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Romney surges as White House race narrows
Romney surges as White House race narrows

Inviting supporters to taunt Barack Obama with chants of "four more weeks," rival Mitt Romney surged into the lead in US opinion polls Tuesday, his reward for beating the president in their first head-to-head debate.

Romney surges as White House race narrows
Afghan government could collapse, new report says
Afghan government could collapse, new report says

The Afghan government could fall apart after NATO troops pull out in 2014, particularly if presidential elections that year are fraudulent.

Afghan government could collapse, new report says
Chavez wins another six-year term in Venezuela
Chavez wins another six-year term in Venezuela

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez shrugged off cancer and a unified opposition on Sunday to triumph yet again at the ballot box and win another six-year mandate to pursue his oil-funded socialist revolution.

Chavez wins another six-year term in Venezuela
Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate
Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate

President Barack Obama on Thursday landed the verbal blows he missed the previous night in his debate with Mitt Romney, clawing at his Republican foe to stop him gaining a boost in the polls.

Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate
Romney turns in strong debate performance
Romney turns in strong debate performance

Republican challenger Mitt Romney performed strongly Wednesday in his first presidential debate, putting Barack Obama on the back foot as he reignited hope in his flagging campaign.

Romney turns in strong debate performance
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe's electoral commission needs $104 million to organise a referendum on a new constitution that would pave way for a vote on a successor to the country's shaky coalition government.

Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
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US court blocks controversial voter ID law

In a win for President Barack Obama's Democrats, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered state officials Tuesday not to enforce a controversial voter ID law in the coming presidential election.

US court blocks controversial voter ID law
Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate
Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate

Barack Obama and his Republican foe Mitt Romney clash Wednesday in the first of a trio of debates, a test of nerve, temperament and presidential mettle before tens of millions of viewers.

Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate
Surging Capriles threatens Venezuela's Chavez
Surging Capriles threatens Venezuela's Chavez

Hundreds of thousands of backers of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles have thronged the streets in Venezuela's capital, echoing his rising threat to President Hugo Chavez's re-election.

Surging Capriles threatens Venezuela's Chavez
US president Barack Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo courtesy of homocreativus.es
Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that if he were a US citizen, he would vote for President Barack Obama in the November 6 presidential election -- and if Obama were Venezuelan, he'd vote for Chavez.

Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy

US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama's Middle East policy late Sunday, stepping up the pressure after a wave of anti-US protests in the Islamic world.

Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney

A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid.

Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense

President Barack Obama delivered an unapologetic defense of American values and his under-fire Arab Spring policy, speaking to US voters from a world stage at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama eyes US voters in Arab Spring defense
S.Korea warns North against election meddling
S.Korea warns North against election meddling

South Korea on Wednesday threatened a strong military response to any provocative act by North Korea aimed at influencing the South's presidential election in December.

S.Korea warns North against election meddling
Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition
Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition

The leader of a stick-wielding mob, a small axe dangling from a rope around his neck, made no secret of why they had come: to stop a protest organised by opposition and civil society groups.

Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. ©RIA Novosti
Belarus opposition ridicules 'falsified' polls

Belarus on Monday boasted of a massive turnout in parliamentary polls won by supporters of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko but the opposition ridiculed the results as brazenly rigged.

Belarus opposition ridicules 'falsified' polls
Unasur observers prepare for Venezuela election
Unasur observers prepare for Venezuela election

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his rival Henrique Capriles are satisfied with logistical preparations ahead of the arrival of election monitors from the Union of South American Nations.

Unasur observers prepare for Venezuela election
Park Geun-hye (C). ©REUTERS/Lee Jae Won
S.Korean dictator's daughter apologises for abuses

The ruling party candidate in South Korea's presidential election offered her "sincere apologies" Monday to victims of the repressive rule of her late father, military strongman Park Chung-Hee.

S.Korean dictator's daughter apologises for abuses
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Photo courtesy mittromneycentral.com
Afghan war forgotten again in White House race

America's "forgotten war" in Afghanistan, is missing in action again, squeezed out of the campaign narrative as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duel for the White House.

Afghan war forgotten again in White House race
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Tymoshenko: Ukraine vote 'rigged' before it has even begun

Ukraine's upcoming elections have been rigged before they have even begun and the West must act to prevent the demise of its democracy.

Tymoshenko: Ukraine vote 'rigged' before it has even begun