President Goodluck Jonathan was neck-and-neck with his main opposition challenger in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday, with tensions and fears of violence running high as results trickled in. The presidential election pitting Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is the closest in Nigeria's history, and the first with a credible opposition challenge. International election observers gave broadly positive reactions to the conduct of the vote, despite late delivery of election materials and technical glitches with new voter authentication devices. Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) won five states while Jonathan, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took three plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will be unable to repay massive bailout debts without eventually restructuring them, the prime minister said, as pressure from lenders mounted on Athens to produce viable cost-cutting reforms to unlock emergency funds and prevent default.