Elections

Many Kenyans go to work in capital despite call for stayaway

Aug 14, 2017

Many residents of the Kenyan capital have returned to work despite a call by opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay at home to protest last week's disputed election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner

Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

Aug 14, 2017

Australia's deputy prime minister is the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after the New Zealand government declared he was a kiwi

Kenyan opposition leader urges followers to skip work Monday

Aug 13, 2017

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urges supporters to skip work on Monday in a protest against the disputed election and police killings of rioters; government denounces violent demonstrations as unlawful and urges Kenyans to return to their jobs

Western countries call on Kosovo to break political deadlock

Aug 13, 2017

Four western European countries and the United States are calling on political groups in Kosovo to end a deadlock that has stood in the way of a functioning government

Kenyan graffiti artists spray peace slogan in troubled areas

Aug 13, 2017

As political tensions threatened to erupt into more violence in Kenya, following the country's disputed elections, a fresh spate of graffiti urging peace cropped up in Nairobi's Kibera slum

The Latest: Threat of ethnic violence looms in Nairobi slum

Aug 13, 2017

The Latest: Witnesses in Kenya say machete-wielding members of two rival ethnic groups are confronting each other in a Nairobi slum following days of election violence

Alabama's US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate

Aug 13, 2017

In the Alabama race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former U.S. Senate seat, the Republican slugfest primary is about love of all things Trump _ with contenders openly wooing Trump voters _ and hatred of the so-called swamp of Washington D.C

16-year-old is running for Kansas governor seat

Aug 13, 2017

A Kansas teenager who won't even be old enough to vote is running for governor

US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

Aug 13, 2017

The Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even though that would plunge the U.S. deeper into the conflict there

Merkel challenger remains confident of unseating chancellor

Aug 13, 2017

Angela Merkel's main challenger in the country's upcoming general election says he remains confident he can unseat the chancellor despite her wide lead in the polls

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