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Wolves in sheep clothing: possible involvement of foreign forces in Kiev
Wolves in sheep clothing: possible involvement of foreign forces in Kiev

The press office of the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior posed a video of the shocking warfare-like protest.

Wolves in sheep clothing: possible involvement of foreign forces in Kiev
Hollande backs ban on 'anti-Semitic' comedian
Hollande backs ban on 'anti-Semitic' comedian

President Francois Hollande has backed attempts to ban controversial French comedian Dieudonne as a furore intensified over his sketches that have been widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

Hollande backs ban on 'anti-Semitic' comedian
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president

Syria could become a "Mediterranean Afghanistan" if the international community does not act to end its civil war.

Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party
First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party

A woman is for the first time bidding for the presidency in Tajikistan after an opposition bloc including an Islamic party chose a respected female rights lawyer as its candidate in the majority Muslim country.

First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. ©REUTERS
Elder Bush shaves head in support of child with cancer

Former US President George HW Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with the young son of a member of his security detail who is suffering from leukemia.

Elder Bush shaves head in support of child with cancer
Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps
Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps

President Barack Obama's approval ratings took a hit over the past month as he wrestled with controversies over the IRS, Benghazi and the secret seizure of journalists' phone records.

Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps
Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM
Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing a two-year rebellion against his rule, will run for a third term in 2014 if the people want him to.

Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM
Argentina's President Crisitina Fernandez de Kirchner and her husband former president Nestor Kirchner. ©REUTERS/Bernardino Avila
Argentina marks 10 years of Kirchner rule

The "Era K," as the decade-old rule of Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Nestor is known in Argentina, is showing its age.

Argentina marks 10 years of Kirchner rule
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term

With time ticking down to get things done in his final term, President Barack Obama risks suffering long-term consequences from a series of scandals that have hit the White House in recent days.

Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
Hollande's headache worsens as France slips into recession
Hollande's headache worsens as France slips into recession

President Francois Hollande's nagging headache to reboot the French economy has turned into a migraine as the economy slipped into its second recession in four years, fuelling speculation of an impending cabinet reshuffle.

Hollande's headache worsens as France slips into recession
Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary
Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to mark Socialist President Francois Hollande's first year in office by accusing him of turning his back on the left.

Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary
Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure
Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pardoned Sunday a close ally of jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko as several thousands rallied in Kiev to protest his policies amid rising political tensions.

Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure
Capriles: Venezuela campaign a war of good vs evil
Capriles: Venezuela campaign a war of good vs evil

Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles raised the rhetorical stakes Sunday, casting his campaign against interim president Nicolas Maduro as a spiritual struggle of good versus evil.

Capriles: Venezuela campaign a war of good vs evil
French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey
French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey

French President Francois Hollande's popularity plummeted in March, with 67 percent of his countrymen saying they were dissatisfied with his performance and less than a third of them saying they were happy with it.

French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey
Xi's 'Chinese dream' aims to boost party: analysts
Xi's 'Chinese dream' aims to boost party: analysts

New leader Xi Jinping has urged China to pursue the "Chinese dream" but experts say behind the grandiose words, he is single-minded in his aim to bolster Communist Party rule.

Xi's 'Chinese dream' aims to boost party: analysts
Maduro wants US help to stop plot to kill Capriles
Maduro wants US help to stop plot to kill Capriles

Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro urged US President Barack Obama on Sunday to halt an alleged plot to kill opposition leader Henrique Capriles ahead of the April 14 presidential vote.

Maduro wants US help to stop plot to kill Capriles
Venezuela election fight to succeed Chavez begins
Venezuela election fight to succeed Chavez begins

Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez on Monday, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.

Venezuela election fight to succeed Chavez begins
Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral
Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro took over as acting president late Friday in a ceremony rejected by the opposition after a tearful farewell to Hugo Chavez during a rousing state funeral for the firebrand leftist.

Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral
Castro and Chavez, a father-son bond until death
Castro and Chavez, a father-son bond until death

In the end, the aging mentor outlived his socialist protege.

Castro and Chavez, a father-son bond until death
Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?
Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?

The Venezuelan leader calls his rival the "prince of the parasitic bourgeoisie," rambles on for hours on state-run television and caps his speeches by shouting "Viva la revolucion!"

Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?