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Moderate Peronist Fernandez closes in on Argentine presidency

Moderate Peronist Fernandez closes in on Argentine presidency

Alberto Fernandez has been a discreet backroom operator throughout a long career in Argentine politics, but all that could change after Sunday's elections.Little known outside Buenos Aires politics, the 60-year-old law professor and Bob Dylan fan burst onto t

Papua New Guinea PM to get Bentley from APEC summit

Papua New Guinea PM to get Bentley from APEC summit

Papua New Guinea's prime minister will get a Bentley and MPs will receive a host of other luxury vehicles paid for by taxpayers for an Asia-Pacific summit, officials have said.James Marape, who has vowed to clean up Papua New Guinea politics since taking offi

Botswana begins voting in test of a stable democracy

Botswana begins voting in test of a stable democracy

Voting opened on Wednesday in Botswana for a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.The historic Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) -- whose rule has been

Cyclist who flipped off Trump running for local office

Cyclist who flipped off Trump running for local office

A viral photo taken in the fall of 2017 shows a cyclist flipping off Donald Trump's presidential convoy. The image cost Juli Briskman, the cyclist, her job.Two years later, Briskman has jumped headfirst into politics and is running for local office. Night has

Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

Botswana goes to the polls on Wednesday in a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.The historic Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) -- whose rule has been