Cental Africa`s interim government sets election dates

The Central African Republic`s interim government on Friday announced a new calendar for delayed elections, with the first round of presidential and legislative votes to be held on October 18.

Danish general election goes down to the wire

Denmark`s centre-left government and right-wing opposition are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of Thursday`s general election, with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt staging a major comeback thanks to a resurgent economy.

Turkey's Kurds determined to push for peace after historic vote

Emboldened by an historic election victory that has transformed their country`s political landscape, Turkey`s Kurds on Monday said they were determined to press Ankara to restart peace efforts to end three decades of insurgency.

Turkey's Erdogan says no party has mandate to govern alone after election

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday no party had won a mandate to govern alone in a parliamentary election and urged all political parties to work towards preserving an environment of confidence and stability in the country.

Turks vote in election set to shape Erdogan''s legacy

President Tayyip Erdogan sought a crushing victory for his vision of a "new Turkey" at elections on Sunday that would furnish him with sweeping executive powers opponents say could undermine democracy.

Luxembourg votes on giving foreigners full voting rights

 Luxembourg went to the polls Sunday in a landmark referendum on whether to give foreign nationals, who make up nearly half the population, full voting rights.

Shiv Sena blames BJP for not fulfilling Ram Mandir promise post election win

Shiv Sena has blamed BJP for not fulfilling the Ram Mandir promise post election win.

Teams to monitor TN bypoll from where Jayalalithaa seeks re-election

Separate teams of flying squads, static and video surveillance squads have been formed to monitor election expenditure to the RK Nagar Assembly constituency bypoll on June 27, from where AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will contest.

Turkey`s Erdogan threatens daily over Syria arms video

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an opposition daily which published footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to the state intelligence service carrying weapons to rebels in Syria, vowing it will pay a "heavy price".

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt FIFA congress
Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt FIFA congress

Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly interrupted the FIFA congress on Friday with world football`s governing body set to vote later on whether to expel Israel from the organisation.

Handshakes for Nigeria`s Buhari as he arrives for swearing in

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari arrived at Eagle Square in the capital Abuja on Friday for his historic inauguration after he won the first ever opposition victory over a sitting president.

Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Sepp Blatter
Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Sepp Blatter

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer`s governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game.

Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials
Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

A top Olympic official about to join FIFA`s executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation to detain FIFA members in a corruption raid.

Danes talk tough on immigration ahead of election

"Unwanted" and "uncivilised" -- foreigners are sometimes shocked by the blunt tone of Denmark`s debate on Muslim immigration, and with a general election around the corner politicians show no sign of toning it down.

Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA graft probe
Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA graft probe

Brazil`s Football Confederation (CBF) and the country`s president said Wednesday they backed a corruption probe into FIFA, as one of seven people detained, Jose Maria Marin, was sidelined as CBF number two.

Ethiopia`s ruling party wins election landslide: Official

Ethiopia`s ruling party and its allies have won an overwhelming majority in parliament in weekend elections, the country`s electoral board announced Wednesday.

Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich
Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals.

Putin wants `constructive` Poland ties after Duda presidential win

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.

Ethiopians vote in first election without former strongman

Ethiopians started voting on Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first polls since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, and the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.

Erdogan plays religion card in tight Turkey polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has controversially turned religion into a campaign issue in the officially secular country`s upcoming polls, which promise to be the biggest election challenge yet for the ruling party.