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GOP’s Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va.

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie has one of the sharpest political instincts of any of the Republicans’ recruits for Senate races this year. But that and a thick Rolodex of GOP donors haven’t helped him close a massive campaign cash deficit against incumbent Virginia Sen. Mark Warner. Warner has a 4-to-1 advantage in [...]

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Mozambique elections: Voting begins peacefully

  MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Voting in Mozambique’s national election began peacefully Wednesday. The election comes just months after a peace accord between the ruling Frelimo party and the opposition, Renamo, ended nearly two years of sporadic fighting in the north of the country. The two political parties were once guerrilla movements, fighting each other [...]

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Polls: Bulgaria’s center-right party leading vote

  SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said Sunday he was prepared to take “all risks” to form a government after exit polls indicated his party had finished far ahead of its rivals but well short of a majority in parliamentary elections. Borisov’s main rival, the Socialists, conceded as their spokesman, Atanas [...]

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Latvia holds election with Ukraine on its mind

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Ukraine crisis looms large over Latvia’s parliamentary election on Saturday as the Baltic country worries over how best to deal with resurgent neighbor Russia. Here’s a look at some of the key issues for the nation of 2 million: EMBRACE MOSCOW OR STEER CLEAR? Alarmed by Moscow’s intervention [...]

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Int’l monitors endorse Fiji election as credible

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties said they would not accept what appeared to be a decisive win for the South Pacific country’s military ruler. The Multinational Observer Group said the result of Wednesday’s election, while still being finalized, would broadly [...]

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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

  SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba. But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to fight off the surging [...]

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