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Finland Votes in Presidential Election

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Polling stations are open in Finland for Sunday’s presidential election. A recent public opinion poll shows former finance minister Sauli Niinistoe – the front-runner – could get about 30 percent of the vote. But he has slipped from much higher support in earlier polls. He is not expected to get the simple majority among the […]

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Ravalomanana’s Party Suspends Role in Madagascar’s Government

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The party of Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has suspended its role in the unity government after the plane carrying him home from exile was turned away. A spokesman for the Ravalomanana movement says its members in the Cabinet and parliament will not participate in any meetings in protest against Saturday’s rejection of the deposed […]

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Gbagbo Supporters Attacked at Ivory Coast Rally

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of supporters of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo have been attacked and injured during a rally in Abidjan. Saturday’s rally by the Ivorian Popular Front ended in disarray after opponents began throwing stones. Gbagbo loyalists tried to fight back. Police fired tear gas to break up the confrontation. United Nations troops were called […]

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Gingrich Wins South Carolina Presidential Primary

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. congressman Newt Gingrich has won the Republican presidential primary in the southeastern state of South Carolina, shaking up the party’s campaign to find a candidate for this year’s presidential election. With more than 95 percent of the precincts reporting, vote tallies showed Gingrich with about 40 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts governor […]

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