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Opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa waves before voting during general elections in Mallasilla, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Former president Mesa is the closest rival to President Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth term in the country's general elections. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight votePolls have closed in Bolivia after a calm election as President Evo Morales seeks an unprecedented fourth term in what is regarded as the tightest race of his political career
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Former Italian Prime Minister and founder of  the Italia Viva (Italy alive) party Matteo Renzi speaks at a meeting in Florence, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-rightFormer Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is appealing to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's party to join forces
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North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev talks to the media during a news conference at the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev say he is "disappointed and outraged" with European Union's Council decision not to start membership talks with his country. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
North Macedonia leaders agree on April 12 election dateNorth Macedonia's political leaders have agreed that an early election will be held next year, following the European Union's decision not to begin membership talks
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FILE - In this Oct. 28 2014, file photo, Botswana President Ian Khama attends a swearing-in ceremony for a second and final term as Botswana's president at the National Assembly buildings in Gaborone. Botswana's ruling party the BDF (Botswana Democratic Party) faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 after Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, announced his support for the opposition. (AP Photo/File)
Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fightBotswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight after ex-leader turns on successor
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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, shakes hands with U.N. chief, David Shearer, right, during meetings with the U.N. Security Council on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, about the status of the country's peace deal. Machar made an impassioned plea to a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation that met with him and President Salva Kiir to urge speedier progress in pulling the country out of a five-year civil war. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
South Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil warSouth Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war, seeks delay in unity government
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Some European Union nations are looking to extend moves against Turkey by getting more nations to ban arms exports to Ankara to protest the offensive in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Mogherini rues 'historic mistake' over EU membership talksEU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says EU leaders have made "an historic mistake" when they failed to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia earlier this week
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Volunteers are helping to count the voting documents for the Swiss national elections, on Sunday, Oct.20, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliamentProjections indicate that Greens have made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament
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In this image issued by 10 Downing Street, showing of an unsigned letter written by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed to the European Council President Donald Tusk asking the European Union for a delay to Brexit Saturday Oct. 19, 2019. (Downing Street via AP)
Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nearsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline
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American soldier mount the U.S. flag on a vehicle near the town of Tel Tamr, north Syria, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Kurdish-led fighters and Turkish-backed forces clashed sporadically Sunday in northeastern Syria amid efforts to work out a Kurdish evacuation from a besieged border town, the first pull-back under the terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
Kurds evacuate Syrian town in 1st pullout of cease-fireKurdish fighters and civilians have evacuated from a Syrian border town besieged by Turkish-backed fighters, the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered ceasefire
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, walks Gen. Scott Miller, right, chief of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, at the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. He told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Balbor)
US defense chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at warMark Esper is seeking a firsthand assessment of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he makes his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief
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Women walk their dogs during general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Bolivians are voting in general elections Sunday where President Evo Morales is candidate for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for BoliviansIt's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible _ if alcohol-free _ holiday for a country that imposes an unusually strict series of restrictions on voting-time activities
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A man walks inside a Bank of China branch vandalized by protestors in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters flooded the city's streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy banHong Kong protesters again flood streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands
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