Special Elections

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, speaks to the media alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Morrison said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel's capital. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister...
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Malaysia's politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a press conference after a swear-in ceremony at the parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Anwar has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 14, 2018 - 10:04 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt "vindicated" after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated. The...
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Malaysia's politician Anwar Ibrahim, right, celebrates after winning the by-election in the southern coastal town in Port Dickson, Malaysia. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a parliamentary seat and returns to active politics as he prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 13, 2018 - 8:01 am
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory on Saturday in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was designated as...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, raises the hand of Malaysia's reform icon Anwar Ibrahim during a rally in Port Dickson, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Anwar is contesting a by-election in Port Dickson, a southern coastal town, after a lawmaker vacated the seat to make way for Anwar Ibrahim's political comeback. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 09, 2018 - 3:58 am
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support his return to active politics. Mahathir's appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 02, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford is condemning President Donald Trump for mocking his client, who has said she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. Attorney...
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August 31, 2018 - 1:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has resigned from Parliament, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government. Disgruntled lawmakers in Turnbull's conservative Liberal Party replaced him as prime minister with his...
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Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, second left, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, right, leave the chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after a vote to refer former Dutton to the High Court to determine whether he is eligible to be a lawmaker, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Three senior Cabinet ministers have told Turnbull he has lost his government's support and must hold an internal ballot to elect a new leader quickly. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 9:37 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's beleaguered prime minister warned he will quit Parliament on Friday if his disgruntled party continues to try to oust him, forcing a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority or pushing his successor into immediately calling general...
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Australian former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sits in the back left seat in Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Dutton moved from the front row where Cabinet ministers sit to the back row after his bid to become prime minister failed on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 22, 2018 - 8:25 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's political leadership turmoil (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he'll quit Parliament if his party wants a leadership ballot. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he plans to hold a party meeting on Friday if a majority...
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A supporter of pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is detained following a demonstration in the Kamwokya area of Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Supporters were demonstrating in support of pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, who was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.(AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
August 16, 2018 - 10:42 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones...
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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohio. The Democratic candidate for Congress in southwest Ohio jokes that besides already going against the electoral odds, he's a "brown dude with a funny name." But 35-year-old Aftab Pureval is attracting national attention as tries to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot, part of the Cincinnati-area political landscape for three decades. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 2:06 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the...
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