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British voters would choose to quit EU: poll

Britain would vote to quit the European Union if Prime Minister David Cameron's promised referendum was held today.

British voters would choose to quit EU: poll
Age counts as ex-Communist, aristocrat eye Czech presidency
Age counts as ex-Communist, aristocrat eye Czech presidency

Milos Zeman, a bold veteran of the Czech left, takes on eccentric Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg on Friday and Saturday in the tight round-two battle of the republic's first direct presidential election.

Age counts as ex-Communist, aristocrat eye Czech presidency
Netanyahu wins but weakened by centrist newcomer
Netanyahu wins but weakened by centrist newcomer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to remain in power despite the poor showing by his Likud-Beitenu list, which will push him into an alliance with the centrist Yesh Atid, the surprise winner of Tuesday's vote.

Netanyahu wins but weakened by centrist newcomer
Israelis vote in elections seen swinging to the right
Israelis vote in elections seen swinging to the right

Polls opened on Tuesday in Israel's general election, which is expected to return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power at the head of a government of hardline right-wing and religious parties.

Israelis vote in elections seen swinging to the right
Merkel to huddle with party after bitter loss in state poll
Merkel to huddle with party after bitter loss in state poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced to size up her election year strategy Monday after a bitter defeat to the centre-left opposition in a cliffhanger state poll.

Merkel to huddle with party after bitter loss in state poll
Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability
Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability

Israel's voting system reflects the many different political currents in society, but it has also been behind the repeated failure of governments to form stable coalitions.

Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability
German poll kicks off do-or-die year for Merkel alliance
German poll kicks off do-or-die year for Merkel alliance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her first test at the polls in a general election year Sunday with a state vote that could prove even more decisive for her flailing coalition partners.

German poll kicks off do-or-die year for Merkel alliance
Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment
Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment

International criticism mounted Saturday over a move to impeach Sri Lanka's chief justice, with Britain demanding protection for the incumbent and the beleaguered legal profession in the former colony.

Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment
Czechs vote to replace eurosceptic president Klaus
Czechs vote to replace eurosceptic president Klaus

Austerity-weary Czechs vote Friday and Saturday in the country's first-ever direct presidential election.

Czechs vote to replace eurosceptic president Klaus
Czechs to vote in first direct presidential election
Czechs to vote in first direct presidential election

Czechs vote Friday and Saturday in their country's first direct presidential election, with recession, austerity and graft weighing heavily on the nation as it turns the page on a decade under ardent eurosceptic Vaclav Klaus.

Czechs to vote in first direct presidential election
US fiscal cliff deal boosts world markets
US fiscal cliff deal boosts world markets

World markets soared Wednesday after a tense New Year break, relieved after US lawmakers agreed a last-minute deal to avert massive tax hikes and pull their nation back from the fiscal cliff.

US fiscal cliff deal boosts world markets
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US House to vote imminently on 'fiscal cliff' deal

The House of Representatives will vote late Tuesday on a bill already approved by the Senate to avert huge New Year tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff".

US House to vote imminently on 'fiscal cliff' deal
Egypt waits on referendum results; opposition cries fraud
Egypt waits on referendum results; opposition cries fraud

Egypt on Monday was awaiting official results of a referendum on a new constitution reportedly backed by two-thirds of voters but which the opposition alleged was riddled with fraud.

Egypt waits on referendum results; opposition cries fraud
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution

Egypt's opposition said on Sunday it will appeal a referendum seen as voting in a new constitution backed by ruling Islamists, and vowed to keep up a struggle that has spawned weeks of protests and instability.

Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter
Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter

Egyptians voted on Saturday in the final round of a referendum on a new constitution championed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist allies against fierce protests from the secular-leaning opposition.

Egyptians vote on controversial draft charter
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Record backing expected for UN anti-death penalty vote

A record number of countries are expected to back a UN General Assembly call for a moratorium on capital punishment on Thursday.

Record backing expected for UN anti-death penalty vote
South Koreans vote in presidential election
South Koreans vote in presidential election

South Koreans cast their votes Wednesday in a tight and potentially historic presidential election that could result in Asia's fourth-largest economy selecting its first female leader.

South Koreans vote in presidential election
Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
Divided Egypt votes on new constitution

Egyptians vote Saturday on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested by a secular-leaning opposition that failed to scupper the referendum with mass protests.

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
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Candidate, 94, uses funeral fund for Japan election

A 94-year-old man who cashed in his funeral savings to use as an election deposit was out canvassing for votes Friday, just two days ahead of Japan's general election.

Candidate, 94, uses funeral fund for Japan election
Ghana opposition claims fraud in tight presidential vote
Ghana opposition claims fraud in tight presidential vote

Ghana's main opposition party on Sunday alleged fraud in the country's tight presidential election, claiming it had evidence that its candidate had won the vote even before official results were declared.

Ghana opposition claims fraud in tight presidential vote