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Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

About 100,000 people filled Jakarta's main stadium Saturday for a huge rally in support of Indonesian president Joko Widodo, just days ahead of the biggest-ever elections in the world's number-three democracy.

Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

Two top members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party including an estranged member of the Gandhi dynasty were in hot water Saturday for appearing to threaten people to vote for them...

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India banned Wednesday the release of a biopic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the country's marathon elections after complaints that the flattering portrayal would give the ruling party an unfair advantage.

India's political foes sharpen attacks as vote approaches

India's political foes sharpen attacks as vote approaches

India's ruling party and its main rival put the finishing touches to their election campaigns Sunday, sharpening their attacks before voting begins next week in the biggest election in history.

Vote count confirms comic's lead in Ukraine elections

Vote count confirms comic's lead in Ukraine elections

A comedian with no political experience raced ahead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with entrenched corruption in a country ...

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

Outside the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, at Fos-sur-Mer, one of the largest industrial and port zones in Europe has been spewing a noxious cocktail of fumes for years.

Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks began voting Saturday for a new president with the favourite an outsider whose anti-corruption stance has resonated with voters, still reeling from the fallout from an investigative journalist's murder.

Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India's poorest if PM

Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India's poorest if PM

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday vowed a ‘final assault on poverty’ in India if elected prime minister in May, promising a minimum income for tens of millions of the country's poorest.

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country's first election in eight years.

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks began voting Saturday in round one of a presidential election that a vocal government critic is poised to win after an investigative journalist's murder dealt a blow to the ruling elite.

Students at Algiers rally say 'No' to Bouteflika 5th term

Students at Algiers rally say 'No' to Bouteflika 5th term

Hundreds of students from universities across Algeria on Tuesday marched in the capital to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to run for a fifth term in April elections.

Algeria students demonstrate against 5th term for Bouteflika

Algeria students demonstrate against 5th term for Bouteflika

Thousands of students Tuesday joined a growing protest movement in Algeria against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, with rallies in and around the capital and other cities.