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Ireland awaits count in historic gay marriage vote

Dublin - Ireland waited Saturday to learn the outcome of a historic referendum on same-sex marriage, with crowds of anxiously optimistic "Yes" supporters expected at Dublin Castle to hear the result.

Polish presidential run-off a razor-edge race

Varsovia - Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

In Wilde's shadow, shyness and pride in Irish gay marriage vote

Dublin - While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" badges Friday, many "No" voters were keeping it to themselves.

Clinton emails on Benghazi attack released to public

Washington - Hundreds of emails by former top US diplomat Hillary Clinton were released by the State Department Friday, seeking to quell a lingering political row about a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya.

Spain's 'Indignados' have ruling party on ropes in vote

Madrid - The Spanish "Indignado" protesters who inspired the worldwide Occupy movement are out to conquer city halls and regional governments across Spain in elections on Sunday.

Haiti confronts avalanche of presidential candidates

Port-au-prince - A three-year political crisis that delayed local and parliamentary elections has done nothing to dampen Haiti's enthusiasm for democracy, judging by the avalanche of hopefuls now running for president.

Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage

Dublin - Ireland took to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Conservative to win Polish presidential run-off: Poll

Varsovia - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda appeared poised to win Poland's Sunday presidential run-off against incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to a survey released Thursday.

Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears: Report

Washington - Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a US daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements.

Turkish paper fined, model on trial for 'Erdogan insults'

Ankara - A Turkish court fined a leading newspaper Thursday for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while a top model went on trial on similar charges, as controversy grows over eroding freedoms ahead of June elections.

Turkey opposition vows to build new 'mega-city' in Anatolia

Istanbul - Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new mega-city in the centre of the country, in a bid to outflank the ambitious infrastructure projects of the ruling party ahead of elections.

Sun, sea, corruption: Valencia, hub of Spain voter rage

Valencia - With huge public works projects blighted by cost overruns and corruption scandals, the beachside Valencia region embodies Spain's ills -- and voters' hunger for change in looming elections.

Top Turkish advisor has 'two guns, 100s of bullets' to defend Erdogan

Ankara - A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would personally defend the head of state with his own weapons and ammunition, as political tensions intensify ahead of June 7 elections.

Polish presidential rivals campaign with daggers drawn

Varsovia - The knives are out in Poland's presidential campaign as incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski risks losing the May 24 run-off to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda, possibly setting the tone for this autumn's parliamentary election.

Andrzej Duda: Heir apparent to Poland's Kaczynski twins

Varsovia - Andrzej Duda, the 43-year-old conservative lawyer who pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot, has strong ties to the powerful Kaczynski twins.

Turkey's Kurdish party rocked by twin attacks

Ankara - Twin bomb attacks on Monday hit the regional headquarters of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party in two cities, injuring more than half a dozen people and escalating tensions ahead of June 7 legislative elections.

Turkey PM seeks to rouse voters in giant Istanbul rally

Istanbul - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hosted the biggest rally yet of Turkey's legislative election campaign, as the ruling party battles three weeks ahead of the polls to maintain its total dominance of politics.

Taiwan ruling party left without a 2016 presidential candidate

Taipei - Taiwan's embattled ruling party was struggling to find a high-profile presidential candidate for key 2016 elections after its chief vowed Saturday to stand by his pledge not to run.

Opposition wins Guyana vote: Preliminary results

Georgetown - An upstart opposition alliance has won Guyana's general elections, ousting leftist President Donald Ramotar's party from power after 23 years, according to preliminary results released Thursday.

Qataris elect two women for first time

Doha - Qataris have for the first time voted two women in to the Gulf emirate's only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council, officials announced on Thursday.

Haiti first lady barred from running for Senate

Port-au-prince - Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly can't run for the Senate due to questions over her nationality, authorities said Wednesday.New York-born Martelly had provided election authorities with documents showing she had renounced her American citizenship.

Soldiers patrol Guyana as presidential election votes roll in

Georgetown - Guyana deployed soldiers late Monday as reports of intimidation capped a day of otherwise peaceful elections in the small South American country that pitted President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance.

Komorowski's presidential setback spells trouble for Polish govt

Varsovia - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's shock setback in the first round of the presidential election spells serious trouble for the governing liberals just months ahead of the parliamentary polls.

Cameron unveils new cabinet after election victory

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled his new cabinet on Monday after an unexpected election victory that gave his Conservative party an outright majority in parliament for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Mayor Boris Johnson denied seat in UK's new cabinet

London - Mayor of London Boris Johnson, newly elected to parliament with ambitions to one day lead Britain, was on Monday appointed to a senior political role but not to a seat in Prime Minister David Cameron's new cabinet.

Race and corruption in focus as Guyana votes

Georgetown - Guyana voted Monday in early elections pitting embattled President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance seeking to unite voters across racial lines with its calls to end corruption.

Looming battle with EU tops new British government agenda

London - Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.

EU battle casts shadow over Cameron's election success

London - Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.

Polish president's re-election bid falters at first hurdle

Varsovia - Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland's presidential ballot on Sunday, edging ahead of incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of generous social spending.Duda scored 34.

German anti-euro party likely to enter fifth state assembly

Bremen - Germany's eurosceptic AfD party looked likely to enter its fifth state assembly after elections Sunday in the northern city-state of Bremen, a bastion of the centre-left Social Democrats.
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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
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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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.
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.
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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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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More than 11,000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright and Ted Traylor during the June 15 afternoon session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Orlando, Fla.
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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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