US embassy in Kiev calls on residents of two self-proclaimed republics Donetsk and Lugansk to boycott "the elections which are not in line with either the Minsk agreements or Ukrainian law."
Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro won 56 percent of the vote in the run-off against left-wing hopeful Fernando Haddad, official results showed.
Ahead of the November 6 mid-term elections, Republicans are fighting to retain control of the two chambers of Congress. Both sides are campaigning hard, with the US President Donald Trump telling supporters to vote as though he’s on the ballot.
Almost nine million voters in Afghanistan are registered to cast their ballots in Saturday's parliamentary polls that are being conducted after a three-year delay.
Almost nine million people have registered to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election, which is more than three years late and only the third since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the southern province of Helmand that killed Abdul Jabar Qahraman, who was preparing to contest Saturday's parliamentary polls.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative sister party, the Christian Social Union, which lost its majority in the Bavarian state parliament in Sunday's election, promises to back political stability in Berlin.
The swearing-in ceremony in parliament followed Anwar's landslide win in a by-election Saturday in the southern coastal town of Port Dickson in which he defeated six other candidates.
The latest blast occurred in the northeast province of Takhar as Taliban confirmed that its leaders met US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the Afghan conflict.
Scribbling over ballot papers has become a norm with more and more young people getting disillusioned with the country's leadership and many more wanting to move abroad
Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro's support in polls is nearing 40 percent ahead of Sunday's first-round election in Brazil. However, unless he wins at least 50 percent of the vote, the election will go to a runoff on October 28.
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate in Brazil's presidential election, was stabbed during a rally last week in the city of Juiz de Fora. He is currently recovering from the attack and has seen a spike in his polling numbers since the assault.
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