Maduro makes official re-election run while would-be rival struggles to register candidacy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s a tale of two dramatically different political campaigns. On Monday, throngs of supporters of President Nicolás Maduro rallied at a giant stage draped in the red, yellow and blue colors of Venezuela’s flag outside the electoral council headquarters where he made official his candidacy for …

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Former Senegalese PM concedes presidential election to opposition candidate

Former Senegalese Prime Minister Amadou Ba conceded the presidential election to opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye. Faye, backed by popular opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, has pledged to combat corruption and foreign interference. The election followed months of uncertainty after President Macky Sall’s unsuccessful attempt to postpone it. A former …

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France kicks up drug raids and arrests as European elections approach

The French interior minister announced multiple nationwide anti-drug crackdowns Monday, reflecting the government’s commitment to show it’s serious about tackling the drug trade and crime in cities ahead of European elections. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that police units conducted raids and made several arrests in the northern city of …

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Philippines issues ‘strongest protest’ after Chinese water cannon assault on navy boat

The Philippines lodged its “strongest protest” against Beijing on Monday and summoned a senior Chinese diplomat over a water cannon assault by the Chinese coast guard that injured Filipino navy crew members and heavily damaged their boat in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. Two Chinese coast guard ships …

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Bulgaria’s prime minister-designate, Maria Gabriel, withdraws nomination

Bulgaria’s prime minister-designate, Maria Gabriel, withdrew her nomination on Monday due to failed negotiations between political coalitions. Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov stepped down on March 6, expecting Gabriel to replace him, but the transition failed. The withdrawal came after two weeks of negotiations between GERB-UDF and the reformist coalition led …

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