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  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:58 am
  • DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:16 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.

  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:10 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:29 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Daniels joins 2016 presidential debate commission 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:05 am
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Mitch Daniels spurned calls to run for the White House in 2012, but the Purdue University president will have a hand in the 2016 race.

  • RNC team examines Las Vegas as convention site 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:48 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A Republican National Committee team has paid a visit to Las Vegas to explore the logistics for staging the GOP's 2016 national convention.

  • Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:58 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • Chris Christie, prosecutor appear at same event 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:58 pm
  • JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - It could have been an awkward moment for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

  • US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:11 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.

  • Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:53 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.

  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:58 am
  • LONDON - With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

  • New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:31 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football federation elected a new president on Wednesday, although little is changing at the helm of the organization.

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:15 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

  • In governor's race, Havenstein sees a choice 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:24 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Former defense contractor Walt Havenstein on Wednesday joined the race to become New Hampshire's next governor, stressing his business credentials as the proper tools to help improve what he called the state's flagging economy.

  • Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:14 am
  • BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest.

  • Republican convention scouts visit Denver 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:10 am
  • DENVER - Denver is putting out the welcome mat for a group from the Republican National Committee on the first of six visits to potential hosts for the party's national convention in 2016.

  • 2 Ohio visits slated as GOP seeks convention site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 am
  • CINCINNATI - The two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention will be visited in late April by party staff or members of a selection committee.

  • Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:51 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:14 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

  • Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • DANE, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker, touting nearly $2 billion in tax cuts over the past three years and the addition of more than 100,000 jobs, officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

  • Santorum: Security a key issue leading up to 2016 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:05 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday that foreign affairs, including the situation in the Ukraine, will be a key issue for the nation in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.