India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC
India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC

Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

NRIs should vote in panchayat, municipal polls: Congress

NRIs can participate in democracy in the true sense only after they are allowed to vote in grassroots elections to representative bodies like panchayat and municipalities, Congress Goa unit president Luizinho Faleiro said on Monday.

Anti-Semitic joke backfires on Indignado Madrid official

An anti-Semitic joke that a newly elected official from the Spanish Indignados (Outraged) movement tweeted in 2011 unleashed a storm of criticism Sunday, a day after his group took over the Madrid city council.

Hillary the `rock` of the family: Bill Clinton
Hillary the `rock` of the family: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton said in an interview aired Sunday that he admires his wife Hillary as she makes her second run for the White House, defending her integrity in the face of attacks.

Independent makes history in Mexico governor race

A foul-mouthed rancher nicknamed "El Bronco" shook up Mexico`s midterm elections, riding a wave of discontent with political parties to become the first independent to win a governorship.

Mexico mobilizes army to prevent election boycotts

Mexico deployed police officers and soldiers across the country Saturday to ensure voters could cast their ballots in midterm elections that have been threatened in places by teacher-organized boycotts.

US opposes third term for Rwanda`s Kagame: Diplomat

The United States would oppose any moves to allow Rwanda`s President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in office, a State Department diplomat told AFP on Friday.

Luxembourg referendum could give foreigners voting rights

Luxembourg could blaze a trail in the EU when it votes Sunday on whether to grant full voting rights to foreigners who make up nearly half of the population, as part of an unprecedented triple referendum.

Regional summit on Burundi crisis opens in Tanzania

East African leaders opened a summit in Tanzania on Sunday aimed at helping resolve the crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza`s divisive bid to stand for a third term.

Italians vote in local polls posing test for Berlusconi
Italians vote in local polls posing test for Berlusconi

Italians voted Sunday in regional elections seen as a key measure of the fading fortunes of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi and an important test for centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. 

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.

UK referendum question will be a `Yes` to stay in EU: Reports

British voters will be asked to vote "Yes" or "No" on remaining in the European Union in a referendum to be held by the end of 2017, media reported Wednesday.

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.

Conservative newcomer Duda wins Polish presidential cliffhanger

Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda has won a surprise victory in Poland`s presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending.

State Department releases first Clinton emails

The State Department on Friday released a first batch of emails by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, relating to Libya and a 2012 militant attack on the US mission in Benghazi.

Polish presidential run-off a razor-edge race

Poland`s presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win

 Poles vote Sunday in the first round of a presidential election after a lacklustre campaign focused on national security and social issues, with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski expected to win, but not without a struggle.

Iran urges more active British diplomacy after Cameron win

A top adviser to the Iranian president called on Saturday for a more active British foreign policy in the Middle East after Prime Minister David Cameron`s upset election victory.

Clashes, protests hit Guinea over vote timing

 Clashes pitted Guinea`s security forces against protesters in Conakry who demanded a revision of an election timetable that they say stacks the odds in the regime`s favour, an AFP journalist and witnesses said.

Final push in Britain`s knife-edge election

The Conservatives and Labour launched their final push on Monday to woo voters ahead of this week`s British general election, as potential kingmaker parties marked out their territory.