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Vice President Joe Biden, who is keeping his options open for the 2016 presidential election, will visit the early voting state of New Hampshire on Tuesday. The vice president's office said Biden will hold an event in Nashua highlighting "workforce development and the value of on-the-job training opportunities". Biden has expressed interest in running in 2016 in the race to choose a successor to President Barack Obama but is said to be waiting to see whether Democrat Hillary Clinton decides to run.
Thailand's constitutional court has declared the country's February 2 general election invalid as it breached a law requiring that the polling process be completed on the same day nationwide. The opposition's boycott of the vote and widespread anti-government protests meant that candidates were not fielded in 28 constituencies. It had been expected that voting would take place in those areas at a later date. However, the court's six to three majority verdict cannot be appealed, meaning a new general election must be held across the South East Asian country. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called elections in December, in an attempt to end political unrest.
The Congress, fighting negative public perception and with a demoralised cadre following a spate of opinion polls predicting a rout for the party in the coming elections, is having a tough time finding winnable candidates with some leaders unwilling to take the plunge and some others deserting the party to join its main rival BJP. Some others want a change of seats.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul on Friday criticized the country's attempted blockade of Twitter Inc., breaking his monthlong social-media silence with a tweet to counter longtime ally Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's move to stifle mounting challenges to his government nine days before critical elections.
"The wholesale shuttering of social media platforms cannot be approved," Mr. Gul tweeted from his official account, joining millions of Turkish Twitter users who have already breached the ban by using private servers that bypass the country to get around the blackout.