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Sri Lanka weighs return to murky past in presidential poll

Colombo - Sri Lanka holds presidential elections on Saturday with a possible comeback by the powerful Rajapaksa clan sparking fears of a return to murky disappearances, murders and Chinese submarines docking in Colombo.

Clashes as acting Bolivia leader aims to end power vacuum

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to return from exile in Mexico to "pacify" the country, as riot police clashed with his supporters and one w...

Bolivia's Morales says ready to return to 'pacify' country

Mexico - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales said Wednesday he was ready to return to "pacify" his country amid weeks of unrest that led to his resignation.

Sexting scandal MP quits election as wife stands against him

London - A former British government minister who resigned after sending lewd messages to two women has withdrawn from next month's election after his estranged wife was chosen to replace him.

Afghanistan's presidential poll results delayed again

Kabul - Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election have been delayed for a second time, election officials announced Wednesday, a postponement likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud allegations.

'Pad Man' faces 'Terminator' in Sri Lanka vote fight

Colombo - Sri Lanka's presidential election on Saturday is turning out to be a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed the "Terminator" by his own family.

Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies

Colombo - Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said.

From Trotsky to Morales, Mexico's asylum tradition

Mexico - From Leon Trotsky to Luis Bunuel to Salvador Allende's widow, Mexico has a long tradition of offering asylum to political exiles -- right down to newly arrived Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales.

Evo Morales's topsy turvy flight into exile

Mexico - Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.

Bolivia's election turmoil: a timeline

La Paz - Following the dramatic resignation of president Evo Morales, now in Mexico where he has been granted political asylum, here is a recap of turmoil in Bolivia, stemming from a disputed October 20 election.

Bolivia's Morales arrives in Mexico vowing, 'the struggle continues'

Mexico - Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Mexico Tuesday to take up political asylum, vowing "the struggle continues," two days after resigning amid mounting protests over his fraud-stained re-election to a fourth term.

Hit by unrest, Bolivia's capital awakens to uncertainty

La Paz - After a night of looting and arson, Bolivia's capital woke up to drizzle and fog on Monday as the country faces an uncertain future amid a power vacuum.

Trump: Bolivia leader's resignation sign to 'illegitimate regimes'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the resignation of Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales as a sign to "illegitimate" regimes and praised the role of the country's military.

A Brexit threat in Labour's heartlands?

Hartlepool - In places like eurosceptic Hartlepool in northeast England, long-held party allegiances being reshaped by Brexit could trigger a political earthquake at next month's election.

Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'

Colombo - A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse.

Abascal ascendant as Catalan crisis fuels Spain's far right

Madrid - With his rallying cry of "Spaniards first" and untempered rage against those betraying the unity of Spain, Santiago Abascal has managed to turn the Catalan crisis into political capital that has fuelled the rise of his far-right Vox.

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

La Paz - Bolivia's Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to "pacify the country" after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

In Madrid, far-right surge feared near centre for migrant youth

Madrid - "In this neighbourhood, the vote for Vox is going to be very high," says Lidia Lopez worriedly, saying the far-right had manipulated local concerns over an immigrant centre which houses unaccompanied minors.

Bolivia's Morales seeks new election but army calls on him to resign

La Paz - President Evo Morales called new elections Sunday but the commander of the armed forces asked him to resign "for the good of our Bolivia" after an OAS audit found serious irregularities in elections last month that gave the leftist leader a fourth term...

Five candidates contesting Spain's election

Madrid - From a media-savvy far-right nationalist to a ponytailed leftwing radical, the cast of candidates in Spain's general election illustrates its changing political landscape.

Spain votes as Catalonia tensions mount

Madrid - Spain voted Sunday in its fourth general election in as many years with heightened tensions over Catalonia's separatist push in the foreground, an issue that has fuelled a surge in support for upstart far-right party Vox.

Romania set to reaffirm pro-EU stance in presidential vote

Bucharest - When Romanians vote in the presidential elections starting Sunday, they are widely expected to reaffirm their pro-EU stance at a time when the European project finds itself under increasing attack from nationalistic sentiment in some of its members.

Bloomberg files papers paving way for US presidential bid

Concord - New York business tycoon Michael Bloomberg has paved the way for a shot at the US presidency, registering as a candidate in the Alabama Democratic primary race before Friday's filing deadline.

Spain PM sounds alarm over far-right at close of campaign

Madrid - Spain's political parties were on Friday wrapping up a brief but intense campaign ahead of Sunday's general election, the fourth in as many years, with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez raising the alarm over the far-right Vox.

Romania presidential hopefuls court crucial emigrant vote

Curtea De Arges - With a religious icon pinned to a wall, washing hung out to dry, and a table and two chairs standing on a terrace, Paraiesti looks like almost any other village in rural Romania -- at least at first glance.

Catalan leader denies ties to jailed radical separatists

Barcelona - The head of Catalonia's regional government on Thursday denied having links to seven separatist activists jailed in September on suspicion of belonging to a "terrorist" group that planned to occupy the Spanish region's parliament.

Morales leads outrage over humiliating attack on Bolivian mayor

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales condemned Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets.

Britain's Labour hit by internal strife at campaign start

London - A resignation and a defection are forcing Jeremy Corbyn to confront two scourges hounding his Labour Party as it tries to unseat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: anti-Semitism and Brexit.

Spain's far-right voters emerge from the fringes

Santander - Enthusiastically waving Spanish flags, supporters of the far-right Vox packed a convention centre ahead of Sunday's election in which the party looks set to make big gains, fuelled by its tough opposition to Catalan independence.

Catalan radicals to vote 'Trojan horse' MPs into Spain parliament

Girona - After numerous protests in the Catalan separatist stronghold of Girona, Carla Costa is mulling other ways of attacking Spain, including the idea of voting radical pro-independence MPs into parliament to act as a Trojan Horse.
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