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Battle of opposition titans begins in France after Sarkozy return
Battle of opposition titans begins in France after Sarkozy return

"The match has begun," French political veteran Alain Juppe said after his rival and ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his comeback.

Battle of opposition titans begins in France after Sarkozy return
Abdullah: Afghanistan's 'almost' man stays in the game
Abdullah: Afghanistan's 'almost' man stays in the game

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah believes the title of President of Afghanistan has been stolen from him twice.

Abdullah: Afghanistan's 'almost' man stays in the game
Lula mobbed in Rio, defends govt on Petrobras
Lula mobbed in Rio, defends govt on Petrobras

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied behind successor Dilma Rousseff as she battles to stay in power at next month's election.

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Lula mobbed in Rio, defends govt on Petrobras
Clinton tells Iowa she's 'thinking about it' ahead of 2016
Clinton tells Iowa she's 'thinking about it' ahead of 2016

Hillary Clinton joked about her potential 2016 White House bid, telling Democratic supporters she was "thinking about it."

Clinton tells Iowa she's 'thinking about it' ahead of 2016
Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Navruz Palace, Dushanbe.Photo ©  RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev calls to solve boarder security issues at SCO

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev urged Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries to solve their boarder issues.

Nazarbayev calls to solve boarder security issues at SCO
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New Zealand PM tips tight election battle

Prime Minister John Key predicted a "close" and "hard fought" New Zealand general election next month.

New Zealand PM tips tight election battle
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office.

Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ©Dmitriy Khegay
Nazarbayev congratulates Erdogan on becoming Turkey's new president

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram to Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulating him on his election as Turkey’s new President.

Nazarbayev congratulates Erdogan on becoming Turkey's new president
Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker
Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected Sunday, is seen as his country's best hope for a potential peace deal with Marxist rebels.

Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker
Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'
Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power.

Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'
Thousands call for elections in Haiti
Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince Thursday to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.

Thousands call for elections in Haiti
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls

Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7 percent of the vote after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him, whose outcome was never in doubt.

Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
Alexander Ankvab. ©Reuters/Kazbek Basayev
Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid

Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid
Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign
Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign

A video showing Colombia's main opposition presidential candidate receiving apparently confidential information from a hacker jolted the campaign Sunday.

Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign
Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat
Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat

Voters headed to the polls Monday in the final phase of India's marathon election, with hardliner Narendra Modi expected to lead his Hindu nationalists to victory after 10 years of Congress party rule.

Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears

Lithuanians began voting Sunday to elect their president, with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite a shoo-in as fears in the EU Baltic state soar over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash

Clashes in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election wounded around 70 people, local sources said.

70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race
Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race

Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko dropped out of Ukraine's snap presidential polls to help the candidacy of a charismatic tycoon who made a fortune selling chocolates and backs closer Western ties.

Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race
Slovakia's presidential candidate Andrej Kiska. ©Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa
Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Slovaks began voting Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency
China-France set to tie up deals on Xi visit
China-France set to tie up deals on Xi visit

China and France are expected to sign scores of business deals on the first full day of President Xi Jinping's state visit Wednesday after he was wined and dined in the gastronomic capital of Lyon.

China-France set to tie up deals on Xi visit