Belarus strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Monday fired his foreign minister as part of a sweeping reshuffle that follows a diplomatic crisis in ties with Sweden after a pro-democracy stunt.
A Republican senatorial candidate triggered a firestorm of criticism Sunday, including a rebuff from Mitt Romney's campaign, after he suggested that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy.
South Korea's ruling party overwhelmingly voted for the daughter of an assassinated dictator to be its presidential candidate Monday, the first time a major party has chosen a woman to run for the post.
Mitt Romney lashed Barack Obama as "angry and desperate" Tuesday and told him to take his "hate" home to Chicago in an outburst which prompted the president's camp to brand him "unhinged."
Republican candidate Mitt Romney vowed to restore American strength and avert "fiscal calamity" Sunday, as his re-energized presidential campaign drew a furious Democratic response.
London mayor Boris Johnson has had a golden political Olympics, emerging for the first time as a serious contender for prime minister despite -- or perhaps because of -- his clownish antics.
Libya's National Transitional Council on Wednesday handed power to a new assembly, in a symbolic move marking a peaceful transition following the overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi's 40-year dictatorship.
Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt rating outlook to negative Tuesday, saying the worsening economy and political challenges could soon force another downgrade.
US President Barack Obama joked Monday that his election foe Mitt Romney's tax plans would rob from the middle class to help the rich -- "like Robin Hood in reverse."
Senior White House adviser David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran.
The US Senate late Thursday confirmed career diplomat James Cunningham as President Barack Obama's new ambassador to Afghanistan.
World powers traded blame on Friday after Kofi Annan quit as international peace envoy to Syria, complaining that his initiative to end the bloodshed there never received the support it deserved.
Romania's suspended president Traian Basescu survived an impeachment vote due to low turnout, according to provisional figures released by the polling panel.
Ghana President John Atta Mills died suddenly Tuesday, hours after being taken ill and months before he was to seek re-election in a country seen as a bastion of democracy in west Africa.
Libya's liberal coalition outscored Islamist parties in preliminary results unveiled by the electoral commission Tuesday -- but it remained unclear who will dominate the next congress.
Republican Mitt Romney on Friday angrily blunted "false" attacks about his time at Bain Capital but did not cede to demands to release more tax returns that have dogged his White House bid.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday clashed with President Barack Obama over how serious a security threat Iranian ally Venezuela poses to the US.
Tunisia's ruling Islamist party Ennahda holds its first congress at home in 24 years on Thursday, seeking to clarify its strategy against a backdrop of political and religious tensions in the country.
Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament was set to convene on Tuesday in defiance of the powerful military following a decree by newly elected President Mohamed Morsi to reinstate the assembly.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut Monday, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland.
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