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Former nominee supports Nazarbayev as presidential candidate

A two-time candidate for Kazakhstan president Gani Kasymov supports the idea of holding early election in Kazakhstan and views Nursultan Nazarbayev as the most suitable candidate.

Former nominee supports Nazarbayev as presidential candidate
Mexico leader gets no applause, and plenty of online flak
Mexico leader gets no applause, and plenty of online flak

Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto has sparked a social media storm over an off-the-cuff remark he made about not getting applauded.

Mexico leader gets no applause, and plenty of online flak
Third time no charm: Romney won't run for president
Third time no charm: Romney won't run for president

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he will not run for the White House again in 2016.

Third time no charm: Romney won't run for president
Italy presidential battle heads into third day
Italy presidential battle heads into third day

Italy's presidential election will go into a fourth and likely decisive round on Saturday more after two more inconclusive votes.

Italy presidential battle heads into third day
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter.

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president
Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state.

Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president
Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks
Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks

Once France's most unpopular post-war president, Francois Hollande has experienced a dramatic surge in approval ratings.

Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks
Romney says he's not running - for US Senate
Romney says he's not running - for US Senate

Mitt Romney kept them guessing. In his first prominent speech since telling donors last week he was still interested in the White House.

Romney says he's not running - for US Senate
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ©REUTERS
Majority in US expect a woman president in their lifetime: poll

Seventy-three percent of Americans expect to see a female president in their lifetime, even as men are expected to maintain their dominant role in business.

Majority in US expect a woman president in their lifetime: poll
Attacks boost Hollande's image, but maybe not for long
Attacks boost Hollande's image, but maybe not for long

Hollande received a warm ovation from the crowd that thronged the French capital, belying the president's standing in opinion polls that hit a record low just months ago.

Attacks boost Hollande's image, but maybe not for long
Grabar-Kitarovic: from country girl to Croatia's first female president
Grabar-Kitarovic: from country girl to Croatia's first female president

Croatia's first female president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, is a moderate conservative who styles herself as "a woman of the people".

Grabar-Kitarovic: from country girl to Croatia's first female president
Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president
Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Maithripala Sirisena will be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president after the strongman incumbent conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.

Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president
Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic. ©REUTERS
Crisis-hit Croatia to elect president in uncertain vote

Croatia elects a president in a run-off vote expected to be a tight fight between centre-left incumbent Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Crisis-hit Croatia to elect president in uncertain vote
Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU
Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU

Turkish President warned the EU it should crack down on "Islamophobia" amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.

Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU
100 days in power for Afghan president, but no government
100 days in power for Afghan president, but no government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in power, still struggling to form a government.

100 days in power for Afghan president, but no government
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ©REUTERS
Brazil's Workers Party backs Lula for 2018: official

Brazil's ruling Workers Party would back former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to seek a third term in 2018.

Brazil's Workers Party backs Lula for 2018: official
Incumbent president and conservative rival in Croatia run-off: exit polls
Incumbent president and conservative rival in Croatia run-off: exit polls

Croatia's centre-left President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will face off in a run-off vote on January 11.

Incumbent president and conservative rival in Croatia run-off: exit polls
EU congratulates Essebsi on winning 'historic' Tunisia vote
EU congratulates Essebsi on winning 'historic' Tunisia vote

The European Union congratulated veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory in the country's first free presidential electionю

EU congratulates Essebsi on winning 'historic' Tunisia vote
The year Putin tore up the rule book
The year Putin tore up the rule book

Putin upended the global rules with considerable chutzpah, sowing just enough uncertainty to keep the world unsure of his intentions or his next move .

The year Putin tore up the rule book
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye. ©REUTERS
S. Korea president angered by 'groundless' rumours

South Korean President hit out at "groundless" rumours circling her administration, some of which have touched on her personal life.

S. Korea president angered by 'groundless' rumours