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Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (L) helps his son Nikoloz to cast a ballot. ©RIA Novosti
Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls

Georgia on Tuesday awaited the outcome of hard-fought parliamentary polls as the opposition threatened a dramatic victory over President Mikheil Saakashvili's long-dominant ruling party.

Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls
Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban
Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban

Swiss parliamentarians narrowly voted Friday against a ban on wearing the Muslim burqa and other face coverings in public places, including public transport.

Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban
Saakashvili battles billionaire in Georgia poll showdown
Saakashvili battles billionaire in Georgia poll showdown

Georgia votes in parliamentary polls Monday with President Mikheil Saakashvili's party facing a billionaire-led opposition in a test of the ex-Soviet state's democracy overshadowed by a torture scandal.

Saakashvili battles billionaire in Georgia poll showdown
Chicago teachers vote to end strike: officials
Chicago teachers vote to end strike: officials

Chicago school teachers voted Tuesday to end a high-profile strike that affected hundreds of thousands of children and sparked an acrimonious stand-off with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago teachers vote to end strike: officials
Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press
Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press

Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government is the big loser from weekend legislative polls despite the poor showing of opposition democratic parties.

Hong Kong govt big loser from legislative polls: press
People hold campaign posters of former Somali Prime Minister. ©REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Somalia lawmakers to vote for new president

Somalia's parliament votes Monday for a new president in what the UN has described as a historic election for the war-torn nation, which has lacked an effective central government for decades.

Somalia lawmakers to vote for new president
Taylor Swift. ©REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Online pranksters plot Taylor Swift gig for deaf kids

Country pop diva Taylor Swift could find herself singing to deaf youngsters if social media pranksters have their way.

Online pranksters plot Taylor Swift gig for deaf kids
Ann brings the love as Romney wraps up nomination
Ann brings the love as Romney wraps up nomination

Republicans crowned Mitt Romney the presidential nominee on Tuesday as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and college sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime-time convention speech.

Ann brings the love as Romney wraps up nomination
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Angola votes in second peacetime polls

Angola votes Friday for only the second time since its civil war ended a decade ago, with the incumbent ruling party expected to sweep the polls.

Angola votes in second peacetime polls
Dictator's daughter to run for S. Korea presidency
Dictator's daughter to run for S. Korea presidency

South Korea's ruling party overwhelmingly voted for the daughter of an assassinated dictator to be its presidential candidate Monday, the first time a major party has chosen a woman to run for the post.

Dictator's daughter to run for S. Korea presidency
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US Congress approves new sanctions on Iran

The US Congress Wednesday approved punishing new sanctions targeting Iran's energy and shipbuilding sectors, a day after President Barack Obama unveiled measures to cripple Tehran's nuclear drive.

US Congress approves new sanctions on Iran
New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage
New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage

New Zealand lawmakers will hold a vote on allowing gay marriage after a proposal to change the law was listed on parliament's agenda Thursday.

New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage
French lawmakers vote to cut pay of president, PM
French lawmakers vote to cut pay of president, PM

French lawmakers voted Thursday to reduce the salaries of President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault by 30 percent as part of a series of budget-cutting moves.

French lawmakers vote to cut pay of president, PM
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US

Libya has taken an "important step forward" with this month's election results and the vote process showed the Libyan people's "commitment to democracy".

Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise

The self-declared state of Nagorny-Karabakh, recognised by no country in the world, votes in leadership elections as fears grow of a new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over its status.

Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise
Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority
Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority

Libya's liberal coalition outscored Islamist parties in preliminary results unveiled by the electoral commission Tuesday -- but it remained unclear who will dominate the next congress.

Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority
New Greek government wins confidence
New Greek government wins confidence

Greece's coalition government breezed through a largely symbolic confidence vote late Sunday, winning the tough mandate of tackling a two-year-old crisis and keeping the country safely in the eurozone.

New Greek government wins confidence
Members of the Church of England General Synod. ©REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Church of England set to vote on women bishops

The Church of England is set to take a final vote on Monday on whether to ordain women bishops, after years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals.

Church of England set to vote on women bishops
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result

Mexico's national election authority on Wednesday announced a recount of ballots cast at more than half of the polling stations in the country's presidential election in which Enrique Pena Nieto claimed victory.

Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
Libya heads to polls after decades of dictatorship
Libya heads to polls after decades of dictatorship

Libyans vote on Saturday for a constituent assembly, the first body elected since the ouster of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, tasked with steering the country through its critical transition.

Libya heads to polls after decades of dictatorship