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Morales: Latin America's longest-serving leader collapses under protests

La Paz - Evo Morales was Latin America's longest-serving president until he resigned in ignominy Sunday, after weeks of opposition protests over an election ultimately said to have been riddled with irregularities.

Pedro Sanchez, stubborn survivor of Spain's political gridlock

Madrid - A former basketball player once dubbed "Mr Handsome" for his boyish good looks, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is a political survivor whose rollercoaster career has played out to the backdrop of chronic instability.

Cyclist who flipped off Trump running for local office

Sterling - A viral photo taken in the fall of 2017 shows a cyclist flipping off Donald Trump's presidential convoy. The image cost Juli Briskman, the cyclist, her job.Two years later, Briskman has jumped headfirst into politics and is running for local office.

Opposition and US voice concern over stalled Bolivia vote count

La Paz - The main opposition candidate in Bolivia's presidential election Monday blasted unexplained delays in announcing the results and accused President Evo Morales of trying to avoid a second round run-off.

Latin America's longest-serving leader Morales claims fourth term

La Paz - Evo Morales, Latin America's longest-serving president who Thursday claimed a fourth term as Bolivia's president, is the country's first indigenous head of state.

Young Tunisians, the force behind Saied's presidential victory

Tunis - Behind the landslide victory of conservative political outsider Kais Saied in a runoff presidential vote were millions of young voters, who describe him as a leader worthy of their trust as Tunisia's democracy takes root.

Canada's Trudeau called 'compulsive liar' in last election debate

Gatineau - Justin Trudeau was labelled a "compulsive liar" by his main rival during the final leaders' debate before upcoming Canadian elections, in which the prime minister was forced to defend his environmental policies.

Whistleblowers: What does US law say about them?

Washington - At least two, and possibly more, US officials with knowledge of the impeachment allegations against President Donald Trump have formally sought the protections that US law affords whistleblowers, according to their lawyers.

Greta Thunberg marches in Montreal for global climate protests

Montr - Teen activist Greta Thunberg urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other world leaders Friday to do more for the environment as she led half a million protesters in Montreal as part of a global wave of "climate strikes.

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunis - Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunis - Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunis - Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

Tunisia slashes field ahead of presidential poll

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission has rejected nearly three quarters of hopefuls for next month's presidential election, accepting just two women as candidates, it said Wednesday.

Tunisia PM Chahed announces run for president

Tunis - Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced Thursday he would stand in presidential elections next month.

Tunisian PM to stand for president: party

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will stand in the country's upcoming presidential election, his party announced Wednesday, days after the death of incumbent Beji Caid Essebsi.

Pedro Sanchez, riding Spain's rollercoaster politics

Madrid - A year after his surprise climb to the post of prime minister, Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday failed to secure the support of other parties to stay on in the role, in the latest turn in a rollercoaster political career.

Italy's Salvini battles accusations of bid for Russian funding

Rome - Matteo Salvini is fighting tooth and nail against suggestions that his far-right League party tried to get covert Russian payments during talks in Moscow last year.

Algerians brave heavy police presence to demand transition

Alger - Protesters thronged the heart of Algeria's capital on Friday despite a heavy police presence, vowing to push their demands for transition after the ouster of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Huge crowd flocks to Istanbul mayor inauguration

Istanbul - A vast crowd gathered at Istanbul's town hall on Thursday to see the inauguration of new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, whose landslide victory has boosted the opposition for the first time in years.

The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?

Washington - A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a second term in the 2020 elections.

Marine vs Marion: rivalry in French far-right dynasty returns

Paris - The rivalry between the two heirs to France's far-right Le Pen dynasty resurfaced on Friday, with Marine Le Pen dismissing her niece Marion Marechal's proposal for a new rightwing coalition.

Algerians rally for change despite dozens detained

Alger - Large crowds of Algerians on Friday took to the streets of the capital, where dozens were detained ahead of the latest protest two months after leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned.

Tunisia media magnate announces presidential bid

Tunis - The controversial founder of a major private television channel in Tunisia has said he will run for presidency of the North African nation in November polls.

Madagascar goes to polls in latest battle of bitter political feud

Antananarivo - Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.

Macron jumps into EU campaign warning of 'existential risk'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron has warned of an "existential risk" to the EU just days ahead of elections for the European Parliament, while playing down the political risks of being personally involved in the high-stakes campaign.

Bannon presence raises hackles in France ahead of Europe polls

Paris - Political tensions soared in France on Sunday a week before tightly-contested European elections, with the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron expressing unease over the presence of Donald Trump's controversial ex-strategist Steve Bannon.

Italian nationalsts rally to their 'captain' against Brussels

Milan - Thousands of Italians turned out in Milan on Saturday to support their "captain" Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader they see as taking their battle against the European Union to Brussels.

Trial looms for ex-French president Sarkozy over campaign finance

Paris - A top French court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, with a trial of the ex-head of state now appearing inevitable.

New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past

Cotonou - President Patrice Talon of Benin, a multi-millionaire businessman who dresses in sunglasses and sharp suits, presents himself as part of a new generation of modern, finance-focused and ambitious African leaders.

Top Macron candidate ran for far-right as student

Paris - A former French minister who is leading President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party in May's European polls admitted on Tuesday to a "stupid mistake" after a report that she ran as a far-right candidate in a student election.
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