Rioting broke out in Belfast late Friday in the latest flare of violence in Northern Ireland, just hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the troubled British province urging peace.
Ghanain voters head to the polls Friday, with two main presidential candidates vying to lead a booming economy in a country seeking to live up to its promise as a beacon of democracy in turbulent West Africa.
A far-left candidate polling at around one percent in South Korea's presidential candidate stole the campaign's first TV debate with a scathing attack on conservative front-runner Park Geun-Hye.
Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani won primaries on Sunday to lead Italy's centre-left but now faces the challenge of uniting different currents in his party.
The Maldivian parliament Monday voted to hold a secret vote on a no-confidence motion against President Mohamed Waheed in a move that threatens the leader who took charge during turmoil less than a year ago.
The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, inflicting a major diplomatic defeat on the United States and Israel.
A divisive panel boycotted by liberals and Christians was set Thursday to vote on a draft new Egyptian constitution, amid mounting protests over President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.
A record 110 countries on Monday backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty.
Sierra Leoneans voted Saturday in general elections as the west African country continues to recover from a brutal civil war while beginning to reap the benefits of a mining boom.
Mitt Romney, in his first remarks since an unexpectedly lopsided election loss to Barack Obama, blamed his defeat Wednesday on "gifts" showered by the president on his female, African-American and Hispanic supporters.
US President Barack Obama was inching towards victory on Tuesday as results poured in from the US presidential election, as Mitt Romney struggled to win vital swing states.
Election officials in Ukraine on Monday called a re-vote in five districts as thousands of people protested in central Kiev against alleged fraud in parliamentary elections won by the ruling party.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both confidently predicted victory Monday, as they rallied supporters in the dying hours of a bitter White House race, which the US president leads by a whisker.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained in a virtual tie in the latest opinion polls released Sunday, just two days before the White House election.
Few want to even think about it, but the 2012 US election result could be clouded by problems with voting machines ... again.
Army trucks will serve as polling stations in Tuesday's US presidential election as authorities in states stricken by superstorm Sandy race against time to get voting ready.
Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama's campaign was "taking on water", as the rivals barnstormed across toss-up states while seeking swing votes two weeks before election day.
Palestinians in the West Bank will head to the polls on Saturday for the first time in nearly seven years, casting their ballots in local elections.
Israel's parliament voted overnight to dissolve itself and hold early elections on January 22, officials said Tuesday.
Lithuanian voters on Sunday rejected plans to build a new plant to replace the Baltic state's lone nuclear power station.
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