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Aug 08, 2014

Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government after recount

Afghanistan's rival presidential contenders agreed Friday to accept the results of a recount of their disputed June 14 runoff and to form a government of national unity whatever the outcome of the disputed poll...

Aug 13, 2014

Brazil Candidate For President Eduardo Campos Dies In Jet Crash

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed Wednesday morning, when the Cessna Citation 560XL jet he was traveling in went down in the coastal city of Santos. Campos, who was one of seven people killed in the accident, was running thir...

Aug 01, 2014

Far-right anti-Europe and anti-immigration politician Marine Le Pen would WIN a French presidential election if it was held today according to new poll

It comes as socialist President Francois Hollande's approval rating plunges to a record low, and opposition UMP politicians such as Nicolas Sarkozy face corruption charges... #Europe #Nicolas Sarkozy #Marine Le Pen

Aug 18, 2014

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. ATTORNEY GEN. ORDERS NEW AUTOPSY ON TEEN SHOT IN MO. The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in F... #Florida #Beijing #Kentucky #Rick Perry #Mosul #Michael Brown (politician)

Aug 26, 2014

A French history lesson: Hollande needed a Marshall Plan for Europe | Larry Elliott

Halfway through his term of office the president needed a more aggressive policy from the ECB, but errors were repeated It was late April 2017 when the penny finally dropped in Berlin. Until then, the assumption in Germany had been that despite 10 ye... #Europe #Marine Le Pen #Spain #Germany #European Union #Angela Merkel #France #François Hollande #European Monetary Union

Aug 16, 2014

Brazil party replacing candidate who died in crash

(AP) -- Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election. Former Environ... #Sao Paulo #Dilma Rousseff #Socialist Party #Marina Silva #Recife, Brazil #Chico Mendes #Aecio Neves

Aug 20, 2014

Marina Silva secures Socialist party nomination for Brazil presidency

Former environment minister vying for second place in polls after death of Eduardo Campos in plane crash The mixed-race daughter of a poor, illiterate family of Amazonian rubber tappers has been chosen as a Brazilian presidential candidate. Marina Si... #Dilma Rousseff #Marina Silva #Brazil

Aug 14, 2014

Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

(AP) -- Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election. The death of politician Eduardo Campos in a plane that smashed into a white... #Dilma Rousseff #Aecio Neves #Latin America #Socialist Party #Marina Silva

Aug 08, 2014

A look at Turkey's electoral process

(AP) -- Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament -- apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum, two years after he took power in... #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Abdullah Gul

Aug 08, 2014

Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

(AP) -- Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The breakthrough came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a second d... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #John Kerry #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah