Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 21 : Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc’s […]

Election in Russia’s Far East to be re-run after fraud scandal

By Polina Nikolskaya VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sep 20 : A regional election in Russia’s Far East will be re-run, the local election commission said on Thursday, dealing a rare blow to the Kremlin after allegations the vote had been rigged in its candidate’s favour. The ruling, in Russia’s Primorsky Region which includes the Pacific port of […]

Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of vote

By Mohamed Junayd and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Sept 19 : More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics. President Abdulla Yameen is seeking a second five-year term in […]

Cuomo-Nixon showdown in New York governor’s race goes to voters

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Sept 13 : Democratic voters in New York will decide on Thursday whether Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term or should be replaced by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate mounting a challenge from the left. The nominating contest is the latest test for candidates from the […]

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro has emergency surgery

By Brad Brooks and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Sept 13 : Brazil’s far-right and poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a successful emergency surgery late on Wednesday to repair adhesions in his intestinal walls, according to doctors treating him. Bolsonaro was stabbed last week by an assailant as he was carried aloft by supporters in […]

Major parties set picks for key New Hampshire House seat

By David Gaffen Undated, Sept 12 : The owner of a restaurant popular with presidential hopefuls and a former police chief won major party nominating contests on Tuesday and will face off in November in a notoriously fickle congressional district in New Hampshire, seen as a key prize with control of Congress at stake. Former […]