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Brazil incumbent goes on offensive in presidential debate

Rio De Janeiro - Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, now trailing top rival Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race by 10 percent, went on the offensive in a televised debate, fighting for her job.

Germany's anti-euro party makes breakthrough in state vote

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives retained their grip on power in the eastern state of Saxony Sunday but now face opposition from a fledgling anti-euro party, which won its first seats in a regional assembly.

Germany's anti-euro party makes breakthrough in state vote

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives retained their grip on power in the eastern state of Saxony on Sunday but now face opposition from a fledgling anti-euro party, which won its first seats in a regional assembly.

Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.

Support for Scottish independence growing, poll shows

Glasgow - Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll published Friday showed, amid attempts by British Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.

Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote

Rio De Janeiro - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva has shaken up Brazil's presidential election since her sudden entry into the race, surging to a surprise lead in opinion polls and impressing in her first debate.

Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.

Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva as presidential candidate Wednesday, replacing her late running mate Eduardo Campos after his plane crash death last week.

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: poll

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's October presidential vote, a poll found Monday, a stunning political twist after Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash.

One month to Scottish independence vote, Yes camp in tough fight

Glasgow - With a month to go until Scotland votes on independence from Britain, polls suggest the plan will be defeated, leaving First Minister Alex Salmond and the Yes camp in an uphill battle to secure victory.

From PM to president: What next after Erdogan victory?

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on August 28 succeed Abdullah Gul as president of Turkey, after his first round election victory on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan prepares for strongman president role

Ankara - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday prepared for the challenge of leading Turkey into his promised "new era" as a strongman president following his election win, as his party began to set up the transfer of power.

Erdogan: Turkey's 'big master' with eye on history

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become one of the most significant but controversial leaders in the Islamic world.

Erdogan to win Turkish presidency in first round: initial results

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was set to win a crushing first round victory on Sunday in Turkey's presidential elections, initial results said.Erdogan was set to win 55.2 percent of the vote, his main rival Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu 36.

Erdogan vows 'strong new Turkey' in final election rally

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday roused tens of thousands of supporters with a call for a strong and new Turkey, as he held his final mass rally ahead of presidential polls he is widely expected to win.

Erdogan urges voters to 'explode ballot boxes' in Turkish polls

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on voters to "explode the ballot boxes" with a mass show of support for his bid to become Turkey's new president in weekend polls.

New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

Turkish rival rejects strong presidency as 'Erdogan's fantasy'

Istanbul - The main opposition candidate in Turkey's presidential election rejected plans for a strong presidency as a "fantasy" of his rival Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would not be accepted by the Turkish people.

Kurdish party seeks to broaden appeal in Turkey polls

Ankara - With a youthful and dynamic candidate, Turkey's main Kurdish political force is seeking to broaden its appeal in presidential polls where the votes of the Kurdish minority are set to play a crucial role.

Turkey PM Erdogan under fire over 'ugly to be called Armenian' jibe

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday faced accusations of racism days before he stands in presidential elections after saying in a television interview that it was ugly to be called an Armenian.

Rock-star charisma, 'new Turkey' promise burnish Erdogan appeal

Istanbul - A tiny speck on a distant stage but magnified many times larger than life on multiple big screens, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shouts one of his favourite slogans: "Durmak yok!" ("There is no stopping!")"Durmak yooooook!

Turkey detains 33 police in new wave of wire-tapping arrests

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a new wave of arrests just days ahead of presidential elections.

Erdogan seeking place in history alongside Ataturk

Ankara - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to secure a place alongside Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the pantheon of great and transformative Turkish leaders, but critics accuse him of undermining the legacy of the founder of the modern republic.

Turkey's Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Istanbul - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey's largest city one week ahead of presidential elections.

Turkey's Erdogan mocks rival for 'not knowing national anthem'

Ankara - A bitter row erupted Friday between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in the presidential election after the premier accused his opponent of not recognising the Turkish national anthem.

S. Korea ruling party boosts majority with key poll wins

Seoul - South Korea's ruling party celebrated Thursday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its parliamentary majority despite lingering public anger over the handling of April's Sewol ferry disaster.

Erdogan to be 'active' Turkish president: Deputy PM

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be an "active" head of state if he wins presidential elections in August and will play a particularly strong role in foreign policy, one of his government's most senior ministers said.

Bulgaria PM resigns ahead of snap polls to end crisis

Sofia - Bulgaria's Socialists-backed Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski handed in the resignation of his cabinet Wednesday ahead of snap elections that will seek to end months of political turmoil in the European Union's poorest country.

Juncker to helm EU Commission after winning MEPs' support

Strasbourg - Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker won the backing of European lawmakers on Tuesday to head the EU's powerful executive for the next five years, despite a British-led campaign to block his appointment.

Church of England approves women bishops

York - The Church of England on Monday voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of divisive wrangling over the role of women.
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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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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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.
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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.
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