Presidential elections

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former soccer star George Weah, presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during the presidential election in Monrovia, Liberia. Raised in a poor neighborhood on the neglected outskirts of the capital Monrovia, Weah was elected president of his country last week, his victory a lesson in how sports fame can help propel figures with humble beginnings to positions of great importance. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
January 02, 2018 - 12:13 pm
George Weah's soccer talent took him from a slum surrounded by swamps in Liberia to superstardom in Paris, Milan and London, becoming the first and still only African to win FIFA's world player of the year award. That's only half the story. Raised in a poor neighborhood built on a mangrove swamp on...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. The...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 29, 2017 - 1:04 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Latest on Liberia's election (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Liberia's National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following a Dec. 26 runoff poll. The commission says their party, the Coalition for...
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Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 7:00 am
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Pedestrians walk down the centre of the road in Moncton, N.B., as a winter storm blows through Atlantic Canada on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 25, 2017 - 5:59 pm
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FILE - The eight candidates who were formally nominated to run for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation are shown in these file and handout photos. They are, top row from left, former US. national team player Paul Caligiuri, Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter, USSF vice president Carlos Cordeiro, Boston-based lawyer Steve Gans; bottom row, from left, former US. national team player Kyle Martino, former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, New York-based attorney Michael Winograd and former US. national team player Eric Wynalda. (AP Photo/File)
December 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm
The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced the eight candidates who were formally nominated to run for president of the organization. Current President Sunil Gulati said last month he will not seek a fourth term, a decision that followed the U.S. national team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World...
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December 21, 2017 - 9:22 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kalpana Jain, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) In 2017 an evangelical perspective influenced many political decisions, as President Donald Trump embraced the key constituency that...
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December 20, 2017 - 4:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul LaPointe has been eliminated from contention in the election to succeed Sunil Gulati as U.S. Soccer Federation president, leaving eight candidates for the Feb. 10 vote. The USSF released the list of candidates on Wednesday, eight days after nominations were due. Each candidate...
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December 19, 2017 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the candidates for U.S. Soccer Federation president says the governing body should not create a general manager position ahead of the election in February. Former U.S. star Paul Caligiuri, whose 1989 goal at Trinidad and Tobago put the Americans in the World Cup for the first...
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In this undated video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television via APTN in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) operatives detain a suspected member of the Islamic State group's cell in St. Petersburg, Russia. The FSB said Friday the suspects were plotting a suicide bombing and a series of other explosions in the city's busiest areas this coming weekend. (Russian Federal Security ServiceAP video via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 9:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude...
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