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  • An official reacts as counting continues in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath - after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.  (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

    High Turnout Seen In Scotland’s Independence Vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment – and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath – after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence […]

  • Doug Ford, center, submits his papers to enter the Toronto mayoral race after the withdrawal of his brother, Rob Ford, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

    TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him to quit amid […]

  • Ethel Fleming, center, and Char Cook, right, both supporters of Gubernatorial candidate Hawaii State Sen. David Ige cheer at his campaign head quarters after seeing the results of the first vote printout Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. Ige leads incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie 57,523 to 27,180. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Ousted By Ige In Primary

    HONOLULU — In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday’s primary election, as Democratic voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races […]

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  • VIDEO: Can the Calm in Afghanistan Last?

    VIDEO: Can the Calm in Afghanistan Last?

    The pact reached to audit Afghanistan’s presidential election has brought on a tense calm in the country. Can the calm last?Rebecca Zimmerman, RAND Corporation Analyst and Truman Project Fellow joins Simon Constable on the News Hub to discuss. Photo: Getty

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Afghanistan's presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani, centre, and Abdulah Abdullah hold their arms in the air together after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul, Saturday, July 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Afghan Rivals Clinch Deal, Easing Political Crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.
    The deal, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, offers a […]

  • An Afghan woman walks past a mural to support voting in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 13, 2014. With fears of violence high, Afghanistan braced for a final election on Saturday to choose a new president to replace the only leader the nation has known since the Taliban were ousted and guide the transition to a country that will have to wean itself off near-total dependence on international aid after foreign combat troops withdraw at the end of this year. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

    Afghans To Choose New Leader Amid Fears Of Attacks

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans choose a new president Saturday in a runoff election between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West, combat corruption and guide the nation with a steadier hand than outgoing leader Hamid Karzai.
    The […]

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  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., listens at right as House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Cantor faces a challenge from a political newcomer backed by the tea party as Virginia voters go to the polls Tuesday for three congressional primaries. Cantor was once popular in the tea party but has now become its target.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    News Guide: Primary Elections Tuesday In 6 States

    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in five states, plus a runoff in Arkansas. Here are some highlights:

    TOP OF THE TICKET
    In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary to a little-known and underfunded tea […]

  • Ukrainian businessman, politician and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko speaks to supporters in front of a display showing exit poll results for himself and other candidates (L-R) Yulia Tymoshenko, Oleh Lyashko, Anatoly Gritsenko, Serhiy Tigipko, Mykhailo Dobkin and Vadim Rabinovich at his election headquarters in Kiev May 25, 2014 May 25, 2014.   Billionaire Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in a first round of voting and, vowing to end a conflict with pro-Russian rebels, he pledged to align his country with Europe.  REUTERS/Mykola Lazarenko/Pool  (UKRAINE  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

    Ukrainians Back Poroshenko To Find Way Out Of Crisis

     

    KIEV – Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency with an emphatic election victory on Sunday, taking on a fraught mission to quell pro-Russian rebels and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.
    A veteran survivor of […]

  • VIDEO: East Ukraine’s Unrest Keeps Voters Away From Polls

    VIDEO: East Ukraine’s Unrest Keeps Voters Away From Polls

    After months of unrest, Ukrainians are casting their votes in a presidential election they hope will achieve a measure of stability in the country.

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  • Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko, speaks to press at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Ukraine's critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a deadly uprising in the east. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    Poll: Billionaire Wins Ukraine Presidential Vote

    KIEV, Ukraine — Exit polls suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine’s presidential election in the first round Sunday, a ballot that took place amid weeks of fighting in eastern regions where pro-Russia separatists have seized government buildings and battled […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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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