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Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks
Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

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.

Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks
Former guerrilla favorite in El Salvador run-off vote
Former guerrilla favorite in El Salvador run-off vote

Voters in El Salvador cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to crown the current vice president, a former guerrilla commander, as the country's new leader.

Former guerrilla favorite in El Salvador run-off vote
N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win
N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

North Korea's state media confirmed Monday what was never in doubt -- a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency

Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority
Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority

Mauritania's ruling UPR party has won a ruling majority in parliament after a second round of legislative elections.

Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority
Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year
Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year

Kazakhstan star boxer Gennady Golovkin, WBA and IBO middleweight World Champion, has been nominated for the title of the WBN Fighter of the Year 2013.

Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year
Conservative Hernandez leading Honduras presidential race: official
Conservative Hernandez leading Honduras presidential race: official

Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was leading in Honduras's presidential vote Sunday, garnering 34.97 percent of the vote.

Conservative Hernandez leading Honduras presidential race: official
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote

The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.

Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Slovenian PM wins confidence vote
Slovenian PM wins confidence vote

Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek won an important confidence vote in parliament early Friday, securing political support for her plan to fix the eurozone country's troubled banking system without outside help.

Slovenian PM wins confidence vote
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Ahim Rani
S. Korea president addresses suspicions of poll-meddling

S. Korean President Park Geun-Hye vowed to ensure the political neutrality of government agencies, as she addressed allegations that the domestic spy service interfered in last year's presidential election.

S. Korea president addresses suspicions of poll-meddling
Mid-term elections a key test for Argentina's Kirchner
Mid-term elections a key test for Argentina's Kirchner

Voting got under way in Argentina Sunday in midterm elections that observers said could mark the beginning of President Cristina Kirchner's political unraveling.

Mid-term elections a key test for Argentina's Kirchner
Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis
Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis

Poverty-wracked Madagascar began voting Friday in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the country out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup.

Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis
UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote
UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday joined international opposition to the cancellation of a presidential election in the Maldives that has heightened tensions in the Indian Ocean nation.

UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said Monday it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.

'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament
Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament

Cash-strapped Ireland voted in a referendum on Friday on whether to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's controversial proposals to abolish the upper house of parliament.

Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament
Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament
Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament

Ireland votes on Friday on whether to abolish its upper house of parliament, a historic move that Prime Minister Enda Kenny argues will save money but which critics say is a power grab.

Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament
Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections
Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections

Portugal's opposition Socialists inflicted a stinging defeat on the Social Democrats in local elections as voters displayed their frustrations at the government's austerity measures.

Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections
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Swiss region bans full-face Muslim veil

Voters in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region Sunday slapped a ban on wearing full-face veils, a move condemned by the country's Muslim community and Amnesty International.

Swiss region bans full-face Muslim veil
Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond. ©Reuters/Russell Cheyne
With year to go, Scotland divided over independence

Voting for Scottish independence is "common sense", the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insisted a year to the day before Scotland votes in a referendum.

With year to go, Scotland divided over independence
Voting starts in Norway, centre-right win predicted
Voting starts in Norway, centre-right win predicted

Norwegians started voting Monday in legislative elections likely to lead to a centre-right victory and a government of Conservatives and anti-immigration populists.

Voting starts in Norway, centre-right win predicted