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Sep 22, 2014

Afghan rivals sign power-sharing pact

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's rival candidates for president signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote. Meanw... #Afghanistan #Ashraf Ghani #Hamid Karzai #United Nations #Kabul #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 21, 2014

Hamid Karzai 'delighted' with Afghanistan power-sharing deal - video

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates end six months of political deadlock by signing a power-sharing agreement at the presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday. According to the four-page deal, the winner of the election, Ashraf Ghani, will be pr... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kabul #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 19, 2014

Afghan Political Impasse Erodes Hope for Taliban Talks

The continuing crisis over Afghanistan's disputed presidential election is undermining chances that the country's next government, should one be formed, would be able to open peace talks with the Taliban... #Afghanistan #Taliban

Sep 20, 2014

Afghan Presidential Candidate Wants Official Vote Count Kept Secret

In negotiations over the disputed presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, who is widely expected to lose, has insisted that the count not be made public... #Afghanistan #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 21, 2014

After Rancor, Afghans Agree to Share Power

After eight months of enmity over the protracted presidential election, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah will have to confront the challenges of jointly governing their country... #Afghanistan #Ashraf Ghani

Sep 21, 2014

Afghanistan's presidential election results to be announced

Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be ending. Nearly six months after Afghans cast ballots in a first-round vote, the country’s election commission Saturday said it would announce final, audited results on Sunday from a two-man... #Afghanistan #Ashraf Ghani

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan candidates said to agree to share power

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The two candidates for president of Afghanistan have agreed on a power-sharing deal that will give the losing candidate substantial influence in the next government, initialing the U.S.-brokered deal Saturday night and promising... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 20, 2014

'President Bling Bling' returns to take on Mr Normal

Nicolas Sarkozy dramatically lifted the curtain on his bid to regain the French presidency yesterday by posting a Facebook message saying he will be a candidate for the leadership of the centre-right UMP party. The comeback announcement by Mr Sarkozy... #Nicolas Sarkozy #Facebook #Europe #Rolex

Sep 19, 2014

What will Carla say? Sarkozy finally announces his plans to take on Hollande in the next presidential election despite wife 'begging him not to stand

The announcement on his Facebook page ends months of speculation that the 59-year-old conservative would return to the fray after his defeat by Francois Hollande in 2012... #Nicolas Sarkozy #Facebook #Europe #Rolex

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan Rivals Sign Deal to Share Power

Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates agreed to share power in a unity government, apparently ending a three-month crisis over the disputed election's results... #Nicolas Sarkozy #Facebook #Europe #Rolex