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Sanders ends presidential bid, setting up Biden-Trump showdown

Washington - Leftist US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to secure the Democratic nomination and challenge Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid

Washington - US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination and challenge incumbent Donald Trump in November.

From Pyongyang to Gangnam: the ex-N. Korean diplomat on the ballot in Seoul

Seoul - For decades, Thae Yong Ho served the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, rising to become Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before defecting.Now he is standing for election in South Korea's multi-party democracy.

Guinean president enacts new constitution

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.

In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

Washington - The United States on Tuesday offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaido.

In Venezuela shift, US asks Guaido to renounce power — for now

Washington - The United States on Tuesday called on Venezuela's Juan Guaido to renounce his claim to the presidency at least temporarily as it recalibrated its strategy to oust leader Nicolas Maduro.

Mali votes despite coronavirus and security fears

Bamako - Malians voted in a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday, barely a day after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of jihadists.

Aussie local election goes ahead despite virus threat

Sydney - People in the Australian state of Queensland were urged to vote in local elections on Saturday or face a fine of Aus$133 ($80), as polls went ahead despite most citizens being encouraged to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Kosovo government toppled by no-confidence vote

Pristina - Kosovo's government was toppled by a no-confidence vote Wednesday less than two months after coming to power, plunging the unstable democracy into political uncertainty as it tries to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Most Poles want presidential vote postponed: survey

Warsaw - Poland's government was under growing pressure over its decision to maintain the May presidential election despite the coronavirus pandemic, after opposition objections and a new opinion poll released Wednesday.

At least 10 dead during Guinea referendum: opposition

Conakry - At least 10 people were killed in clashes Sunday between police and protesters, opposition activists said, as Guinea held a bitterly disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by the president to stay in power.

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote

Conakry - Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.

Russian opposition leader urges constitution vote boycott

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday urged Russians to boycott a vote on constitutional changes backed by President Vladimir Putin, slamming plans to hold it during the pandemic.

Sanders to 'assess' campaign after primary drubbing by Biden

Washington - Bernie Sanders was talking to advisers on Wednesday as pressure mounted on the leftist Vermont senator to end his White House campaign following a drubbing by Joe Biden in the latest Democratic primaries.

Joe Biden wins Arizona for Democratic primary sweep

Washington - Joe Biden won the Arizona primary over Bernie Sanders, giving him a sweep of the three US states which voted on Tuesday to choose a Democratic candidate to face President Donald Trump in November, TV networks reported.

Biden woos Sanders supporters: 'I hear you'

Washington - White House hopeful Joe Biden spent the last year clashing over policy with Bernie Sanders, but on Tuesday the frontrunner openly courted his leftist rival's young voters, telling them: "I hear you.

Biden clean sweep in 3 states puts him on track for Dem nomination

Miami - Joe Biden scored decisive victories in all three major Democratic primaries Tuesday, earning him a nearly insurmountable lead over rival Bernie Sanders in their race for the party's presidential nomination.

US drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

Washington - The US Justice Department abruptly dropped its criminal case Monday against the company controlled by a confident of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections.

French vote hit by record abstentions amid virus clampdown

Paris - France's municipal elections saw record-low turnout on Sunday as coronavirus fears kept millions of voters from polling stations, prompting calls to cancel the second round of voting as authorities scramble to curtail the outbreak.

US state of Georgia delays primary election over virus fears

Washington - Georgia has become the second US state to delay its presidential primary election over fears of the novel coronavirus.

OAS pulls Guyana vote count observers over 'fairness' concerns

Georgetown - The Organization of American States says it has withdrawn its observer mission to Guyana's elections due to concerns over the "fairness and transparency" of the vote count in the South American nation.

Guinea sets March 22 for controversial constitutional referendum

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has set March 22 for the constitutional referendum on his proposed reforms that opponents worry will allow him to bypass term limits and stay in power.

ICoast PM named ruling party's presidential candidate

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's ruling party has named the prime minister as its candidate for the October presidential poll, after President Alassane Ouattara ended months of speculation and said he would not seek a controversial third term.

Sanders shrugs off primary defeats, remains in Democratic race

Burlington - Bernie Sanders on Wednesday shrugged off a string of primary defeats and pressure to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying he remains in the fight against centrist frontrunner Joe Biden.

Viral vote: health fears cast pall over French elections

Paris - Have you washed their hands? Would you kindly remove your face mask? And did you bring your own pen?In addition to deciding who to vote for, these are the questions French voters may face when they go to the polls in local elections Sunday.

Democrats look for Sanders concession after big Biden wins

Detroit - Joe Biden's trajectory to a November showdown with President Donald Trump looked unstoppable Wednesday after he scooped a series of devastating primary wins -- as the party waited anxiously to see if his rival Bernie Sanders would concede and rally beh...

Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington - Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by US President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden.

Israel readies for more tricky coalition talks

Jerusalem - Talks to form Israel's next government will ramp up again this week, but an agreement to form a coalition may require a political miracle.

Biden hopes to continue momentum in key Michigan primary

Detroit - Surging US presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Michigan voters Monday to help him bolster his lead over Bernie Sanders as the rivals made their final pitches hours before the battleground state holds its Democratic primary.

Improving 'brutal' Paris: key issue in French capital's vote

Paris - Despite its famed culture, food and romance, Paris can be rough going for residents contending with daily traffic congestion, smog, petty crime, sky-high rents and even rats.
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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.
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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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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