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Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, gives a thumbs up after voting in the presidential runoff election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Bolsonaro is running against leftist candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party. (AP Photo/Silvia izquierdo)
October 28, 2018 - 10:41 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The latest on Brazil's presidential runoff (all times local): 11:40 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is pledging to work with Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who won the presidency of Brazil on Sunday. The White House says Trump called Bolsonaro after his victory. White...
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Salome Zurabishvili, former Georgian Foreign minister and presidential candidate, speaks to the media at a polling station during the presidential election at the polling station in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Voters in Georgia are choosing a new president for the former Soviet republic, the last time the president will be elected by direct ballot. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
October 28, 2018 - 4:49 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Residents of Georgia on Sunday voted for a new president of the former Soviet republic on the Black Sea, the last time the president will be elected by direct ballot. Opinion polls ahead of the vote suggested that none of the 25 candidates was likely to receive the absolute...
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Hesse Prime Minister and Christian Democratic top candidate Volker Pouffier smiles at a party's election party after first results of the Hesse state election were announced in Wiesbaden, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party leading with a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center-left partners in the national government. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 28, 2018 - 3:34 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. Projections showed Merkel's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as the central region of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 28, 2018 - 1:06 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local): 6 p.m. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, offers the podium to Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., right, at a GOP fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. The freshman congressman is running in a district intentionally drawn to favor Republicans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 28, 2018 - 10:13 am
As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district. He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. President Donald Trump's national disapproval ratings...
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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro smiles after receiving a honorary black belt from Jiu-Jitsu masters Robson Gracie, right, and Joao Carlos Austregesilo Athayde, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Bolsonaro was awarded the honorary black belt out a respect for surviving a recent knife attack where he was wounded in the abdomen by a crazed attacker. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 28, 2018 - 8:58 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Observers have long flirted with the idea that far-right Brazilian congressman Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in Sunday's presidential runoff, was a "tropical Trump." Bolsonaro has presented himself as someone who tells it like it is while promising to dismantle a dysfunctional...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 28, 2018 - 6:33 am
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from the midterm elections or himself. Nine days...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 27, 2018 - 10:44 pm
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from the midterm elections or himself...
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October 27, 2018 - 12:35 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 100,000 people gathered in the capital to support Congo President Joseph Kabila's successor and newly created Common Front for Congo political platform before a December presidential election. FCC candidate and former Interior Minister Emanuel Ramazani Shadary, who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a campaign rally in Brasilia's Ceilandia neighborhood, Brazil. Few people in Brazil other than Bolsonaro’s most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the Oct. 28, 2018 presidential race to lead Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
October 27, 2018 - 9:42 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As recently as two months ago, few people in Brazil other than Jair Bolsonaro's most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the race to lead Latin America's largest nation. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had...
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