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After big win, India’s new leader faces backlash

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy. AP FILE PHOTO

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India’s most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor’s lackluster foreign policy.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Erdogan vows ‘new era’ in Turkey after ‘historic’ election win

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the crowd on top of a bus in downtown Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Turks were voting in their first direct presidential election Sunday _ a watershed event in Turkey’s 91-year history, where the president was previously elected by Parliament. Erdogan on Sunday vowed a "new era" of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a "historic" victory in the presidential elections.  AP PHOTO/EMRAH GUREL

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed a “new era” of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a “historic” victory in presidential elections.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Comelec: If you can’t lick ’em, fine ’em

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Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer ask elected government officials who failed to submit their campaign finance reports for the 2013 midterm elections to vacate their posts.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jakarta governor declared winner in Indonesia’s presidential election

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The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, was Tuesday declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election after a closely-fought race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Comelec designates July 20 as day of voter registration for PWDs

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging persons with disabilities (PWDs) to get out and register for the 2016 national elections this Sunday (July 20), which has been declared by the poll body as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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