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Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'
Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'

Sounding a note of inclusion and unity that belied tension coursing through the campaign, White House hopeful Mitt Romney told Hispanic voters Wednesday he would be president for "100 percent" of Americans.

Romney tells Hispanic voters: 'I care for the 100%'
Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott
Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott

Belarus will on Sunday elect a new parliament in polls largely boycotted by the opposition, almost two years after protests against President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election sparked a mass crackdown.

Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott
Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment
Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment

Barack Obama said Tuesday presidents must represent all of America, not just their own core voters, capitalizing on Mitt Romney's gaffe that 47 percent of his countrymen were tax-dodging "victims."

Obama raps Romney on 'victims' comment
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Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll

US President Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney by three points, even though many Americans remain dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll
Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks
Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks

Somalia's new president has been moved to a secure compound after surviving an assassination bid that dented hopes of change in the violence-scarred country and brought condemnation from the US.

Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks
Europe wins Netherlands vote, extremism loses
Europe wins Netherlands vote, extremism loses

Dutch voters overwhelmingly backed pro-European pragmatism Wednesday, electing centrist parties committed to debt-busting austerity and rejecting the anti-EU extremism of Geert Wilders.

Europe wins Netherlands vote, extremism loses
Post-convention poll boost for Obama
Post-convention poll boost for Obama

US President Barack Obama received a significant popularity bounce from his party convention last week and now leads the White House race by a small but clear margin.

Post-convention poll boost for Obama
Outsider Hassan Mohamud wins Somali presidential race
Outsider Hassan Mohamud wins Somali presidential race

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a 56-year-old university lecturer chosen by lawmakers Monday as Somalia's new president, is something of an unknown quantity.

Outsider Hassan Mohamud wins Somali presidential race
Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press
Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press

Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government is the big loser from weekend legislative polls despite the poor showing of opposition democratic parties.

Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press
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Obama: Romney's math doesn't add up

President Barack Obama mocked Mitt Romney's "two plus one equals five" economics Sunday, poking his Republican foe as he enjoyed a polling spurt after the Democratic convention.

Obama: Romney's math doesn't add up
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Somalia lawmakers to vote for new president

Somalia's parliament votes Monday for a new president in what the UN has described as a historic election for the war-torn nation, which has lacked an effective central government for decades.

Somalia lawmakers to vote for new president
Chavez woos voters by raising specter of chaos if he loses
Chavez woos voters by raising specter of chaos if he loses

Never one to mince his words, President Hugo Chavez is warning of instability or even outright civil war in oil-rich Venezuela if he is not re-elected next month.

Chavez woos voters by raising specter of chaos if he loses
Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney
Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney

Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to Barack Obama as a commander-in-chief with a "spine of steel" Thursday, calling on US voters to give them both four more years in office.

Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney
'Tested and proven' Obama asks for second term
'Tested and proven' Obama asks for second term

US President Barack Obama Thursday implored Americans to grant him a second term to complete his battered crusade for change, warning of the starkest election choice in a generation.

'Tested and proven' Obama asks for second term
Quebec separatist party wins poll: TV projections
Quebec separatist party wins poll: TV projections

Separatists in Canada's Quebec province scored an election win Tuesday, with Premier Jean Charest losing his seat as his unpopular Liberals were ousted from power.

Quebec separatist party wins poll: TV projections
Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois. ©REUTERS/Olivier Jean
Quebec separatists set for election win

Quebec's separatists look to sweep back into power in elections Tuesday, buoyed by rising frustration with the current leadership and months of student protests over a planned tuition hike.

Quebec separatists set for election win
Obama: Romney has no 'single new idea'
Obama: Romney has no 'single new idea'

US President Barack Obama accused Republican foe Mitt Romney on Sunday of failing to offer "a single new idea" and of being a relic of the last century as he revved up a pre-convention tour.

Obama: Romney has no 'single new idea'
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Obama campaign launches Romney counter attack

President Barack Obama's team on Friday ripped into Republican Mitt Romney's big convention speech, complaining it lacked a governing vision and disguised plans to punish the middle class.

Obama campaign launches Romney counter attack
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls

Through an unmarked door, down a passageway and behind a padlocked metal gate lies a room littered with cell phones that is the nerve centre of an underground effort by Angolan rappers to monitor Friday's vote.

Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote
Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote

Mexico's electoral tribunal rejected Thursday a left-wing bid to overturn the presidential election win of Enrique Pena Nieto, as protesters shouted "fraud" and threw stones at the court.

Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote