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Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: Poll

Atenas - Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.New Democracy has 25.

Kurdish leader says Turkey polls impossible amid security crisis

Istanbul - The leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party in Turkey said Wednesday it was "impossible" to hold snap polls in November because of the surge in violence between security forces and Kurdish rebels.

Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her emails?

Washington - She remains Democrats' best hope -- for now -- to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting email scandal that has dragged down her perceived trustworthiness and upended her campaign.

Turkey's new cabinet meets with first pro-Kurdish, veiled ministers

Ankara - Turkey's new caretaker government that includes the first ever representatives from a pro-Kurdish party and a veiled minister held its first meeting on Tuesday to prepare to rule until snap polls in November.

Gay marriage in focus as Faroe Islands votes

Copenhage - Faroe Islanders headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new parliament following a one-month campaign dominated by gay marriage and whether to raise taxes on fishing firms.

Turkey raids critical media group after British reporters jailed

Ankara - Turkish police on Tuesday swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges.

Erdogan's gamble may not solve Turkey poll impasse

Istanbul - Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on November 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's political career.

Thousands of Clinton emails released, scores retroactively classified

Washington - The US State Department released over 4,000 more of the emails former secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server and revealed that some 150 others have been retroactively classified.

Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17

Cairo - Egypt's much delayed legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor and cracked down on the opposition, will be contested between October and December.

Tsipras asks Greeks for outright majority in September vote

Atenas - Greece's ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Sunday for voters in upcoming snap elections to give his radical left Syriza party a "strong mandate" to lead the crisis-hit nation.

Christie suggests FedEx-like tracking of immigrants

Washington - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Sunday defended his controversial proposal to keep tabs on immigrants electronically the way FedEx tracks packages.

Taking on immigrants in U.S. could be time-bomb for Trump

Washington - Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race.

Burkina bars ex-leader's party candidate from presidential vote

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's Constitutional Council provisionally cleared 16 candidates for presidential elections in October, but declared the nominee of ousted president Blaise Compaore's party ineligible.

Turkey PM forms election government including pro-Kurdish party

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time pro-Kurdish MPs. "Our president...

Graft probe taints Catalan separatists ahead of election

Centro - An anti-corruption operation targeted Catalonia's ruling CDC party on Friday, tainting a separatist coalition that wants the wealthy region to secede from Spain if it wins a regional election next month.

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Atenas - Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing the leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.

Turkey PM to form cabinet ahead of November polls

Ankara - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will on Friday submit for presidential approval a list detailing the provisional cabinet which will run Turkey until new elections in November.

Poll shows Tsipras in lead as Greece gears up for vote

Atenas - Greece geared up for its fifth election in six years with an opinion poll Friday showing leftist leader Alexis Tsipras ahead despite a wave of defections from his Syriza party over the terms of the country's massive new bailout"Today the great electora...

Catalonia prepares for key vote on its future in Spain

Barcelona - Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists want to use as a plebiscite on secession from Spain.

Greece's top judge takes over as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

Atenas - Greece's top judge on Thursday became the country's first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years.

Trash talk trumps civility on 2016 campaign trail

Washington - Five months before early primary voting, America's presidential race has devolved into mudslinging, with Republican Donald Trump leading the charge to the bottom by lambasting his many rivals, some of whom are taking the bait and responding in kind.

Greece's Tsipras rules out forming national unity govt

Atenas - Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday ruled out forming a national unity government should he fail to win a outright majority in snap elections triggered after he resigned last week.

Erdogan urges Turkey to choose 'stability' in November polls

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged Turkey to vote for "stability" in November 1 polls, as three pro-Kurdish MPs were invited into a caretaker government in an unprecedented move.

Mega-donors extend 'shelf life' of struggling 2016 hopefuls

Washington - Chris Christie and Rick Perry may have stalled in the US presidential race but they could struggle on to the first primary votes, thanks to the mega-donors keeping their campaigns afloat.

Trump boots renowned Spanish-language anchor from news conference

Washington - Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump booted a journalist from a leading Spanish-language channel out of a news conference, telling him to "go back to Univision.

Turkey to hold snap elections on November 1

Ankara - Turkey is to hold snap elections on November 1 after coalition talks failed, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasking Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Tuesday with forming an interim caretaker cabinet.

Singapore to hold snap election on September 11

Singapore - Singapore will hold a snap general election on September 11, officials said Tuesday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a new mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living.

Turkey's Erdogan calls snap polls

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called snap elections in an unprecedented move to break weeks of political stalemate after June's inconclusive legislative polls.

Trump sees Clinton, Biden as 'pretty equal' 2016 challengers

Washington - Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make equally formidable opponents in the race for the White House, Donald Trump said Sunday as he and other Republican candidates aimed their darts at the Democratic frontrunner.

Turkey opposition accuses Erdogan of 'civilian coup' over poll

Istanbul - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Sunday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of seeking to stage a "civilian coup" over plans for snap elections after coalition talks failed.
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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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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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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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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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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.
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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