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Turkey parliament fails to elect speaker after two votes

Ankara - Turkish lawmakers have failed to elect a new parliamentary speaker at the first two attempts on Tuesday in a key barometer of Turkish politics after the ruling party lost its majority on June 7 elections.

Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

Bujumbura - Burundi election officials finished vote-counting on Tuesday, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.

NBC, Televisa latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments

New York - NBC and Televisa severed business ties with Donald Trump, joining a chorus of protests over the mogul turned US presidential hopeful's remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Preparations underway for Greece's pivotal bailout vote

Atenas - The ballot has been drawn up and a 'Vote No' poster designed: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government has lost no time in preparing for the country's hotly-anticipated bailout referendum.

Grenade blasts and boycott in Burundi's controversial polls

Bujumbura - Burundians voted Monday in controversial elections that were condemned internationally amid an opposition boycott and grenade attacks, with the election commission claiming an "enormous" turnout despite many stations being quiet.

Burundi defies violence and condemnation to hold elections

Bujumbura - Burundi goes to the polls on Monday with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousand to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

Bujumbura - The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

Bujumbura - The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid.

Burundi 'ready' for controversial vote despite unrest

Bujumbura - Burundi's national electoral commission dismissed weeks of violence Sunday and said all was ready a day ahead of key polls in the central African nation that the UN warns should be postponed.

Grenades, voter material torched as Burundi readies for polls

Bujumbura - Attackers in Burundi set fire to election material and hurled grenades, officials said Saturday, further escalating tension two days before key polls in the central African nation, amid UN calls for postponement.

Danish centre-right party to go it alone in minority govt

Copenhage - The leader of Denmark's centre-right Venstre party said Friday he would form a minority government with ministers drawn solely from his own camp after unsuccessful negotiations with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP).

Burundi ruling party eyes poll victory, despite protests

Bujumbura - Burundi goes to the polls Monday in local and parliamentary elections, despite international calls for a delay after weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to cling to power.

Burundi opposition and civil society boycott elections

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition parties announced plans Friday to boycott upcoming elections, saying it was not possible to hold a fair vote following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power.

State Department says 15 Clinton emails missing

Washington - The State Department acknowledged Thursday it could not find any record of part or all of 15 emails from Hillary Clinton dating from her time as secretary of state, copies of which have been given to US lawmakers.

Burundi vice president flees as crisis escalates ahead of election

Bujumbura - Burundian students sought refuge from the police at the US embassy Thursday as one of the country's vice presidents announced he had fled to Belgium, escalating a political crisis in the central African nation days before key elections.

Burundi vice president flees days ahead of election

Bujumbura - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term in office was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday after one of his top deputies fled the country and urged him to step down.

Denmark's premier-elect in 'difficult' talks with far-right

Copenhage - Denmark's Lars Lokke Rasmussen, tasked with forming the country's next coalition government, said Wednesday that talks with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) were "difficult".

Ruling left coalition wins Albanian local elections

Tirana - The ruling left-wing coalition of Prime Minister Edi Rama won local elections in Albania, according to the results announced Tuesday by the electoral commission.

Albania's left-wing ruling coalition leads local polls

Tirana - Albania's ruling left-wing coalition was leading in most areas after local elections at the weekend, the first results showed Monday, as international observers assessed the polling day "positively".

Opposition hopeful as Venezuela sets legislative vote

Caracas - Venezuela will hold legislative elections December 6, officials said Monday, setting a date after weeks of pressure from opposition groups hoping to deal President Nicolas Maduro's socialist party a crippling defeat.

Hollande already in campaign mode two years ahead of election

Paris - His ratings are still in the doldrums and the economy is still stagnant, yet French President Francois Hollande looks ever more determined to run for re-election two years from now.

Turkey's Erdogan warns of snap vote if coalition talks fail

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged the swift formation of a coalition government, warning he could call early elections should there be no agreement by mid-August.

Denmark's Rasmussen to form minority govt

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre party said Sunday he would form a minority government after a vote that brought the Danish right to power.

Denmark's Rasmussen takes power after right-wing surge

Copenhage - Danish opposition leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen's right-wing bloc emerged victorious in the country's general election but his Venstre party suffered a crushing blow, losing a quarter of its seats in parliament.

Record gains for anti-immigrant party in Danish vote

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became Denmark's second largest party in Thursday's general election and the biggest in the right-wing bloc, which ousted a centre-left government.

Danish anti-immigrant party mulls role in new government

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) on Friday weighed up whether to join Denmark's next government after posting a record election score that made it the largest member of the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM Thorning-Schmidt concedes election defeat

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt conceded defeat in Thursday's general election and resigned as Social Democratic party leader after a record score for an anti-immigration party lifted the opposition right-wing bloc to victory.

Venezuela's Maduro calls Donald Trump a 'thief'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States."I completely reject Donald Trump's statements. Rogue.

Danish far-right second largest party in general election

Copenhage - Denmark's anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became the second largest party in Thursday's general election as the centre-left government was ousted by the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM seeks second term in closely fought race

Copenhage - Danes voted Thursday in an election that was too close to call, after an intense three-week campaign focused on immigration and the economy."I'm asking people to vote for certainty and they know what they get with me.
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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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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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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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