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Swiss vote to ban paedophiles from working with kids Switzerland on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for a harsher stance against convicted paedophiles by banning them from working with children for life.
19 мая 2014
Mayor Rob Ford. ©Reuters/Mark Blinch Toronto mayor votes against Mandela street honor Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford voted against naming a street in honor of Nelson Mandela on Wednesday before later claiming he had cast his ballot in error.
04 апреля 2014
Photo courtesy of pond5.com Kazakhstan abstains from voting on UN General Assembly resolution against secession referendum in Crimea The vote on the nonbinding resolution was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining.
28 марта 2014
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.
14 февраля 2014
Cameron urges UK to unite to stop Scottish independence British Prime Minister David Cameron will urge people in all parts of the United Kingdom on Friday to try to persuade Scots to vote 'no' in their referendum on independence.
07 февраля 2014
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide Egyptians queued to vote amid tight security Tuesday in a referendum on a new constitution likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
15 января 2014
Deadlocked Bangladesh swears in contested parliament Bangladesh's newly elected lawmakers took the parliamentary oath on Thursday after an election condemned as a farce by critics, with the country's battling political leaders still locked in a deadly confrontation
09 января 2014
Syria opposition re-elects Jarba as leader Syria's main opposition National Coalition re-elected Ahmad Jarba as its leader during a general assembly meeting in Istanbul on Sunday, the coalition said in a statement.
06 января 2014
Madagascar votes for new president Madagascans voted Friday for a new president and parliament in run-off elections aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.
20 декабря 2013
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos' Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday won a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, promising to push through a pro-European reform agenda and fight populism.
12 декабря 2013
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
11 декабря 2013
Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote The head of Honduras' electoral tribunal on Wednesday declared conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the presidential poll, amid allegations of vote-rigging from the losing leftist candidate.
28 ноября 2013
Vote looms to expel Italy's Berlusconi from parliament Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in for a tumultuous week that will likely see him booted out of parliament and shift into opposition to a government where he is still formally a coalition partner.
25 ноября 2013
Venezuela's Maduro closes in on powers by decree Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was a step closer to getting the votes he needs to govern by decree after his ruling party ousted an opposition lawmaker from parliament on Tuesday.
14 ноября 2013
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights' The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights Friday after suspending funding to the organisation in 2011 over Palestinian admission, a source from the UN agency.
09 ноября 2013
Italy's Letta tipped to defeat Berlusconi challenge Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is tipped to win a nail-biting parliamentary confidence vote Wednesday which would deal a major blow to Silvio Berlusconi but could leave Italy more frail than ever.
02 октября 2013
Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law Tens of thousands of opponents of government plans to legalise gay marriage marched in Paris Sunday two days before a final vote on the bill, which has provoked fierce and sometimes violent protests.
22 апреля 2013
Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance in Havana Sunday to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo.
04 февраля 2013
Italy faces vote as Monti leaves, Berlusconi returns Italy was preparing prepared for early elections Sunday after Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would soon resign and Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run for the top job for the sixth time in two decades.
10 декабря 2012
Charles Darwin. Photo courtesy of emersonket.com Darwin earns 4,000-plus votes in US election Charles Darwin earned more than 4,000 votes in a US congressional race from voters protesting the unopposed candidacy of an ardent creationist.
10 ноября 2012

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