Peaceful elections in Nigeria 'absolutely critical': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that peaceful and timely elections were vital in Nigeria, where the country is battling a deadly insurgency by Boko Haram.

Opposition rally venue attacked in southern Nigeria: Police

Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a planned opposition rally outside southern Nigeria`s oil city of Port Harcourt early Saturday, though police said no lives were lost.

Bribe remark: Arvind Kejriwal's double standard on the issue of corruption?-Part 2

Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday appealed to the people to accept money doled out by both the Congress and the BJP but cast their votes in favour of the AAP in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Bribe remark: Arvind Kejriwal's double standard on the issue of corruption?

Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday appealed to the people to accept money doled out by both the Congress and the BJP but cast their votes in favour of the AAP in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Merkel says she wants Greece to 'remain part of our story'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she wanted Greece to "remain part of our story", ahead of elections this weekend which could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and determine whether the country stays in the eurozone.

Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics
Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics

Three-quarters of Boston-area residents say that they should get a chance to vote on a planned bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

If a person can vote, he can censor a film too: Shekhar Kapur
If a person can vote, he can censor a film too: Shekhar Kapur

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur today said there should be no censorship for anyone above the age of 16.

The director, who was in the city for a panel discussion with FICCI Ladies Organisation, said if a person can vote, he can censor a film too.

Greece faces crucial vote that could trigger election

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces a vote in parliament on Monday that will decide whether the country goes to snap elections that could bring the leftwing Syriza party to power and derail an international bailout.

Incumbent president and conservative rival in Croatia run-off: Exit polls

Croatia`s centre-left President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will face off in a run-off vote on January 11 after neither candidate won an outright majority in the first round, exit polls showed Sunday.

'UNSC to vote on Palestinian statehood bid by Monday'

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution calling for the recognition of the Palestinian state by Monday, says Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Jharkhand votes for stability

Yearning for change, Jharkhand has voted BJP to power with the Assembly poll results handing out defeat to three former chief ministers in their home turfs indicating the electorate's disenchantment with status quo.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbekistan voters cast ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov`s policies.

Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

French lawmakers voted Tuesday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace.

Israel heads for likely early vote over coalition crisis

 Israel looks set to hold early elections within months following a crisis within the ruling rightwing coalition provoked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said Tuesday. 

Greenlanders go to polls in vote dominated by economy

Greenland voters were casting their ballots Friday in an early election dominated by harsh economic reality as the world`s largest island struggles to capitalise on its huge natural riches.

Assembly polls: Voting underway in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand

Polling is underway in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies of Jharkhand in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Assembly.

Polling is also undrrway for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Okinawa vote may determine fate of US base

Residents of Japan`s Okinawa island chain were Sunday electing a governor, a vote which could hamper efforts to relocate a major US military base as the two countries try to strengthen their alliance.

British government under fire over European vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s government came under fire in parliament on Monday for apparently backing out of a vote on joining an EU-wide arrest warrant system under a threat of rebellion by eurosceptic lawmakers.

Catalonia holds vote on independence

Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia Sunday decided to vote in an informal poll on independence as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged the people to return to "sanity", media reports said.