Venezuela sets April 22 for election

Venezuelan officials moved swiftly Wednesday to call an early presidential election, acting hours after a breakdown in talks between the government and opposition over how to conduct the vote. The election will be held April 22, said Tibisay Lucena, head of the government-controlled National Electoral Council. Venezuela traditionally has held its presidential elections late in the year, and the United […]

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Trump’s controversial election integrity commission is gone

The commission was appointed in May 2017 after Trump had made unsubstantiated claims that 3 million to 5 million people had fraudulently voted in the 2016 election. The commission was chaired by Vice President Pence, with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chair. Its formal charge was to investigate ways to improve confidence in the electoral system and to investigate “those […]

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Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision. But in an interview Monday with The Associated Press, he said the biggest thing keeping him from becoming Russia’s next president is a political system that punishes him for rallying support and […]

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In break with Trump, top Intel, Homeland Security officials affirm Russia’s election meddling

President Trump still won’t say whether he believes the Russian government meddled in the presidential election. But his top intelligence and homeland security officials this week affirmed the intelligence community’s unqualified assessment that it did. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and White House Homeland and Counterterrorism adviser Thomas Bossert all said they backed the conclusion that […]

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Britain heads toward election as police carry out new raids

The police investigation into London’s latest terror attack intensified Monday as politicians officially resumed campaigning ahead of an unpredictable election that sees Britons go to the polls in just three days. Police carried out early morning raids at addresses in Newham and Barking — both in east London — that they said were connected to Saturday night’s London Bridge attack […]

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What to know about South Korea’s election

Two months after booting their sitting president over corruption allegations, South Koreans will select a new leader Tuesday after weeks of heated debate. The winner will be tasked with healing a nation that’s split deeply between left and right, and faced with a decaying job market, an uneasy alliance with the United States and a growing threat posed by North […]

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