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DR Congo set for historic political transition

Apo - Felix Tshisekedi is to be sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country's first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections.

Escort who claimed Trump secrets 'committed no crimes': lawyer

Moscow - The lawyer of a Belarussian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign on Wednesday insisted on her innocence after she was released from custody for allegedly coercing women into prostitution.

Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

Moscow - A Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said.

Tymoshenko: Ukrainian politics' longtime leading lady

Kiev - Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian prime minister who on Tuesday announced she would run for president, came to international prominence during the Orange Revolution popular protests of 2004.

Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency

Kiev - Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Tuesday officially launched her bid for the presidency, with polls showing her as the frontrunner for the post.

Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency

Kiev - Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Tuesday officially launched her bid for the country's presidency, with polls showing her as the frontrunner.

President's inauguration in DR Congo may be postponed: party source

Apo - The swearing-in of the newly-elected president of DR Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed by two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition said Monday.

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

Cotabato - A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated Monday with a vote on giving the nation's Muslim minority greater control over the region.

Israel's Netanyahu blasts media, political foes over legal woes

Apo - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday released a video accusing the media and left-wing opponents of pressuring the attorney general to indict him, ahead of April polls.

Retired Algerian general becomes first presidential candidate

Alger - A retired Algerian general on Saturday became the first candidate to announce a run for president in April elections, as ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika's intentions remain unknown.

Regional powers back Tshisekedi as DRC leader despite dispute

Apo - Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo's incoming president on Sunday, despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the African Union earlier warning of "serious doubts" over the result.

Algeria's Bouteflika: peace architect who has clung to power

Alger - Abdelaziz Bouteflika is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of its independence struggle, who has clung to power for two decades despite years of ill health.

Algeria calls April election with leader's plans unclear

Alger - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika issued a decree on Friday calling a much anticipated presidential election for April 18 but without saying whether he will seek a new term.

DR Congo slaps down AU call to suspend final vote result

Apo - DR Congo rebuked the African Union on Friday over its calls to suspend the announcement of final results from presidential elections, insisting that the Constitutional Court assessing the vote's legality was impartial.

Algeria calls April election with incumbent's plans unclear

Alger - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika issued a decree on Friday calling a much anticipated presidential election for April 18 but without saying whether he will seek a new term.

Swedish centre-left PM wins second term after months of wrangling

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few leftwing governments.

AU seeks delay in final announcement of DR Congo vote results

Addis Ababa - The African Union called Thursday for the final announcement of last month's disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be suspended due to "serious doubts".

UN urges DR Congo to respect election outcome

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday called on all players in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the outcome of landmark elections as doubt persisted over results announced by election authorities.

Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote

Dakar - Senegal's Constitutional Court on Monday authorised five candidates, including outgoing head of state Macky Sall, to contest presidential elections next month but blocked two prominent opposition figures.

German far right dallies with 'Dexit' from EU

Riesa - As the British parliament prepares for a crucial Brexit vote Tuesday, Germany's far right voted Sunday to break a national taboo by campaigning to quit the European Union if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.

Far-right AfD to campaign on German EU exit

Riesa - German far-right party AfD voted Sunday to campaign for Berlin's exit from the EU in the upcoming European Parliament elections if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.

DR Congo presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Apo - The runner-up in DR Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

DR Congo presidential runner-up appeals against result: lawyer

Apo - Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

Ruling ANC kicks off S.Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

Durban - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC's campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party's past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth.

Opposition-controlled Venezuela legislature calls for protest to oust Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled legislature is calling for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government.

Ruling ANC kickstarts S.Africa election season

Durban - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to unveil the ruling ANC party's election manifesto on Saturday in front of tens of thousands of supporters, marking the start of four months of hectic campaigning.

Argentine recession hampers Macri's re-election bid

Buenos Aires - Following a painful 2018 that left Argentina in recession and forced into unpopular austerity measures, President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle in his bid for re-election in October.

Opposition-controlled Venezuela parliament calls for protest to oust Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled parliament called Friday for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government.

Canada's top court confirms expats' voting rights

Ottawa - Canada's top court on Friday confirmed the voting rights of expatriates by ruling that a law -- already repealed last month -- wrongly denied those living abroad for five years or more a chance to cast a ballot.

Russia, China push UN to stay out of DR Congo poll dispute

New York - Russia and China led calls at the United Nations Security Council on Friday for world powers to stay out of an election dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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