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PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia— Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory on Saturday in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was designated as Mahathir’s successor after the two men set aside a bitter feud and … Continue reading PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

WASHINGTON | GOP ramps up election-season warning of ‘toxic’ Dem tactics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats and their liberal allies Thursday for statements and actions that he dubbed “toxic fringe behavior,” sharpening Republicans’ campaign-season rhetoric as the party tries rousing conservative voters to turn out on Election Day. The Kentucky Republican’s remarks on the Senate floor were an extended version of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP ramps up election-season warning of ‘toxic’ Dem tactics

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges

WASHINGTON— Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you. That’s the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sounding as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The three-decade-old accusation facing Brett Kavanaugh is not only false, they argue, but an example of the #MeToo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges

United States | Congratulations on Maldivian Election

United States – The United States congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in Maldives’ September 23 presidential election. The United States commends the Maldivian people for their commitment to the democratic process and exceptional level of participation in an election that has ushered in a new chapter in their country’s history. We expect all … Continue reading United States | Congratulations on Maldivian Election

MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ provisional elections results show opposition win

MALE, Maldives — The Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning Sunday’s presidential election. The commission’s results released Monday show Solih with 134,616 votes and incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom with 96,132 votes. The results show 89.2 percent voter turnout. Commission spokesman Ahmed Akram says the final results will … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ provisional elections results show opposition win

MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ opposition candidate declares victory

MALE, Maldives — The Latest on the Maldives’ presidential election (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives’ third-ever multiparty presidential elections. Independent newspaper website mihaaru.com reports that Solih has 58.3 percent of the vote, with nearly 92 percent of ballots counted. Independent election watchdog Transparency … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ opposition candidate declares victory