Afghan presidential candidate rules out coalition deal

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday, quashing hopes for a power-sharing deal to defuse tensions that have threatened to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines.

Coalition commotion turns Kerala poll scene turbulent

Upsetting the calculations of a smooth run by rival fronts, electoral scene in Kerala has turned turbulent.

US Sikhs to report airport abuse by smartphone application

Sikh activists, fed up with being singled out at US airports, launched an updated smartphone application to make it easier for passengers to file complaints.

Hooda slams BJP for `attempts` to form coalitions against him

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today attacked BJP for "attempts" to form coalitions against him, saying the opposition party was confused on which way to take.

German Parl holds first meeting as coalition talks continue

Germany`s Parliament has reconvened for the first time since Angela Merkel`s stunning hat-trick win in last month`s elections, with the new speaker asking the two biggest parties to make sure that the opposition can fully function if they form the next government.

German Greens pull out of coalition talks with Merkel

Germany`s Green party pulled out of coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives.

J&K govt defunct due to fissures in the ruling coalition: PDP

PDP on Sunday said the present dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir has become defunct due to fissures in the coalition.

Angela Merkel romps to victory in German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a landslide personal victory in a German election on Sunday, putting her within reach of the first absolute majority in parliament in half a century, a ringing endorsement of her steady leadership in the euro crisis.

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town: Coalition

Syrian rebels who seized an entry to a Christian town north of Damascus this week have now withdrawn to protect religious and archaeological sites there, an opposition statement said.

`Trusted` alliance must continue in interest of people of Bihar: BJP

With an end to the alliance with the JD(U) looking imminent, the BJP said it is in the interest of the people of Bihar that this trusted coalition continues.

European press doubts Italian coalition can last

European editorialists were sceptical that the Italian government sworn in on Sunday, an unlikely alliance of bitter rivals, could survive very long and tackle the country`s economic woes.

Will seek broad and stable coalition: Israeli PM

Following a pyrrhic victory, Israel`s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would seek a "broad and stable" coalition.

Croatia recognises Syrian opposition coalition

Croatia has recognised the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the only legitimate representative of the people.

UK coalition to publish pledge account

Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg delayed publishing an audit of their hits and misses, according to a media report

Coalition to last its full term: David Cameron

David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg on Tuesday said their coalition government would last a full five year-term.

Syrian opposition coalition to open office in Turkey

The Syrian opposition coalition --National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNCROF) -- will soon open its office in Istanbul.

Small coalitions ideal, says Maharashtra Governor

Coalitions with less number of parties at the Centre and states would ensure more accountability and good governance, Maha Governor K Sankaranarayanan said.

Cong busy placating allies, has forgotten aam admi: BJP

BJP took a dig at the Congress over its stand off with NCP saying it did not know how to run a coalition and was busy placating allies.

Greek conservative head sworn in as PM

Antonis Samaras, has been sworn in as Prime Minister to head a three-party coalition that will uphold the country`s international bailout commitments.

BJP to Cong: Withdraw support if NC is a hurdle

BJP: Congress must withdraw support to the coalition government, if NC is not cooperating in extension of 73rd and 74th amendment act in the state.