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Fears of Unrest Loom in DRC With Poll Results Due Soon

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears of political unrest are mounting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where officials are racing to tally presidential election ballots before a midnight deadline. Thousands of soldiers are patrolling streets in the capital, Kinshasa, as well as other cities in anticipation of protests. The U.S. embassy has ordered its employees to remain within Kinshasa’s […]

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Troops Patrol Moscow to Prevent Election Protests

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian troops patrolled central Moscow Tuesday in an effort to deter more protests, a day after thousands of demonstrators gathered to denounce an election they say was fraudulent. Thousands of police and Interior Ministry troops were deployed after protesters planned several rallies in Moscow. In Lithuania, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again raised “serious […]

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Troops Patrol Moscow to Prevent Election Protests

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian troops patrolled central Moscow Tuesday in an effort to deter more protests, a day after thousands of demonstrators gathered to denounce an election they say was fraudulent. Thousands of police and Interior Ministry troops were deployed after protesters planned several rallies in Moscow. In Lithuania, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again raised “serious […]

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Croatian Opposition’s Election Victory Confirmed

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Official results in Croatia’s parliamentary elections confirm the center-left opposition bloc defeated the ruling conservatives to take the lead in overhauling the economy before the country joins the European Union. Croatia’s state electoral commission says the four-party coalition known as “Kukuriku” , led by the Social Democratic Party, won 80 seats in the new 151-member […]

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Russia Detains Putin Critics; Clinton Denounces Electoral Fraud

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities continue to hold at least 250 opposition protesters one day after an unprecedented rally against alleged electoral fraud, as the top U.S. diplomat again criticized Moscow for parliamentary polls she said were neither free nor fair. Protest organizers say most of the demonstrators arrested in the capital, Moscow, remain in custody. They include […]

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Tense DRC Awaits Election Results

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fears of political unrest are mounting in the Democratic Republic of Congo as officials prepare to release full results from last week’s presidential election. Thousands of soldiers are patrolling streets in the capital, Kinshasa, as well as other cities across the country. The results are due to be released by late Tuesday, although the Independent […]

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Russia Detains Putin Critics; Clinton Denounces Electoral Fraud

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities continue to detain at least 250 opposition protesters one day after an unprecedented rally against alleged electoral fraud, as the top U.S. diplomat again criticized Moscow for parliamentary polls she said were neither free nor fair. Protest organizers said Tuesday most of the demonstrators arrested in the capital, Moscow, remain in custody. Up […]

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Majority Narrows for Putin’s Party in Russia Polls; OSCE: Violations Mar Vote

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in parliamentary elections, giving the man who has dominated Russian politics for more than a decade a much reduced majority. With 96 percent of the vote counted, United Russia on Monday looked set to win 238 seats in the 450-seat State Duma, or […]

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Majority Narrows for Putin’s Party in Russia Polls; OSCE: Violations Mar Vote

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in parliamentary elections, giving the man who has dominated politics there for more than a decade a much reduced majority. With 96 percent of the vote counted, United Russia on Monday looked set to win 238 seats in the 450-seat State Duma, or […]

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Majority Narrows for Putin’s Party in Russia Polls; OSCE: Violations Mar Vote

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in parliamentary elections, giving the man who has dominated politics there for more than a decade a much reduced majority. With 96 percent of the vote counted, United Russia on Monday looked set to win 238 seats in the 450-seat State Duma, or […]

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