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Is Bavaria the start of a green revolution in Germany?

The elections in the state of Bavaria on Sunday suggest a shift is underway among some German voters -- and the future is looking a lot greener.

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Afghanistan elections: Running an election in a war-torn country

From security to fraud, what are the challenges of running elections in a country beset by war?

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France proposes congestion charges in big cities to tackle pollution

A draft law suggests car drivers will pay a congestion fee up to €5 a day to help tackle pollution. /
Michelle Obama and “When We All Vote” Make Major Push Before Midterm Elections

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is making a major push to reach voters before the fast approaching November 6 midterm elections. The post Michelle ... /
The Download | October 18th: Barack Obama addresses excuses for opting out of voting + Tarana Burke address #MeToo comedy series project

Former President Barack Obama has a message for you and your friends. He isn’t here for folks tired excuses for not participating in elections. In a ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the ...

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Afghanistan elections: 'I want to fulfil my slain father's dreams'

Narinder Singh is the only Sikh candidate in the Afghan parliamentary elections.

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Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. Trump said he believes he is "helping" Republican candidates as he campaigns ahead of crucial midterm elections next month. With Republicans facing headwinds, Trump said he thinks the GOP is "going to do well," arguing that "it feels to ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Guatemalan police detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former member of the Honduran Congress, from the middle of ... /
Black women are galvanizing the vote in the booth and on the ballot in the midterm elections

With the November 6 midterm elections two weeks away, Black women are demanding their collective seat at the table: as candidates, organizers, ... /
Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine ...

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King Abdul Aziz on Valentine's Day in 1945 to the kingdom becoming America's main Mideast ally following ...

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Native Americans Decry Supreme Court Ruling on Voter ID in North Dakota

Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to cast their votes in the upcoming midterm elections. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against overturning North Dakota's controversial voter ID law which requires voters to present identification that ... /
VIDEO: theGrio’s manifesto explains what’s at stake and what we demand for the midterm elections

The team at theGrio has put together our manifesto for the 2018 midterms to remind you why we must vote and why those votes have got to count. The post VIDEO: theGrio’s manifesto explains what’s at stake and what we demand for the ...

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

A bump for Trump and a row over a candidate's hat headline today's round-up, with 22 days to go.

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Merkel's Bavaria ally CSU suffer 'massive losses'

The CSU loses ground but remains the largest party in state elections in southern Germany - exit polls.

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, also expressed his appreciation for the strong pressure by the U.S. government on ...

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Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack

A man is stabbed to death in Salvador and a woman has a swastika symbol carved onto her torso.

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

A seriously catchy country song and a $25m gift lead our round-up, with 25 days until the mid-terms.

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Is 2018 the Year of the Angry College-Educated Woman?

Whatever happens in next month's midterm elections, women candidates have already made history. There are more female nominees for public office ...

Pope accepts senior U.S. cardinal's resignation amid sex abuse scandal

Wuerl's resignation comes after a sweeping report claimed the powerful American archbishop allowed priests accused of child sex abuse to be ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump ...

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Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has ...

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Political Fallout From Kavanaugh Could Impact Midterms

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has galvanized activists in both major political parties. Republicans say the fight over Kavanaugh has given them a boost, while Democrats counter that it has enraged women voters. VOA national correspondent ...

Wealthy Bavaria braces for seismic shift after decades of single-party rule

Bavarians are voting in regional elections on October 14. A further swing to the political fringes could threaten German Chancellor Angela Merkel's increasingly fragile coalition government.

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Georgia Lawsuit Latest Blow in US Fight Over Voting Rights

U.S. voting rights advocacy groups Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign. Kemp is the ...

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