Vital test for UK’s opposition Labour as polls open in party heartlands

By William James LONDON, Feb 23 : Britons began voting today in two areas long seen as strongholds of the opposition Labour Party for parliamentary elections expected to test whether leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn still commands the support of his working class power base. Bookmakers are predicting close contests in the former industrial city of […]

Russia election chiefs say reports of vote fraud unproven

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Oct 20 : Russia’s election chiefs said an investigation into irregularities uncovered by Reuters reporters during voting in last month’s parliamentary election had found no proof of fraud. In the Sept. 18 election, the pro-Kremlin United Russia party won three-quarters of the seats in the lower house, more than it had […]

Ecuador ruling party chooses Correa ally as presidential candidate

By Alexandria Valencia QUITO, Oct 1 : Ecuador’s ruling party tapped a former vice president and ally of leftist President Rafael Correa as its candidate for president today in an election to be held in February. Lenin Moreno, 63, was Correa’s vice president from 2007 to 2013 and is currently a United Nations special envoy […]

Congressional leaders were briefed a year ago on hacking of Democrats – sources

By Mark Hosenball and John Walcott WASHINGTON, Aug 12 : US intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret. The disclosure […]

Young Mongolians hope elections will rock ‘n’ roll political establishment

By Terrence Edwards and Natalie Thomas ULAANBAATAR, Jun 28 : In a stretch of open grassland surrounded by yurts, some of the thousands of Mongolians headbanging to the likes of heavy metal band “Purgatory Destroyers” at the country’s biggest music festival were thinking about politics as much as partying. Many young Mongolians, not much older […]

Trump calls for boycott until Apple unlocks shooter’s phone

By Emily Flitter PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC, Feb 19 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agreed to help the US government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in last year’s San Bernardino, California, shooting. “Boycott Apple until such time as […]