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  • VIDEO: Europeans Vote to Elect New Parliament

    VIDEO: Europeans Vote to Elect New Parliament

    Citizens across 21 European Union countries have the chance Sunday to elect their direct representatives to Brussels in a vote likely to affect the bloc’s future beyond the European Parliament’s five-year mandate. Gabriele Steinhauser reports.

  • A woman leaves a voting booth before casting her ballot in a presidential election at a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk May 25, 2014. Ukrainian polling stations opened on Sunday in a presidential election overshadowed by violence in the country's mainly Russian-speaking east and by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

    Ukraine Voters Seek Leader To Save Nation

    KIEV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine  – Ukrainians voted on Sunday for a leader they hope will save their country from bankruptcy, dismemberment and civil war, but eastern cities were turned into ghost towns where armed separatist fighters kept polling stations shut.
    The election marks […]

  • Pro-Russian armed militants guard a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Ukrainians vote Sunday in an early presidential election that could be a crucial step toward resolving the country's crisis, but separatists in the east are threatening to block the vote. The election, which comes six months after the outbreak of protests that led to the president's ouster and a deepening chasm between pro-Europe and pro-Russia Ukrainians, aims to unify the fiercely divided country or at least discourage further polarization.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Election Under Threat In Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents are likely to prevent voting Sunday in half or more of the election districts in the embattled east, Ukrainian officials say.
    Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovyi said on Saturday that police are ready to ensure order […]

  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, smiles after arriving for a graduation ceremony at the Miami Dade College in Miami, Saturday, May 3,2014.   Biden said a "constant, substantial stream of immigrants" is important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

    Biden: Immigration Crucial To American Innovation

    MIAMI  — Vice President Joe Biden extoled immigration as crucial to American innovation Saturday at a college graduation ceremony in South Florida.
    The Miami Dade College graduates from two campuses and their families, 2,000 strong, cheered as a procession of 39 […]

  • An Afghan police officer stands guard as Afghan election workers, right, note serial numbers of ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Independent Elections Commission warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Trucks and donkeys loaded with ballot boxes made their way to counting centers on Sunday as Afghans and the international community sighed with relief that national elections were held without major violence despite a Taliban threat. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghan Election Hailed As Taliban Threat Remains

    KABUL, Afghanistan– Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new […]

  • Afghan women stand in line while waiting for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif April 5, 2014. Voting was peaceful during the first few hours of Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as the country embarked on the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of a Taliban regime in 2001. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

    Relief In Afghanistan After Largely Peaceful Landmark Election

    KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan  – Afghanistan’s presidential election closed on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared for a vote that will bring the first-ever democratic transfer of power in a country plagued by conflict for decades.
    It […]

  • Afghan men line up for registration process before they cast their votes at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans Flock To Polls To Vote For New Leader

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power. The turnout was so high […]

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, female supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two Afghan women shrouded in black emerged from the campaign rally with bundles of sticks _ pieces of torn posters still attached. They needed firewood to heat their home more than pictures of the presidential hopeful.(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans See Hope In Chance To Choose New Leader

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Afghan women shrouded in black emerged from a campaign rally carrying bundles of sticks with pieces of torn posters still attached. The women weren’t intending to knit back together what pictures remained of the presidential hopeful. […]

  • Taliban Attack Election Commission HQ In Kabul Ahead Of Vote

    Taliban Attack Election Commission HQ In Kabul Ahead Of Vote

    KABUL – Taliban insurgents attacked the Independent Election Commission headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, staff and police said, in the their third big assault on the capital this week aimed at derailing the April 5 presidential election.
    Four hours after the […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital of Amman July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool

    John Kerry: Zimbabwe Election Results Not The Will Of The People

    WASHINGTON – Zimbabwe’s presidential election results are the culmination of a deeply flawed process and do not represent the will of the country’s citizens, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
    “In light of substantial electoral irregularities reported by […]


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