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Donald Trump changes tune and endorses Mitt Romney

Speaking at a packed news conference yesterday in his Las Vegas hotel, and flanked by Romney and his wife, Ann, Trump said: “Mitt is tough, he’s sharp, he’s smart. He’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love."

Donald Trump to make an endorsement announcement

Reality TV show host and business magnate Donald Trump will endorse a GOP presidential bid today, just days before Republicans in Nevada head to the polls to choose who is best equipped to take on President Obama in November’s election.

Congo President Joseph Kabila's party loses seats: results

The outcome could weaken Kabila’s control over the central African country and make it harder for him to pass legislation and constitutional reforms to further consolidate his position. 

French election favorite François Hollande flour-bombed

The attacker, who claims that police are monitoring her movements and her life has been threatened, ran onto the podium where Hollande was standing to sign a “social contract” and threw flour on him.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu triumphs in Likud leadership vote

While general elections are slated to take place in late 2013, Netanyahu may plump for an early contest to take advantage of high popularity ratings and try to win a second term before US presidential elections in November.

Mexico’s drug war gets political

Violence around Mexican gubernatorial election could be dangerous spark
A wave of killings in the lead up to a gubernatorial election in the native state of Mexican President Felipe Calderon raise the specter of the relentless drug war becoming more political. Altogether there have been more than 20 murders during the campaigns for the Nov. 13 vote in Michoacan, in which the president’s own sister, Luisa Maria Calderon, is leading the race.
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