Nobel Peace Prize chairman demoted, first time in 114-year history

The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

TV satire burns bright as Israeli election "campfire"

When Israelis gather around the water cooler to discuss their March 17 election, odds are the conversation will turn to a television satire that has caught even US President Barack Obama`s notice in the past.

UK MP expresses concern over downsizing of visa hub in Mumbai

Expressing concern over UK's decision to downsize its crucial visa hub in Mumbai and for visa applications made in Dhaka to be decided-upon in New Delhi, Britain's longest serving Asian-origin lawmaker, Keith Vaz, has demanded a review of these decisions.

Mauritius opposition celebrate landslide victory

Mauritius` opposition coalition led by 84-year-old ex-president Anerood Jugnauth celebrated a landslide victory on Friday taking nearly three-quarters of seats in Parliament, as final election results were released.

Israel`s Labour unveils election pact with centrist Livni

Opposition Labour party leader Isaac Hertzog and centrist former justice minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday announced an alliance to contest Israel`s snap general election in March.

UK Independence Party immigration stance draws angry voters

Sat on a bench on Rochester High Street, out-of-work British labourer Paul is considering voting for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party in a crucial by-election on Thursday.

UK PM Cameron's Conservatives take largest poll lead in 4 years

 rime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives have taken their largest Ipsos-MORI poll lead over the opposition Labour party in four years, according to the company`s latest survey published on Wednesday, less than six months ahead of a national election.

Head of UK's Labour party in Scotland quits

The head of Britain`s opposition Labour party in Scotland has quit, unsettling the party in one of its heartlands ahead of national elections in May next year.

British MPs to hold non-binding vote to recognise Palestine

British lawmakers were to vote Monday on whether to recognise Palestine as a state in a debate unlikely to change government policy but laden with political symbolism.

British PM avid Cameron ahead in polls after two years

British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives on Friday took the lead in a YouGov opinion poll for the first time since March 2012, following his party conference speech.

New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout

New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit as head of the Labour Party Saturday, saying he took responsibility for last week`s General Election rout.

UK Labour party leader makes pitch for election victory

Britain`s opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband lays out his battle plan on Tuesday with an expected promise to tax wealthy homeowners in a bid to become the next prime minister.

Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Voting for New Zealand general elections ends

Voting for New Zealand`s general elections ended Saturday and counting of the ballots has begun.

Referendum battle puts Scottish Labour on backfoot

 Old loyalties are being shaken up in the campaign for Scotland`s independence referendum -- and the Labour party is feeling that more than most in its industrial heartland.

`Blair-like` PM divides French Socialists

Splits in France`s ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a "Tony Blair"-style lurch to the right.

New Zealand PM brushes off dirty tricks row in debate

Prime Minister John Key dismissed allegations of dirty tricks in the New Zealand election campaign as a "distraction" Thursday during his first televised debate with opposition leader Labour Party David Cunliffe.

New Irish Labour leader made deputy PM

Joan Burton was elected leader of the Labour Party, the junior partner in Ireland`s coalition government, and was swiftly installed as the country`s deputy prime minister.

UK Labour Party willing to work with Narendra Modi if he becomes PM

Britain`s opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power.