Russia announced it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, sparking an angry reaction from Washington and Kiev's newly elected pro-Western leaders.
Pro-Western and nationalist parties scored a crushing victory in Ukraine's snap parliamentary polls, which were boycotted by pro-Russian rebels.
Ukraine's parliamentary polls was meant to help bring a shattered nation together, but the frontline city of Mariupol is in no mood for reconciliation.
Mozambique heads to the polls a tough test for Frelimo, the party that has ruled the resource-rich country since independence in 1975.
Confidence in embattled French President Francois Hollande has plunged to a new all-time low of 13 percent.
Organisers urged Hong Kong's government to take seriously an unofficial referendum on democratic reform after nearly 800,000 people voted in the Chinese city, but state media in Beijing dismissed the ballot as unpatriotic.
The ex-army chief who ousted Egypt's first democratically elected leader and crushed his Islamist movement was set for a landslide presidential election win on Tuesday, the final day of voting.
The main airport in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk shut down on Monday after being raided by dozens of armed separatists who vowed to keep up their resistance a day after presidential polls.
Voters headed to the polls Monday in the final phase of India's marathon election, with hardliner Narendra Modi expected to lead his Hindu nationalists to victory after 10 years of Congress party rule.
Security personnel cast their ballots nationwide Monday ahead of Iraq's first election since US troops withdrew, amid attacks on voting centres and fears the country is slipping into all-out conflict.
The latest stage of India's massive five-week election was marred by bloody violence Thursday, with a landmine triggered by Maoist insurgents killing at least five policemen in an insurgency-hit eastern state.
Clashes in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election wounded around 70 people, local sources said.
Most Americans do not know how to locate Ukraine on the world map, while at the same time support use of U.S. military forces in the country.
Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solis was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.
Most of Almaty residents intend to spend Nauryz holiday at home with their families or enjoying the spring outdoors.
Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election.
A list of the most popular gifts for March 8 -- the International Women's Day -- in Kazakhstan has been made.
Fireworks will light up the skies above Riga when Latvia adopts the euro on January 1, but on the ground the feeling will be far from festive among those fearing the impact of the switch.
The poll involved 2.7 thousand employees in Kazakhstan and showed that most of the respondents felt themselves out of place.
The poll that covered 2.4 thousand people showed that 68 percent of respondents had manipulated their employers at least once.
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