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Estonian presidential vote delayed again, until October

Tallinn - Estonia's electoral college failed on Saturday to choose a successor to two-term liberal President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, returning the vote to the stalemated parliament where it flopped in August and could fail again.

Gabon opposition chief slams election court ruling

Libreville - Opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday lashed a decision by Gabon's top court to validate President Ali Bongo's re-election, as police and troops patrolled the deserted streets of Libreville to prevent a new flareup of violence.

The US presidential debate: What you need to know

Washington - Monday's US presidential debate, a combat of titans pitting the Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump, is sure to be a major moment in the campaign, with just six weeks left before the November 8 election.

As debaters, Trump and Clinton both have strengths and weaknesses

Washington - Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is the clear favorite as the two major-party candidates for the White House go head-to-head in their crucial first debate Monday.

Gabon's Ali Bongo: Dynastic scion in his father's shadow

Libreville - Ali Bongo, whose re-election victory was upheld by Gabon's constitutional court Saturday, has long sought to emerge from the shadow of his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country for 41 years until his death in 2009.

Africa's disputed elections

Paris - Gabon's disputed election, which culminated Saturday with the constitutional court's confirmation of President Ali Bongo's victory, is the latest in a long list of violence-tinged ballots in Africa:- Ivory Coast -After a five-month-standoff, incumbent ...

Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

Libreville - Libreville's nearly empty streets were under the watch of a heavy police and military presence on Saturday after Gabon's top court upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election in bitterly disputed polls.

Spain's Basques set to vote as memories of violence fade

Donostia-san Sebasti - Spain's Basque region goes to the polls Sunday seeking to turn the page on past violence by ETA separatists, in elections that could also have an impact on the national political deadlock.

Obama set to veto 9/11 victims' bid to sue Saudis

Washington - Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency.

Key debates in US presidential history

Washington - Monday's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is likely to be the most watched in US presidential history. But will it be as consequential, controversial or instructive as some of the debates of the last half century?

Gabon on a knife-edge as court mulls vote outcome

Libreville - The streets of Libreville were empty late Friday, with residents fearing a new bout of bloodshed as the Constitutional Court prepared to rule on who will be Gabon's next president following bitterly-fought elections.

Bulgaria's Georgieva hints at bid to become UN chief

New York - European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday gave her clearest signal yet that she is ready to enter the race to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations.

Mexican leader admits minister quit over Trump visit

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has acknowledged that his finance minister resigned this month due to the fallout from his role in organizing Donald Trump's unpopular visit to Mexico.

US celebrities diss Trump, rally voters to the polls

New York - Some of America's biggest stars -- including actors Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson -- appear in a short video, taking potshots at Donald Trump while rallying voters to the polls on election day.

Mexico leader says Trump hurting peso

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto partly blamed Donald Trump on Wednesday for the peso's fall and he admitted he may have been too quick to hold an unpopular meeting with him.

A first: Cuban communist paper runs US embassy notice

Havana - Granma, the Communist Party newspaper and a source of anti-US tirades since 1965, made history Wednesday by running a US embassy notice for American citizens living in Cuba.

After 'gluegate', Austrian election set for Dec 4

Vienna - Austria's parliament on Wednesday approved December 4 as the new date for the presidential election re-run in a scandal-ridden race that could usher in the European Union's first far-right head of state.

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

New York - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, The Washington Post reported.

New Russian parliament faces tough economic times

Moscow - A crushing victory for Russia's ruling party at parliamentary polls has been hailed as a big win for President Vladimir Putin -- but for the deputies elected it might just prove a poisoned chalice.

Gabon rivals reach tenuous deal on poll recount

Libreville - Lawyers for President Ali Bongo and opposition leader Jean Ping told AFP on Tuesday said they have agreed to a poll recount for August's contested presidential vote, though the methodology remains in dispute.

Trump slams 'Trojan horse' migrants, son sparks outrage

New York - Donald Trump's hardline stance on immigration after two bombings in the New York area again sparked debate on the White House campaign trail Tuesday, as his son sparked a firestorm by comparing Syrian refugees to lethal candies.

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Amman - Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

What the big win for Putin's party at Russia vote tells us

Moscow - The crushing victory of Russia's ruling party has been welcomed as a vote for "stability" by President Vladimir Putin, but slammed as a catastrophe by the marginalised opposition.

Eye-catching winners in Russian vote

Moscow - The Russian parliament has traditionally housed some colourful characters, from Olympic champions and opera singers to cosmonauts and suspected criminals.

Trump, Clinton show differences on national security

New York - Hillary Clinton sought to show a steady hand and Donald Trump claimed "I told you so" Monday, as a fresh spate of terror attacks prompted markedly different tacks from the dueling White House hopefuls.

Putin cheers party's crushing win in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for "stability" after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout.

Putin cheers party's crushing win in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for "stability" after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout.

Putin cheers party's crushing win in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for "stability" after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout.

Putin's party dominates in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's ruling United Russia party cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.

Putin's party dominates in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's ruling United Russia party cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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