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Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

President Barack Obama AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crimea parliament declares independence after vote

Pro-Russian people celebrate in the central square in Sevastopol, Ukraine, late Sunday, March 16, 2014. AP

Crimea’s regional parliament has declared the region an independent state, after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia, news agencies reported.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crimea votes on whether to secede from Ukraine

A Ukrainian woman, who is a member of the district electoral committee, holds a ballot box during preparations for Sunday's referendum at a polling station in Simferopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 15, 2014. AP

Residents of Ukraine’s Crimea region are voting in a contentious referendum on whether to split off and seek annexation by Russia.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Madagascar to vote for new president

Madagascans wave the national flag during celebrations of the 50 years of independence in Antananarivo on June 26 2010. The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar feted 50 years of independence mired in political and economic crisis and without an elected president or a new constitution. For the first time many residents have not hung the national flag from their windows, an indication of how deeply the country is divided in the run up to the celebration of independence from France. AFP

Madagascans vote for a new president and parliament Friday in run-off polls aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nokia shareholders approve mobile phone sale to Microsoft

Board members Elizabeth Nelson, left, Elizabeth Doherty, 2nd left, and Nokia Leadership Team members Stephen Elop and Michael Halbherr, right, have their picture taken with a Nokia Lumia smartphone at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Nokia Corporation, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland. Nokia's shareholders vote on Tuesday on whether or not to allow the corporation to sell its handset business to Microsoft. AP

Finnish telecom company Nokia announced Tuesday that its shareholders have approved the 5.44 billion euro ($7.35 billion) sale of its mobile phone division to US multinational Microsoft.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Election day bomb in Nepal capital injures 3—police

nepal map

A crude bomb exploded Tuesday in Nepal’s capital hours after polls opened for national elections, injuring three people and raising fears that left-wing extremists will disrupt the vote, police said.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kosovo Serbs return to polls in flashpoint town

Kosovska Mitrovica

Repeat elections took place Sunday in Kosovo’s flashpoint town of Kosovska Mitrovica where ethnic Serbs were casting ballots under heavy security after violence led to the cancellation of a previous vote.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Voters to ratify or reject creation of new Davao province in village polls


Nearly 1.5 million voters in Davao del Sur will also be voting for or against the creation of a new province to be called Davao Occidental when they go to the polls later this month to elect barangay heads and council members.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Wealthy Norway swings right in election

Norway`s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg , right, and main opposition leader Erna Solberg leave the building after an appearance in a TV show in Oslo Sunday night, Sept. 8, 2013. Solberg, 52, is the nation's next prime minister, based on early projections on Monday.  AP PHOTO /FREDRIK VARFJELL, NTB SCANPIX

Norway shifted right in elections Monday, setting the stage for a new Conservative-led government with the anti-immigrant Progress Party, two years after Muslim-hating Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly rampage.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PPCRV echoes calls to extend barangay, SK voter list-up

PPCRV chairperson Henrietta de Villa. FILE PHOTO FROM COMELEC.GOV.PH PHOTO

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting on Wednesday joined calls for the Commission on Elections to extend the voter registration for the upcoming synchronized barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) balloting.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AP FILE PHOTO

Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rowhani wins Iran presidential election—minister

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hasan Rowhani smiles as he registers his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, at the interior ministry, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The moderate cleric won Iran's presidential election, the interior minister announced on Saturday, June 15, 2013, ending eight years of conservative grip on the nation's executive.  AP/Vahid Salemi

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani has won Iran’s presidential election, the interior minister announced on Saturday, ending eight years of conservative grip on the nation’s executive.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lola Trining, 100, never too old to vote, to hope

Lola Trining, or Trinidad Inciong-Sayo  JEROME C. BALINTON

Unable to walk after suffering from a stroke in 2010, Trinidad Inciong-Sayo, fondly called Lola Trining, proved she is never too old to vote and to hope for a brighter future.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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