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Greenland's ruling social democrats claim narrow victory in election

Copenhagen - Greenland's ruling social democrats have won elections in the vast self-ruled Danish territory, results showed Wednesday, but will have to hold negotiations to form a coalition.The Siumut party claimed a narrow victory with 27.

In Lebanon vote, candidates shell out for coverage

Beirut - Six thousand dollars can buy a minute of air time, but a talk show episode can cost $240,000. In Lebanon, media outlets are charging parliamentary candidates exorbitant prices for coverage.

Lula says party free to find new candidate for Brazil vote

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Lula, who is imprisoned for corruption, on Tuesday gave his Workers' Party (PT) the green light to find a new candidate for the October presidential election in which he remains the frontrunner.

In Iraq, ex-sports stars seek to shake up politics

Baghdad - In the sweltering heat of Mexico '86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq's football team in its sole World Cup Finals.

Independence dilemma for Greenland voters

Copenhagen - Greenland's tiny electorate went to the polls Tuesday with independence the key issue for the vast self-ruled Danish territory now threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

Senate panel narrowly recommends Pompeo as US diplomatic chief

Washington - US President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, narrowly won approval from a Senate panel Monday, paving the way for the CIA director to become America's top diplomat.

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

Kabul - Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100.

Mexico candidates pile on leftist front-runner in debate

Mexico - Mexico's presidential candidates sparred feistily on the crime and corruption racking the country in their first debate Sunday, but achieved near-unanimity on one issue: attacking the leftist front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

Kabul - Grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the city that killed at least 57 people including children and wounded more than 100.

Paraguay's Abdo Benitez: son of dictator's aide

Asunci - Mario Abdo Benitez's family may have been linked with Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner, but it didn't harm his campaign, as the 46-year-old on Sunday became the country's newly-elected president.

Black ex-high court justice touted as Brazil's savior

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians are desperate for a fresh face in the presidency after years of crisis. And in Joaquim Barbosa, a black former Supreme Court justice who started as a janitor, they may have just found him.

German Social Democrats elect first female leader

Berlin - Germany's centre-left Social Democrats on Sunday elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party.

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Asunci - Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.

Three Shiites lead field for Iraq election

Baghdad - An incumbent prime minister, his ousted predecessor and a paramilitary chief instrumental in defeating the Islamic State group are the three favourites vying for Iraq's premiership.

Son of dictator's aide, lawyer vie for Paraguay presidency

Asunci - The US-educated son of a top aide to Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner is favorite to win Sunday's presidential election in the Latin American country.

Paraguay: wracked by trafficking, corruption

Asunci - Paraguay, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, is a small landlocked nation in Latin America where corruption and drug trafficking are rampant. Here are a few key facts about this nation of nearly seven million people.

Paraguay: key milestones

Asunci - Here is a list of key developments in the history of Paraguay, the landlocked Latin American nation which is holding a presidential election on Sunday:- From discovery to independence -In 1515, the region of Paraguay, which is populated by Guarani Indi...

Conservative tipped to win Paraguay presidential poll

Asunci - In power for almost all of the past seven decades, Paraguay's conservative Colorado party appears to be heading for a new victory in Sunday's presidential poll, with its candidate the frontrunner despite his father's ties to the dictatorship.

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Havana - Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday became the country's first leader in nearly 60 years who is not named Castro, pledging continuity for the Caribbean island during the historic transition of power.

End of era in Cuba as Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

Havana - Cuba is poised for the end of an era on Thursday as President Raul Castro steps down, formally handing power to his long-time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel -- and thereby ending his family's six-decade grip on the island.

Castro rule nears end in Cuba, Diaz-Canel poised to take over

Havana - The Castro brothers' six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end Wednesday as the island's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the presidency.

UN Security Council postpones visit to Iraq

New York - The UN Security Council has decided to postpone a planned visit to Iraq ahead of May elections at the request of the Iraqi government, diplomats said Wednesday.

Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Cuba's Castro: official

Havana - Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Cuba's President Raul Castro, officials announced Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the National Assembly.

Election fever hits Lebanon, nine years since last legislative vote

Beirut - As its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade approaches, Lebanon has been swept into campaign fever: posters on every corner, televised debates, and neighbours bickering over new electoral procedures.

From frogs' legs to European flags: things to know about Albania

Tirana - The European Commission has recommended opening EU accession talks with Albania.

Billionaire Slim jumps into Mexico election spat over airport

Mexico - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim defended one of his prized investments Monday -- a huge new airport for Mexico City -- against the leading candidate for the country's presidential election, who has threatened to cancel the project.

Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike

Yerevan - An Armenian opposition leader on Monday urged demonstrators to take to the streets again, even after he and dozens of others were hurt in protests over moves by the country's former president to maintain his grip on power.

Armenians protest ex-leader's move to stay in power

Yerevan - Several thousand protesters staged rallies on Monday in the Armenian capital against former president Serzh Sarkisian as he moves to maintain a chokehold on power as prime minister.

One killed in car bomb targeting Iraq election candidate

Baghdad - A car bomb attack targeted an election candidate in Iraq's contested Kirkuk city on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 11, a security official said.

Pro-Western Djukanovic sweeps back into power in Montenegro

Podgorica - Political heavyweight Milo Djukanovic, bidding to take Montenegro into the European Union, swept back into power in Sunday's presidential election after a two-year absence.
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