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Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote – his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.


Colombia’s former guerrillas face first electoral test

Colombia’s former leftist guerrillas faced their first electoral test as a political party Sunday in congressional voting also seen as a measure of the strength of the country’s factions two …


Pragmatic candidate livens up Venezuela’s presidential race

In another year, Henri Falcon might be just another middle-of-the-pack presidential candidate in Venezuela. He’s far from the most popular opposition leader. He’s a dull speechmaker. The parties that back …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian …


Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party elects new leaders

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition elected new co-presidents Sunday, following a crackdown on the party for alleged terror links that led to the jailing of one of its leaders and hundreds of …


Egypt’s ex-auditor says attack on him linked to election

The government’s former top anti-graft fighter who was seriously injured in an apparent kidnapping attempt last month said he believed the attack was connected to his role in the campaign …


George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials …


Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more …


Azerbaijan’s leader calls snap presidential vote

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan’s president on Monday called a snap presidential election in the ex-Soviet nation. Ilham Aliyev, who has ruled the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation since 2003, was to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Republican spends heavily seeking Montana senate nomination

A Montana businessman whose U.S. senate campaign is chaired by the wife of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke has outspent and outraised his Republican opponents by pumping $650,000 of his own …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Cyprus president re-elected, defeats same opponent again

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades vowed to push on with attempts to reunify the ethnically divided island nation and to improve the economic fortunes of its people after he was re-elected …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests

Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.


Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools

The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.


Kenya opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Odinga won

Kenya’s opposition released what it called “authentic” election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Conviction against Brazil’s da Silva upheld, appeal expected

An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his …


Egypt’s military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

Egypt’s military on Tuesday arrested its former chief of staff, who was planning to run in upcoming elections against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, accusing him of inciting against the armed forces …


Russian officials move to shut Navalny’s foundation

Russia’s Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning.


Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain

Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid …


Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections

An Egyptian former prime minister says he will not run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in elections due later this year.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Thousands march against election result in Honduras

Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they say was …


Fight for Virginia House continues with court hearing

The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn’t over.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Giving Fidel Castro key to Wisconsin city flashpoint in race

The liberal mayor of Wisconsin’s capital who is preparing a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended giving a key to the city to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, blasting …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House

Virginia Republicans cheered Thursday when their candidate won a state House of Delegates race by luck of the draw, having his name chosen first out of ceramic bowl.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter U.S. Senate race

Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug …


Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.


In race critical to Virginia House control, GOP urges judges to stick by ballot ruling

Republicans on Friday asked a Virginia three-judge panel to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race for the GOP, a ruling that threw …


Ex-soccer star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of …