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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 3:30 p.m. NASA says that two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts blast off to space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A duo of astronauts from the U.S. and Russia has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts blast off to space station

BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

BAMAKO, Mali  — Malians are voting in a presidential runoff election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls opened to a light rain and a light turnout. Many worry that the vote in the sprawling West African nation could be marred by increased security concerns. In the July 29 first-round … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

Egyptian opposition figures say boycott presidential vote

CAIRO/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott of the March vote, saying it has lost all credibility. In a statement, they also called on Egyptians not to recognize the presidential vote’s outcome if it … Continue reading Egyptian opposition figures say boycott presidential vote

Zeman favorite to win 2nd term in Czech presidential vote

PRAGUE/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Czech Republic’s controversy-courting president is seeking re-election this month in what will be the country’s second election in which voters, instead of lawmakers, pick the person to fill the office. Milos Zeman was elected to the largely ceremonial post in 2013 during the country’s first direct presidential vote, a victory that … Continue reading Zeman favorite to win 2nd term in Czech presidential vote