Monday after none of the contenders for the largely ceremonial role received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes in round one of the race.
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