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The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

The world’s oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that’s according to the country’s voters’ …


Facebook’s battle against fake news now extends to Mexico

The Mexican election reflects the constantly mutating ways social media can be weaponized against democracy – and the immensity of Facebook’s global challenge.


U.S. warns Zimbabwe over election after 2-year-old killed

The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a 2-year-old boy in Zimbabwe as a “senseless and horrific act” and warned that if the murder was politically motivated it …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia’s next president

Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former Colombian president, was poised Sunday to become the country’s next president after promising to roll back a still fragile peace …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Recall of judge in Stanford case will discourage others from being lenient, experts say

The ballot-box recall of a judge who gave a light sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case will discourage other judges from being lenient in the future, legal analysts said …


Preliminary results put right-wing party ahead in Slovenia

A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Money flows as Republicans jockey for Montana U.S. senate slot

Outside money is pouring into Montana’s U.S. Senate race even before Republicans settle on a nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who has become a leading target of the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Idaho candidates could see big pension perks if elected

Idaho’s top candidates will see big boosts to their state pension benefits if successful in their pursuit of statewide positions.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise …


Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.


International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Phil Hart, Kathy Sims lose bids to return to Idaho Legislature

Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise …


State to pay for ballot postage to boost turnout

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Tuesday that Washington state will pay for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots in this year’s primary and general elections …


Some Idaho candidates’ eligibility in doubt even as voters head to polls

Conflicting rulings from two North Idaho judges in a single day, two candidates’ names blacked out on early ballots and then reinstated, and court appeals likely — that’s how a …


Mahathir Malaysia’s leader again after ruling party booted

Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, was sworn in as prime minister on …


Balukoff vs. Jordan

With Idaho’s 2018 primary election just around the corner, Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan spoke in separate interviews with the Daily News in the past two …


Idaho election official apologizes for investigation comment

A top state election official apologized on Tuesday for wrongly stating a Republican gubernatorial candidate was under investigation.


Building code deregulation a focus in Kootenai County Commission race between Eberlein, Brooks

One of the more controversial issues facing the Kootenai County Commission is a decision to let some residents opt out of county building codes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers launches ad campaign in congressional re-election bid

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hits the airwaves and other media with campaign ads six months ahead of the general election in which she faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown.


Iraqi man who threw shoes at Bush is running for office

Muntadhar al-Zaidi might be most famous for his shoes. Back in 2008, the Iraqi journalist attended a Baghdad news conference with George W. Bush. The then-president was there to tout …


Jordan: Campaign email wasn’t meant to mislead Idaho voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email that critics argued misled voters into thinking she had been endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party.


Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Djukanovic vows EU path after sweeping Montenegro vote

Montenegro’s ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic swept a presidential election on Sunday, preliminary results showed, and he pledged to keep the small Balkan country firmly on a European path after …


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Labrador goes on defensive after attack ads target record

Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday disputed recent attacks by a political action committee that the Republican lawmaker has accomplished nothing during his time in Congress.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Tensions high in Brazil as top court to decide Lula’s fate

The possible imprisonment of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – who leads most presidential election polls – caused rising tensions Wednesday after the army commander appeared to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Egypt’s president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week’s election, according to official results announced Monday …


Egyptians vote for a second day amid signs of low turnout

Turnout appeared low on Tuesday as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either …