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Turkey arrests dozens of top police officers in new swoop

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested dozens of senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged illegal wire-tapping and forgery, the latest crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Juncker to helm EU Commission after winning MEPs' support

Strasbourg - Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker won the backing of European lawmakers on Tuesday to head the EU's powerful executive for the next five years, despite a British-led campaign to block his appointment.
In the Media by Christian Spillmann (AFP)

Church of England approves women bishops

York - The Church of England on Monday voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of divisive wrangling over the role of women.
In the Media by AFP

Political newcomer Miro Cerar wins Slovenia snap polls

Ljubljana - The party of Slovenian political newcomer Miro Cerar, a law professor, won snap elections Sunday with 36.9 percent of the vote, exit polls released by private POP TV showed.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan vows to rewrite constitution for 'new Turkey'

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he planned to rewrite the Turkish constitution if elected president, as he outlined his vision for a booming and powerful "new Turkey" in the next decade.
In the Media by Stuart Williams , Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Turkey passes bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Ankara - Turkish lawmakers Thursday adopted a bill to revive peace talks with Kurdish rebels, in a move the government hopes will rally Kurdish votes to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to win presidential elections next month.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Gloomy Slovenians pin little hope on snap election

Murska Sobota - Jolanka Horvat has watched her home region of Pomurje, in Slovenia's northeast, slide deeper into poverty and joblessness over the past few years.
In the Media by Bojan Kavcic (AFP)

Turkey candidate launches 'unity' campaign against Erdogan

Istanbul - The main rival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey's presidential election launched his campaign on Thursday, positioning himself as a unifying figure against a dangerously polarising opponent.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Turkey PM vows to strengthen presidency as kicks off campaign

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan kicked off his presidential campaign on Saturday by promising to transform the role into a more powerful position if he wins the August polls.
In the Media by AFP

Canal a priority as Varela takes office in Panama

Panama City - Conservative Juan Carlos Varela took office as Panama's president Tuesday pledging to finish a troublesome canal expansion, stamp out corruption and get more people out of poverty.
In the Media by Juan José Rodríguez (AFP)

German Socialist Martin Schulz elected new EU parliament president

Strasbourg - German Social-Democrat Martin Schulz was elected on Tuesday to head the European Parliament in the first session since elections in May.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan launches Turkey presidential bid

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Tuesday his candidacy for the August presidential election which is expected to make him Turkey's longest-serving and most dominant leader since Ataturk.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan, and Stuart Williams in Istanbul (AFP)

Ihsanoglu: Devout intellectual hoping to de-throne Turkey leader

Ankara - The softly spoken, bespectacled intellectual hoping to defeat Turkey's powerful premier in the country's first direct presidential election faces a steep uphill struggle.
In the Media by Burak AKINCI (AFP)

Turkish President says will not run for second term

Istanbul - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he would not seek a second term in office, further raising the likelihood that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would run for the top job."I will not present my candidacy...
In the Media by AFP

Turkey presents bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Istanbul - A peace process aimed at ending a decades-long conflict between Turkey and Kurdish rebels was given a major boost on Thursday as the Turkish government proposed reforms to revive stalled talks.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey presents bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Istanbul - The Turkish government submitted a reform bill to parliament on Thursday to revive the stalled peace talks with Kurdish militants, in an apparent bid to seek votes from Turkey's biggest minority group in August presidential polls.
In the Media by AFP

Count under way in Libya vote clouded by deadly attacks

Tripoli - Vote counting was underway Thursday after a Libyan general election marred by the murder of a leading women's rights activist and poor turnout yet applauded by Barack Obama as a democratic milestone.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Deadly attack, low turnout mar Libya election

Tripoli - A deadly attack on troops and low turnout Wednesday marred Libya's general election on which hopes were pinned of ending three years of turmoil since dictator Moamer Kadhafi's ouster.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Deadly attack, low turnout mar Libya election

Tripoli - A deadly attack on troops and low turnout Wednesday marred Libya's general election on which hopes were pinned of ending three years of turmoil since dictator Moamer Kadhafi's ouster.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Mauritania leader set to win new term amid poll boycott

Nouakchott - Counting was underway in Mauritania's presidential election on Sunday with incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz expected to win handily after his main rivals boycotted a process they regard as a sham.
In the Media by Hademine Ould Sadi (AFP)

Despite discontent Brazil's President launches re-election bid

- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff formally launched her re-election bid, leading in opinion polls despite lingering discontent over World Cup costs.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Brazil's President Rousseff launches re-election bid

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff formally launched her re-election bid on Saturday, leading in opinion polls despite lingering discontent over World Cup costs.
In the Media by AFP

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos' victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels Monday, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos's victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos in a cliffhanger seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.The center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected Sunday, is seen as his country's best hope for a potential peace deal with Marxist rebels.With nearly all votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by AFP

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger poll seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas, election authorities said.With 99.37 percent of votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Colombia votes in cliffhanger presidential poll

Bogot - Colombians went to the polls Sunday in a cliffhanger presidential election that has become a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Israel parliament electing president to succeed Peres

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament was on Tuesday voting for the nation's 10th president, with a run-off vote pitching a rightwing hawk against a centrist candidate in the race to replace Shimon Peres.
In the Media by Hazel Ward (AFP) - 1 comment

Clinton airs insider's take on world leaders

Washington - Russia's Vladimir Putin remains "fixated" on reviving the Soviet empire, China's Hu Jintao was "aloof" and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a "bellicose peacock," Hillary Clinton dishes about key world leaders in her new book.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP)
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19  2009 national referendum.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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More than 11 000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright an...
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More than 11,000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright and Ted Traylor during the June 15 afternoon session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Orlando, Fla.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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