Presidential elections

FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, then Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, waves to his supporters during a campaign rally in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian officials said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, that Abul Fetouh, a senior Islamist leader detained Wednesday over alleged links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, has been referred to state security prosecutors for questioning. Abul Fetouh was a longtime Brotherhood member, but quit the group in 2011 to run for president in the 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
February 15, 2018 - 12:56 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered a senior Islamist leader to remain in police custody for two weeks after a day of questioning by state security prosecutors over his alleged links to Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, the latest episode in the government's crackdown on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018,, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves after speaking about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah will be his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. The former businessman has endured more setbacks than victories since he launched his political...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda. On Tuesday, in Florida's House District 72 — a district that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 12:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he's running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday. The former Republican presidential candidate will release an online...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado with National Restoration Party gives his victory speech after general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica. Alvarado, the surprise winner of Sunday’s vote is a 43-year-old journalist and Christian singer whose songs can be found on Spotify. On April 1 he will face off against governing party candidate Carlos Alvarado, no relation. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Religious and social conservatives in Costa Rica have found a lot to object to from President Luis Guillermo Solis' government. A decision to allow in-vitro fertilization. A plan to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. The publication of sex education guides by...
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A woman scrolls the electoral list in search of her voting table location during the presidential election in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 04, 2018 - 3:56 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. Evangelical candidate Fabricio Alvarado recently vaulted into first place in the polls after he took a strong stance...
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Presidential candidates, from left, Antonio Alvarez Desanti of the National Liberation party, Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the Citizen Action party, Rodolfo Hernandez Gomez of the Social Christian Republican party, Rodolfo Piza of the Social Christian Unity party, Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration party, and Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration party, stand on the stage before a live, televised debate ahead of the presidential election, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. If no candidate tops 40 percent in the Sunday vote, the first two finishers advance to a runoff scheduled for April 1. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 03, 2018 - 11:50 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An international court ruling saying Costa Rica should allow same-sex marriage has upended the Central American nation's presidential race, turning an evangelical candidate who opposes it from an also-ran with just 2 percent support into the leading contender in Sunday's...
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In this May 10, 2017 file photo, a police officer escorts two men accused of having gay sex into a holding cell to wait for the start of their trial at the Shariah Court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison sentences of up to five years for sex between unmarried people and also criminalize gay sex, the bugbear of Indonesia's Islamic and secular political parties. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
January 31, 2018 - 9:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison...
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Gabriele Gravina speaks during a meeting to elect the new president of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Three candidates have stepped forward to replace Carlo Tavecchio as president of the Italian soccer federation. The candidates are: Gabriele Gravina, president of the Lega Pro (Serie C); Cosimo Sibilia, president of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (amateur league); and Damiano Tommasi, president of the Associazione Italiana Calciatori (soccer players' association). (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 12:37 pm
ROME (AP) — Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after three failed votes to elect a new president. The election assembly was dismantled on Monday when amateur leagues president Cosimo...
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