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Typhoon leaves five dead after lashing Japan on election day

Toukyo - A powerful typhoon left five dead, one missing and scores injured in Japan Monday, moving northward off the Pacific coast after millions struggled to the polls for a national election.

Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea's nuclear threat with "strong, resolute diplomacy", as he "humbly" accepted his landslide victory in a snap election.

Boost for Macri in mid-term Argentina vote: exit polls

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri was set to make significant gains in mid-term elections Sunday, according to exit polls, giving his center-right coalition a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms.

President to tap 'Czech Trump' for PM after vote win

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman said Sunday he would ask billionaire Andrej Babis to form the next government, a day after his populist ANO movement cruised to victory in the general election.

Abe: Nationalist blueblood at home, shrewd diplomat abroad

Toukyo - Shinzo Abe, on course to become Japan's longest-serving leader after Sunday's election win, is seen as a pragmatic and canny diplomat who has cozied up to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin while pushing a nationalist agenda at home.

Abe cruises to 'super-majority' win in Japan vote

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to "deal firmly" with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign.

Abe eyes big win as Japan votes under N. Korea threats

Toukyo - Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions Sunday for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea.

Populist billionaire Andrej Babis wins Czech vote

Prague - He may be facing charges over alleged EU subsidy fraud, but billionaire businessman Andrej Babis has won the support of voters in the Czech general election by pushing his trademark anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.

Learning to fly: ex-flight attendant aims high in Japan vote

Koshigaya - An elderly woman hunched over a cane stares intently as Japanese political hopeful Asami Miwa greets locals in the rural voting district the former flight attendant is contesting in Sunday's election.

High fives, low bows: electioneering, Japan style

Toukyo - From campaign mini-vans staffed by "warbler birds" to "gutter lid" politics, a Japanese election has many quirks.

'Czech Trump' clinches election victory, eurosceptics boosted

Prague - With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the "Czech Trump", clinched victory in the Czech Republic's election on Saturday, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group backed by France...

Japan's Abe in box seat as campaigning wraps up

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday vowed to step up pressure on North Korea to protect the Japanese people as he wrapped up an election campaign dominated by threats from Pyongyang.

Macri set to consolidate power in Argentina vote

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's minority government faces a mid-term electoral test Sunday that is likely to confirm the political comeback of ex-president Cristina Kirchner, who is set to win a Senate seat.

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 Trump' poised for win as bitter voters go to polls

Prague - Upset with traditional parties and orders from Brussels, Czech voters were set to hand victory to a billionaire populist dubbed the "Czech Trump" and boost anti-EU parties in a crucial two-day election that kicked off Friday.

Obama slams 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Richmond - Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office.

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

Toukyo - A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy.

'Czech Trump' poised to win vote that risks chaos

Prague - A billionaire populist dubbed the "Czech Trump" looked poised to win the country's two-day general election which starts Friday, as polls suggest anti-EU parties could make gains that analysts warn could plunge the country into chaos.

Four leaders likely to make a splash in Czech vote

Prague - A populist billionaire who is tipped to win, his Social Democrat rival and two leaders of anti-system parties will be in the spotlight this weekend as the Czech Republic's general election gets underway.

New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

Wellington - New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern promised "a government of change" as she met with leaders of her centre-left Labour Party Friday to prepare to take power after a stunning election win.

Russia waging 'warfare' by interfering in elections: Haley

New York - Russia is using election interference as a "weapon of choice" to undermine democracy worldwide and must be held accountable for this "warfare," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday.

Five things to know about Kremlin candidate Ksenia Sobchak

Moscow - Ksenia Sobchak, who has surprised Russia by declaring herself a candidate in next year's presidential election, has repeatedly reinvented herself, from privileged party girl to reality TV show host before diving into politics and independent journalism...

Labour newcomer Ardern to become New Zealand PM

Wellington - New Zealand's centre-left opposition leader Jacinda Ardern was poised to become prime minister Thursday in a stunning rise to power, after maverick populist Winston Peters backed the charismatic 37-year-old to form a government.

Labour newcomer Ardern set to become New Zealand PM

Wellington - New Zealand's centre-left opposition leader Jacinda Ardern was poised to become prime minister Thursday in a stunning rise to power, after maverick populist Winston Peters backed the charismatic 37-year-old to form a government.

Andrej Babis: Indicted billionaire tipped to win Czech vote

Prague - He may be facing charges over alleged EU subsidy fraud, but billionaire businessman Andrej Babis still appears poised to win this weekend's Czech general election pushing his trademark anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.

Abe eyes big win in snap Japan vote

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to secure a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-biggest economy Sunday, as he seeks a mandate for his nationalist agenda and hardline stance on North Korea.

Fresh elections could ease Catalan crisis: govt source

Madrid - Spain will not carry out its threat to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's separatist leader agrees to call fresh elections, a government source said Wednesday.

Venezuela opposition governors refuse to be sworn in

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said its newly-elected governors would refuse to participate Wednesday in a swearing in ceremony before the pro-government Constituent Assembly, which it does not recognize.

'Czech Trump' fans eurosceptism two days before vote

Prague - A billionaire populist known as the "Czech Trump" wooed eurosceptic voters on Wednesday with promises of a "fair" deal from Europe if he wins this week's general election as expected.

Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll

Nairobi - Kenya's polls chief cast doubt Wednesday on his organisation's ability to hold a credible vote next week, as opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed to disrupt the election with mass protests.
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