Thailand protesters block early election vote – BBC News

BBC NewsProtesters in Thailand have surrounded polling stations, blocking early voting ahead of next week’s general election, officials say. Crowds of flag-waving demonstrators chained the doors of polling stations shut,…

Thai Constitutional Court says election date may be put off – Xinhua

XinhuaBANGKOK, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) — The Thai Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that a general election, earlier scheduled for February 2, may be legally postponed to a later date, which…

Thailand protesters attempt to block polling stations ahead of general election – Fox News

Fox NewsBANGKOK – Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand swarmed polling stations in the capital Sunday and chained their doors shut to block voters from getting inside, reneging on a pledge not…

Thai protesters disrupt early voting for disputed election – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai anti-government protesters surrounded almost half of the polling stations in Bangkok on Sunday, election officials said, chaining doors shut and forcing the cancellation of advance voting…

Free and fair election in doubt after protesters block voters in Bangkok – The Age

The AgeProtest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he leads anti-government protesters marching through Bangkok’s shopping district. Photo: Reuters. Bangkok: Anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked many people wanting to vote early…

Thai govt offers to put off polls, protesters rebuff proposal – Business Standard

Business StandardThailand’s embattled government today said it would put off the February 2 snap polls if political rivals end their protests, but a top opposition leader rebuffed the proposal and…

Thailand protesters ‘promise not to obstruct voting’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has promised that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week’s general election. Mr Suthep says protesters will not try to stop…

Ukraine Faces More Violence as Ultimatum Nears End – ABC News

ABC NewsThick black smoke from burning tires engulfed parts of downtown Kiev as an ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early election or face street rage…

Davos 2014: business news and markets, as it happened – January 22, 2014 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk16.25 More Europe concern from Davos, where CEOs are worried that a shift to the right in May’s European parliamentary election could block reforms and make the bloc harder to…

NJ Mayor: Sandy Aid Ultimatum Came From Christie – NBC New York

NBC New YorkThe committee issued 20 new subpoenas Friday as the traffic jam plot reached deep into Christie’s administration; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs…

In a City on Okinawa, Mayor’s Re-election Deals a Blow to Marine Base … – New York Times

New York TimesThe fishing hamlet of Henoko, where Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma is to be relocated. Kyodo/Reuters. TOKYO — Efforts to relocate a Marine air base that has been…

Hollande’s political future is likely to be decided by the economy, not his affair – Irish Times

Irish TimesKnown for her volatile temperament, Valérie Trierweiler could yet do or say something that endangers François Hollande’s already poor chances of re-election. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer. Lara Marlowe. Topics: News

Cuomo: No place in New York for extreme conservatives – Buffalo News

Buffalo NewsIn fact, the Buffalo businessman and conservative who lost to Cuomo in the 2010 election has threatened to campaign not just against Cuomo but against the moderate Republican lawmakers…

New film shows flawed, human Mitt Romney – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — Mitt Romney sits on a couch in a hotel suite in Boston, surrounded by his anxious family. Someone calls to deliver the news: The returns are coming…

‘Respect my vote’ – Thai election supporters speak out – AFP

AFPBangkok — Angered by opposition protests seeking to thwart upcoming polls, a burgeoning pro-election movement in Thailand is taking a stand to demand their votes are respected, with candlelight vigils…

In long-awaited speech, Gandhi tries to boost India’s ruling party – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Gandhi makes impassioned pre-election speech to fire up Congress party. * But he is not named candidate for prime minister. * Congress faces challenge from Hindu nationalist…

Gandhi to Lead Campaign for India’s Ruling Party – ABC News

ABC NewsMembers of India’s ruling Congress party erupted in rapturous applause Friday for Rahul Gandhi, heir to the country’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who is leading the struggling party’s campaign for…

Thailand unrest: Behind Bangkok protest barricade – BBC News

BBC NewsThai demonstrators remain on the streets on the fourth day of what they say is an attempt to shutdown the capital, Bangkok. The protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra…

Egypt ‘turnout ‘high’ in boycotted referendum – officials – BBC News

BBC NewsEgyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Top election…

Polling on constitution underway in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaCAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Egyptians started casting their votes Tuesday on the country’s new draft constitution, which is widely seen as a milestone during Egypt’s political transition after Islamist…

McCain: Gates should have delayed book – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPresident Obama — criticized in a new book by his former Defense Secretary Robert Gates — found an unusual source of sympathy on Sunday: John McCain. The Republican senator…

NJ mayors who did not endorse Chris Christie question whether they’ve also … – NJ.com

NJ mayors who did not endorse Chris Christie question whether they’ve also …NJ.comHOBOKEN — In the wake of the George Washington Bridge controversy, several Democratic mayors are speaking out saying…

For Frank Thomas, election to Hall of Fame is ‘gigantic’ – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldChicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas holds up a baseball he signed Frank Thomas HOF during a news conference about his selection into the MLB Baseball Hall Of Fame…

Glavine flattered by Hall election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTom Glavine, who pitched 10 years with Maddux in the Braves’ stellar rotation, was selected by nearly 92% of the voters. He had 305 wins and two Cy Young…

Bangladesh Opposition Members Go Into Hiding – ABC News

ABC NewsOpposition members in Bangladesh have gone into hiding as police carry out sweeping raids after the country’s violent national election, a news report and a rights group said Thursday.…

Craig Biggio missed the Hall of Fame by two votes, but he’ll make it eventually – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Astros star Craig Biggio fell two votes short of the 75 percent of votes needed for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Biggio missed the…

US calls for fresh general elections in Bangladesh – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesThe US has called for fresh polls in Bangladesh that reflect the will of the people, even as it expressed strong concern over the just concluded general election which…

Bangladesh ruling party leads after one of the most violent elections in the … – Fox News

Fox NewsDHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh’s ruling party was leading in preliminary results Monday following one of the most violent elections in the country’s history, marred by street fighting, low turnout…

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League ‘wins boycotted poll’ – BBC News

BBC NewsBangladesh’s ruling Awami League has won a violence-plagued general election whose outcome was never in doubt, according to preliminary results. The opposition had boycotted the vote, and fewer than…

Bangladesh election could lead to more violence (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorThe polls closed in Bangladesh’s general election with reports of poor turnout and questions about whether the election has increased the chances of deeper political conflict in the…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Reelection Mistruths; Tuman, Siegel Videos

This Oakland News comes from Las Vegas, where I am for the New Media Expo and International CES, or CES 2014, or the Consumer Electronics Show. I have two items…

18 Die In Bangladesh Election Day Violence – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaOpposition protesters in Bangladesh firebombed polling stations and destroyed ballots for the country’s parliamentary election as violence across the country left at least 18 people dead. Polls closed…

Twelve Killed in Election-Linked Violence in Bangladesh (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekViolence on voting day in Bangladesh’s elections left at least 12 people dead as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed is set to win another five-year term amid a boycott by…

Bangladesh elections: Voters stay away as violence mars polling; 6 killed – Indian Express

Indian ExpressExpress News Service : Dhaka/ New Delhi, Sun Jan 05 2014, 14:07 hrs Small Large Print. Bangladesh Bangladeshi election officials check ballot papers and other election materials at a…

Bangladesh election: Voting begins in violence-marred poll – BBC News

BBC NewsPolls have opened in Bangladesh’s controversial election, with fewer than half the parliamentary seats being contested. The opposition, which is boycotting the vote, has begun a two-day general strike…