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Afghanistan's former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has claimed that he is the winner of the presidential run-off, dismissing the election commission's announcement that his rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is leading with 56.44 percent of votes. According to preliminary results released by Afghanistan's...

Afghanistan's former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is leading with 56.44 percent of votes in the presidential run-off, according to preliminary results released on Monday. Announcing the results at a news conference, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Ghani's rival and...

The new leader of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament says the group's priority for this term will be to tackle inequality in Europe. "The middle class is being marginalised," Italian MEP Gianni Pittella said on Monday after becoming the new leader of the centre-left group. "We...