presidential election

ALGIERS, Algeria | The Latest: Algeria’s ailing leader affirms run for 5th term

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algeria’s presidential election (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Algeria’s ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April’s election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via Algeria’s official APS news agency on Sunday. He has faced questions … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | The Latest: Algeria’s ailing leader affirms run for 5th term

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN rights chief calls for Venezuela probes

CARACAS, Venezuela —Jan 25, 2019—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The U.N. human rights chief is calling for independent investigations into violence linked to protests in Venezuela, allegedly involving excessive use of force by security or pro-government forces that reportedly left at least 20 people dead. Michelle Bachelet’s … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN rights chief calls for Venezuela probes

MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

MOSCOW — Jan 22, 2019— A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention pending trial. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, was arrested last February in connection with a sex training … Continue reading MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s court upholds victory of Felix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 20, 2019—Congo’s Constitutional court confirmed the victory of Felix Tshisekedi, dismissing the claims of massive vote fraud by runner-up Martin Fayulu. Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated the court decision, announced early Sunday, by driving their motorcycles and cars in a procession through Kinshasa. Later the capital city was quiet, with people attending church. Other cities … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s court upholds victory of Felix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo court declares Tshisekedi is president

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Congo’s Constitutional Court has declared that Felix Tshisekedi is elected president after it rejected challenges to the vote by the runner-up, Martin Fayulu. The declaration came minutes after it turned away Fayulu’s request for a recount in the Dec. … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo court declares Tshisekedi is president

MOSCOW | Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

MOSCOW— Jan 19, 2019—A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won’t say more about the matter. Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that … Continue reading MOSCOW | Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

KINSHASA, Congo | Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 19, 2019—The party behind the declared winner of Congo’s presidential election is rejecting the African Union‘s surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid “serious doubts” about the vote. The secretary-general of Felix Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress party accuses mining lobbyists of seeking to destabilize Congo and loot the … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Western nations asks Congo for election data

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 11, 2019—The latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Western nations are asking Congo’s electoral commission to release its voting data on Congo’s presidential election in light of claims by the Catholic Church that its tallies show opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was not the winner. The United States, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Western nations asks Congo for election data