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Media curbs in DR Congo raise fears ahead of presidential vote

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is clamping down on online media in a declared campaign against fake news, hate speech and cyber-crime, a move that has stoked alarm as crucial elections loom.

Death by leaks: Russian hacking helped sink Clinton 2016 campaign

Washington - In September 2015 an FBI cybersecurity agent called up the Democratic National Committee, just gearing up for the coming presidential election, to report that Russia-linked hackers had penetrated their network.

Mexico's president-elect unveils legislative agenda

Mexico - Fresh off his landslide election win, Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador unveiled his legislative agenda Wednesday, including an unusual plan for mid-term referendums to remove the president from office.

Peace, love and no bodyguards for Mexico president-elect

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect is vowing radical change. And nowhere has it been more visible than in his jaw-dropping decision to forgo bodyguards, and let fans mob him -- leaving security experts aghast.

Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes 'Obama effect' in historic poll

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

Mexico president-elect says will invite Trump to inauguration

Mexico - Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he will invite US President Donald Trump to his inauguration on December 1, the leftist leader's latest olive branch after two years of deeply strained ties.

Rift opens in Nigeria's ruling party as elections loom

Abuja - Lawmakers in Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have formed a breakaway group in what is expected to be a prelude to defections as elections approach next year.

Zimbabwe minister sees election boost to 'collapsed' economy

Rusape - Zimbabwe's finance minister says historic elections this month will bolster efforts to revive an economy that he admits "collapsed" due to Robert Mugabe's land reforms.

NAFTA talks on track: Mexico's future finance minister

Mexico - The renegotiation of the NAFTA trade agreement is still on track and could "accelerate" after the US mid-term elections in November, Mexico's next finance minister, Carlos Urzua, said Wednesday.

Erdogan confirmed winner of Turkey presidential poll: election body

Ankara - Turkey's election body on Wednesday confirmed the outright victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in last month's presidential polls, saying he won almost 52.3 percent of the vote according to final results.

Zimbabwe army vows neutrality in election

Harare - Zimbabwe's military vowed on Wednesday to stay neutral in upcoming elections, dismissing suggestions it would deploy service personnel to influence national polls scheduled for July 30.

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Mexico - Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost no time Tuesday in preparing the transition to "profound change" in the country, promising to invite Pope Francis in an effort to restore peace and announcing a meeting with US Secretary of State...

Mexican peso, stocks fall as leftist wins presidency

Mexico - The Mexican peso and stock market both fell Monday after the country elected the anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its next president.

Mexico's 'AMLO' offers migration cuts in Trump call

Mexico - Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he had spoken with President Donald Trump on the phone and offered to reduce US-bound migration in exchange for American assistance.

Violence, crime, Trump: the new Mexican president's inbox

Mexico - Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won a resounding victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday -- but he won't have much time to celebrate.

Trump congratulates new leftist Mexico leader

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory in Mexico's presidential vote, saying he looks "very much forward to working" with the anti-establishment leftist.

Sheinbaum, first woman elected Mexico City mayor

Mexico - Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish scientist, environmentalist and left-wing politician, became the first woman ever to be elected Mexico City mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls.

First woman elected Mexico City mayor: exit polls

Mexico - Mexico City has elected a woman mayor for the first time in history, local politician and scientist Claudia Sheinbaum, according to exit polls.Sheinbaum, 56, won the election to lead North America's largest city with between 47.5 and 55.

Mexico's Meade: talented technocrat in ruling party's shadow

Mexico - Jose Antonio Meade might be remembered as the best president Mexico never had.

Lopez Obrador: Mexico's next president is 'stubborn' leftist

Mexico - "Stubborn" is among the many insults that have been hurled at Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the veteran leftist who swept to victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday.He considers it a compliment.

Mexico's Anaya: 'boy wonder' seeking biggest job yet

Mexico - With his slender build and boyish looks, Ricardo Anaya can seem a bit like a teenager who somehow wound up running for president of Mexico.But the 39-year-old's rapid political rise was anything but an accident.

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

Kirkuk - A suicide bombing Sunday targeting a warehouse in Kirkuk where ballot boxes from Iraq's May elections were stored wounded 19 people, days before a vote recount, a security source said.

Leftist 'AMLO' sweeps to Mexican presidency

Mexico - Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters' anger over endemic corruption and brutal violence.

Ballots and bullets: Mexico's bloody election campaign

Mexico - It is one of the lasting images of Mexico's election campaign: as a Congressional candidate poses for a selfie with a supporter, a man in a baseball cap calmly approaches and shoots him in the back of the head.

As Mexico goes to the polls, indigenous enclaves go their own way

Cher - As Mexicans prepare to cast their ballots Sunday, the people of Nahuatzen, an indigenous village tucked into the country's western mountains, are busy blocking the street with bonfires to keep out electoral authorities.

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

Antananarivo - Madagascar will hold a presidential election on November 7, the prime minister said Friday, after street protests and a political crisis that forced the appointment of a caretaker government.

Lopez Obrador: 'stubborn' leftist vowing to change Mexico

Mexico - "Stubborn" is among the many insults that have been hurled at Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the veteran leftist who is the heavy favorite to win Mexico's presidential election Sunday.He considers it a compliment.

Mexico's Anaya: 'boy wonder' seeking biggest job yet

Mexico - With his slender build and boyish looks, Ricardo Anaya can seem a bit like a teenager who somehow wound up running for president of Mexico.But the 39-year-old's rapid political rise was anything but an accident.

Mexico's Meade: talented technocrat in ruling party's shadow

Mexico - Jose Antonio Meade might be remembered as the best president Mexico never had.

Mexico at a glance

Mexico - Mexico, which elects a new president on Sunday, is Latin America's second biggest economy and wracked by a bloody drug war and tensions with Washington since Donald Trump came to power.
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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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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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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19  2009 national referendum.
Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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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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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.