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Mixed village in Cyprus buffer zone looks to offer hope

Pyla - Two village leaders, a mosque, Orthodox churches and the UN: welcome to Pyla, one of the few places on the divided island of Cyprus where Greek and Turkish Cypriots live side by side.

Election will signal direction of Cyprus division

Nicosia - How to end Cyprus' decades-long division and the reignition of a lifeless UN-backed peace process took centre stage Monday in the country's first and only live TV debate featuring the main presidential candidates.

Democrats to vote to reopen US government

Washington - US Democrats agreed Monday to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.

Polls promise tight run-off in Czech presidential vote

Prague - The Czech presidential run-off pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against pro-European academic Jiri Drahos on Friday and Saturday is shaping up to be a very tight showdown, according to the latest polls.

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Nicosia - Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN

Kinshasa - At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

Cairo - A former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff said on Saturday that he will challenge fellow military man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency in March.

Egypt's President Sisi says will stand for re-election

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March."I announce to you in the honesty and transparency which we are used to...

Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest

Paris - Greenpeace activists who hung a banner from the Eiffel Tower in protest against far-right leader Marine Le Pen should be given 500 euro fines and suspended sentences, French prosecutors said Friday.

Brazil 'ungovernable' if court blocks Lula bid: Rousseff

Bras - Former president Dilma Rousseff said Friday Brazil will be ungovernable if a court decision due next week blocks Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva from running in October polls, and upholds his corruption conviction.

Zimbabwean president wants UN to observe vote

London - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including UN officials to watch over the country's upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.

Iraq PM seeks allies online to join election list

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has launched an online appeal for allies to join his list of candidates for elections scheduled for May 12.

Guatemala sets stage for referendum over Belize border

Guatemala City - Guatemala is preparing the ground for an April referendum called to help solve a long-simmering border dispute with neighboring Belize, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Alexei Navalny: Kremlin critic leading Russian 'voter strike'

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed, attacked, banned from state television and is now barred from standing in presidential elections this year that Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win.

Barred from election, Navalny vows to fight 'emperor' Putin

Moscow - The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".

Putin seeks to be 'emperor for life': Kremlin critic Navalny to AFP

Moscow - The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".

Italy election campaign descends into race row

Rome - Italy was gripped by a racism row Tuesday as parties from across the political spectrum weighed in on calls to defend the "white race", sparking anger but also drawing support.

Iraq PM to head new coalition in May vote

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced plans Sunday to run for re-election in May at the head of a new coalition separate from key rival and Dawa party co-member Nuri al-Maliki.

Jiri Drahos, the singing scientist running for Czech president

Prague - Jiri Drahos, a Czech presidential candidate who will face-off against pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman in a run-off in 15 days, is a pro-European scientist with a life-long passion for music.

Pro-Russian Czech president to face liberal academic in run-off

Prague - Pro-Russian Czech incumbent Milos Zeman clinched pole position in round one of a weekend presidential election, paving his way to a challenging run-off against pro-European Jiri Drahos, full results showed Saturday.

Bare-breasted woman dubs Czech leader 'Putin's slut'

Prague - A bare-breasted woman ambushed pro-Russian Czech President Milos Zeman on Friday as he was about to vote in an election that could win him a second term, calling him "Putin's slut.

Czechs weigh pro-Russian incumbent against liberals for president

Prague - Pro-Russian Czech President Milos Zeman faced-off against more liberal pro-European rivals as voting got underway Friday in a two-round presidential election that saw the incumbent targeted by a bare-breasted anti-Kremlin protester.

Czechs weigh pro-Russian incumbent against liberals for president

Prague - Czechs head to the ballot box Friday and Saturday in a bellwether presidential election in the EU country pitting anti-Muslim, pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against his more liberal pro-European rivals.

Cars, castles and communism: things to know about the Czech Republic

Prague - The Czech Republic emerged from four decades behind the Iron Curtain to become a member of the European Union and one of Europe's tourist hotspots.Here are five things to know about the central European country of 10.

Pro-Russian Czech president faces liberal 'clash' in election

Prague - Czechs will vote in a divisive presidential election starting Friday, seen as a test for the country increasingly split between the anti-Muslim, pro-Russian views of incumbent Milos Zeman and more liberal currents.

Pro-Russian Czech president faces liberal 'clash' in election

Prague - Czechs will vote in a divisive presidential election starting Friday, seen as a test for the country increasingly split between the anti-Muslim, pro-Russian views of incumbent Milos Zeman and more liberal currents.

Italy's populist Five Stars has new plans for euro

Rome - Italy's Five Star Movement, which promised supporters a referendum on the euro, has had a change of heart, insisting it can win concessions from Europe to ease eurozone fiscal rules instead.

Czech president could face stiff re-election challenge: poll

Prague - Incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman could face a serious challenge from academic Jiri Drahos in a presidential run-off later this month, a poll showed Tuesday.

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Cairo - Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said Monday.A second round will be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a news conference in Cairo.

Turkish Cypriots set for coalition after PM's party wins polls

Nicosia - The party of the prime minister of northern Cyprus, a statelet recognised only by Turkey, has won parliamentary elections but will need to form a coalition after falling short of a majority, results showed Monday.
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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.
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19  2009 national referendum.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad  waiting for voters.
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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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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"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.