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Bulgarian nationalists block Turkish border crossings

Kemal - Bulgarian nationalists blocked for several hours Friday the three main crossing points with Turkey to prevent coaches bringing in thousands of Turks with Bulgarian passports to vote in Sunday's elections, organisers said.

Bulgarian Socialists seek to end Borisov era

Sofia - Bulgaria's Socialists hope Sunday to win power and end years of dominance by karate-kicking former premier Boyko Borisov, in elections that could tilt the EU and NATO member more towards Russia.

Erdogan slams 'pressure' on Turks in Bulgaria ahead of vote

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back Thursday at what he called "pressure" on the 700,000 Turks in Bulgaria, as tensions mounted between Ankara and Sofia ahead of elections in the EU state.

Turkey calls in German envoy to protest Gulen coup comments

Ankara - The Turkish foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had called in the German envoy to protest comments by Berlin's foreign intelligence chief expressing scepticism that US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen was behind the July 15 failed coup.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Turkey scraps rallies in Germany before vote as row rages

Berlin - Turkey on Tuesday scrapped all future campaign appearances by its politicians in Germany ahead of April's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, amid a heated diplomatic row.

Erdogan says yes vote best response to 'fascist Europe'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that voting 'yes' in next month's referendum on expanding his powers was the best response to what he called a "fascist and cruel" Europe.

Bulgaria president lashes Turkey vote 'interference'

Sofia - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Friday accused neighbouring Turkey of "interference" in the country's March 26 general elections and warned his government would not accept it.

Serbia bans PM's campaign video over homophobia

Belgrade - Serbian authorities on Friday banned a video produced by the presidential campaign of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic for featuring a homophobic slur.

Wilders remains force to be reckoned with: analysts

Den Haag - Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

New York mayor avoids charges, moves toward re-election

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bolstered his bid for re-election after federal and state prosecutors decided not to charge him in corruption investigations.

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

Den Haag - The long and complex process of forming a new coalition government started Thursday after Dutch general elections in which Liberal party Prime Minister Mark Rutte beat his main rival, far-right MP Geert Wilders.

Nationalism still in vogue in Europe, despite Dutch setback

Paris - European leaders heaved a sigh of relief after Dutch voters backed pro-EU liberals over the far-right. but analysts warned that populism on the continent had yet to peak.

European relief as Dutch snub 'siren song' of far-right

Den Haag - European leaders heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right, with all eyes turning to polls later this year in France and Germany.

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Wilders: Dutch far-right leader falls at last hurdle (again)

Den Haag - History repeated itself again for far-right MP Geert Wilders. After riding high in the polls, in the end he failed in his dream to beat the establishment.

Rutte: Liberal Dutch premier, champion of status quo

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, set to lead The Netherlands for a third successive term, is a free-marketeer whose promise of safety and stability Wednesday once again reaped dividends for his party.

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders in key elections seen as a bellwether of populist support in Europe, partial vote counts said Thursday.

Beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Den Haag - The small lowlands country of The Netherlands holds a general election on Wednesday, the first in a series of national polls that could reshape Europe's political landscape.

Dutch vote in key test for far-right

Den Haag - Millions of Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in a key test of the "patriotic revolution" promised by far-right MP Geert Wilders, as final opinion polls showed his support deflating.

Hong Kong leadership rivals clash ahead of 'unfair' vote

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leadership candidates faced off in a live television debate Tuesday as criticism mounts over an appointment process skewed towards Beijing, bypassing the vast majority of voters.

Dutch support for far-right slips on election eve

Den Haag - Dutch politicians traded barbs late Tuesday in a televised debate just hours before keenly-watched elections, as final opinion polls hinted support for far-right leader Geert Wilders was slipping.

New Dutch party seeks to root out racism

Den Haag - The Dutch have long had a reputation for being tolerant, open and laid-back. But the leader of the country's newest political party Sylvana Simons believes if you scratch the surface, you'll expose deep-seated racism.

Dutch leaders clash in tense elections debate

Rotterdam - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte clashed with his main rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Monday, as they laid out starkly opposing visions of their country's future in an election campaign now consumed by a diplomatic row with Turkey.

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez won his party's primary on Sunday, raising his hopes of winning re-election in November 26 polls despite a constitutional one-term limit.

Countdown to Dutch elections overshadowed by diplomatic row

Den Haag - Three days before key Dutch elections campaigning was reaching fever pitch Sunday with the far-right poised to make huge gains, and the poll overshadowed by a bitter diplomatic row with Turkey.
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