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Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddlng with Russia

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump issued a warning on election meddling to Russia's foreign minister, who said the topic never came up.

Pompeo warns Russian FM against election interference

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of reprisals if Moscow interferes in next year's presidential election.

Top US career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

Washington - The top US career diplomat on Tuesday unambiguously rejected a theory promoted by President Donald Trump that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election.

Pompeo sees 'duty' to probe Ukraine meddling theory

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he felt duty bound to investigate whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, without saying if he believed the widely debunked conspiracy theory.

Modi's party makes surprise comeback in India's richest state

Mumbai - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made an unexpected comeback to power Saturday in wealthy Maharashtra state, home to the country's financial capital, after prolonged backroom negotiations saw presidential rule lifted after days of uncertaint...

Mozambique opposition files suit against 'massive electoral fraud'

Maputo - Mozambique's largest opposition party Renamo on Wednesday lodged court papers calling for the October 15 election results to be annulled due to "massive electoral fraud".

Mixed fate for Modi's party in India state polls as job losses bite

Mumbai - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalists won a hard-fought battle in two Indian state elections Thursday, but with reduced majorities as a grinding economic slowdown weighed on voters.

Tech firms, US officials talk election protection at Facebook

San Francisco - Facebook said technology firms and US officials met at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday to collaborate on protecting next year's presidential election from cyber threats.

Russian opposition push to stand in Moscow city vote

Moscow - Opposition candidates in Moscow on Tuesday vowed to keep protesting against the authorities' refusal to put them on the ballot for local polls in September, after meeting with the top election chief.

Malaysian MPs back lowering voting age to 18

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament Tuesday backed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, a change that would add millions of people to the electoral roll and was pushed by the country's reformist government.

Successor to longtime Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

Astana - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan's longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for "voting irregularities".

Successor to longtime Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

Astana - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was inaugurated as only the second elected president in Kazakhstan's history Wednesday, after winning polls marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for "widespread voting irregularities.

Kazakhstan elects new leader as hundreds arrested in protests

Almaty - Kazakhstan on Sunday elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with 70 percent of the vote, exit polls showed, as police arrested hundreds of opposition protesters.

Kazakhs hold first presidential vote without three-decade strongman on ballot

Almaty - Kazakhs went to the polls Sunday to elect their first new leader in 30 years following the departure of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev with his handpicked successor set for victory.

Far-right will struggle to unite despite EU gains

Apo - Despite gains in European elections, far-right nationalists and eurosceptics are disunited and will have difficulty in mounting a coherent anti-EU opposition over the next five years, analysts say.

Kazakhstan registers opposition politician to run for president

Astana - A prominent opposition politician and journalist on Monday won his bid to challenge a trusted ally of strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev in Kazakhstan's presidential polls next month.

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

New Delhi - Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.

India seizes cash, drugs and booze worth $70mn in pre-vote crackdown

New Delhi - Indian authorities have seized more than $70 million worth of cash, booze and illegal drugs under special laws designed to curb vote buying during the world's biggest election, officials said Tuesday.

Hungary PM's Fidesz party suspended from European EPP group

Apo - The Fidesz party of firebrand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was suspended from the European People's Party Wednesday, the EU's biggest and most influential political grouping, the EPP said.

Hungary's Orban faces EPP suspension after insults

Apo - The Fidesz party of firebrand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be hit with a temporary suspension from the European People's Party, EPP sources said Wednesday.

Hungary ruling party urged to forge EU far-right alliance

Budapest - A Hungarian newspaper close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party urged it Thursday to quit the European Parliament's conservative group and forge a more radical alliance instead of yielding to an ultimatum over an anti-EU poster campaign.

European EPP members push to exclude Hungary's Orban

Apo - Members of the centre-right European People's Party have officially requested the exclusion of Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party from the group, a top official said Monday.

De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote

Suisse - Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues.

Gay marriage: Europe split in two

Paris - A referendum in Romania this weekend to define marriage explicitly as between a man and woman underlines the largely East-West split in Europe over same-sex unions.

Voting and running for election in another EU state

Paris - France's ex-prime minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday became the most high profile beneficiary of European Union rules under which its citizens can vote and stand in local elections in other EU states.

Armenia reformist PM gets boost in local polls

Yerevan - Armenia's new reformist prime minister on Monday won a landslide victory in municipal elections in the capital Yerevan, seen as a vote of confidence after protests brought him to power this year.

Hackers at convention aim to make voting systems more secure

Las Vegas - At the hacking convention Def Con, a number of tests will be run to see how secure voting machines are. The exercise aims to identify potential security flaws in technology ahead of the November U.S. elections.

Slovenia anti-migrant party will try to form coalition govt

Ljubljana - The Slovenian anti-immigration party that came first in last week's election will attempt to form a coalition government, its leader said Thursday, despite falling well short of a parliamentary majority.

Slovenians still fearful despite economic growth

Komen - As Slovenia prepares to head to the polls on Sunday, the government of outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar could be forgiven for expecting a dividend for the country's strong economic recovery.

Slovenian centre-right eyes comeback at snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenia's former centre-right Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his Democratic Party (SDS) look set to emerge on top in early parliamentary elections on Sunday, as campaigning enters the home stretch.
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