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Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote

Barcelona - The Spanish government launched a fresh judicial challenge Friday against plans for a symbolic vote on independence for the Catalonia region, whose leaders promptly vowed their own legal counter-attack.

Ukraine, France, Germany urge Putin not to recognise rebel polls: Kiev

Kiev - The leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France on Friday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to not recognise leadership polls that pro-Russian separatists are planning to hold at the weekend in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West

Donetsk - Pro-Russian separatists controlling swathes of east Ukraine are set to hold leadership polls on Sunday that Moscow has backed despite condemnation from Kiev and the West.

Ponta poised to win first round of Romania vote

Bucharest - Prime Minister Victor Ponta looks set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania Sunday amid fears that, if elected, he could reverse advances in the justice system.

Tunisia secularists win landmark vote in Arab Spring birthplace

Tunis - Tunisia's secular Nidaa Tounes won landmark parliamentary elections, results showed Thursday, beating Islamists in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Morales gets absolute majority in Bolivia legislature

La Paz - In addition to his own reelection, Bolivia's President Evo Morales kept his absolute majority in congress in the October 12 general elections, authorities said Wednesday.

Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Moscow - Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine.

'Free' Tunisia polls offer Arab Spring ray of hope

Tunis - Foreign observers praised Tunisia's "free" elections ahead of the release of results Wednesday, after the Islamists conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

'Free' Tunisia polls offer Arab Spring ray of hope

Tunis - Foreign observers on Tuesday praised Tunisia's landmark "free" elections, after the Islamists conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Russia angers West by backing rebel polls as EU uphold sanctions

Moscow - Russia announced Tuesday it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, sparking an angry reaction from Washington and Kiev's newly elected pro-Western leaders.

Ukraine's pro-West parties in coalition talks

Kiev - Coalition talks intensify Tuesday between the pro-Western winners of Ukraine's parliamentary poll, while attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in the east highlight the obstacles to their promises of peace and deeper EU ties.

Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil

Bras - Having won re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must now deliver on her pledge to crack down on corruption or be dogged by the scandals that nearly derailed her campaign.

Islamist party congratulates rival for Tunisia vote win

Tunis - The leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party congratulated his secular rival Monday for "his party's win" in a general election seen as critical for democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Supporters of peace process won Ukraine elections: Moscow 

Moscow - Parties backing a peace process to end the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine won a clear victory at Sunday's parliamentary polls, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Monday.

Rousseff faces battle to govern divided Brazil

Bras - Brazil's newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff faces huge challenges to govern the sprawling South American country after winning a deeply divisive race by a narrow margin, analysts said.The leftist incumbent beat business favorite Aecio Neves 51.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff

Montevideo - Uruguay's leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou are headed into a November 30 runoff after a presidential vote failed to deliver an outright winner.

Heavy shelling erupts near rebel-held Ukraine town after poll

Donetsk - Heavy shelling erupted Monday near the separatist held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, ending a calm period during weekend parliamentary elections.

Islamist party Ennahda says Nidaa ahead in Tunisia vote

Tunis - The Islamist party Ennahda finished second behind secular rival Nidaa Tounes in Tunisia's parliamentary election, the movement which has dominated politics in the country since its 2011 revolution said Monday."We have estimates which are not yet final....

Brazil market slides after Rousseff re-elected

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian markets delivered a harsh verdict Monday after left-wing President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election, despite her pledge to unite a divided nation and reboot a stagnant economy.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will head into a November 30 runoff after Sunday's presidential vote failed to give a clear winner, exit polls showed.

Rousseff narrowly wins Brazil re-election

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians narrowly voted leftist President Dilma Rousseff back into office on Sunday after a virulent election campaign that split Latin America's biggest economy between poor north and richer south.

Ukraine picks moderates over radicals in war-time vote

Kiev - Ukraine's parliamentary election saw war-weary voters shunt aside pro-Russian and radical nationalists and pick moderates who favour a mix of market economics and eastern European conservative values.

Voting against oblivion, Brazil indigenous go to polls

- At 102 years old, retired Guarani chief Joao Vera Mirim may be voting for the last time as he casts his ballot in Brazil's presidential run-off, hoping this time will be different.

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Kiev - Pro-Western and nationalist parties swept Ukraine's parliamentary election Sunday, exit polls showed, in a boost for President Petro Poroshenko's anti-corruption reforms and his promise to make peace with pro-Russian rebels.

Fear and loathing as Ukraine's frontline city votes

Mariupol - Ukraine's parliamentary polls Sunday were meant to help bring a shattered nation together, but in the frontline city of Mariupol, interior designer Natalia is in no mood for reconciliation. "There is nobody to vote for.

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.The vote is already three years overdue.

Uruguay votes for Mujica successor

Montevideo - Uruguayans voted Sunday to elect a successor to President Jose Mujica, a folksy iconoclast whose leftist coalition is battling sharp challenges to its decade in power.

Rousseff narrow favorite as divided Brazil votes

Rio De Janeiro - After a dramatic, virulent campaign, Brazilians voted for their next president Sunday, weighing leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff's legacy of social progress against challenger Aecio Neves's promise of economic revival.

Uruguayan left seeks to extend decade-long rule

Montevideo - Ten years after surging to power for the first time, Uruguay's left is trying to hold onto it Sunday in elections to pick the successor to folksy iconoclast Jose Mujica.

Republicans poised to snatch U.S. Senate in mid-terms

Washington - Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the U.S. Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.
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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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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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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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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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