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Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum after the Spanish government filed an appeal claiming that the planned vote violates the European country's constitution. Media reports quoted an unnamed court spokeswoman as saying that the Constitutional...

Afghanistan-092914.jpg Afghanistan on Monday witnessed the first democratic and peaceful transfer of power in the country's history with the inauguration of Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new President. At a swearing-in ceremony attended by nearly 100 dignitaries, including foreign diplomats, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was first sworn in by the chief justice. Ghani then formally appoin

The drive for greater autonomy in Catalonia was opposed by the Spanish Government on Monday by requesting the country's constitutional court to declare the proposed independence referendum null. The leader of Spain's powerful, wealthy autonomous region of Catalonia on Saturday signed a decree ordering...

The European Council on Monday adopted new rules on the statute and funding of European political parties, following a first-reading agreement reached with the European Parliament. The first regulation provides EU-level legal status for European political parties and their affiliated political foundations,...

In yet another setback for France's ruling Socialists and President Francois Hollande, deeply unpopular after 28 months in power, the right-wing Opposition made significant gains in the elections to the Senate. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right UMP party and its allies reportedly regained...

The European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Mozambique to observe the Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections in the country, scheduled for 15 October. Judith Sargentini, the Chief Observer of the EOM, is traveling to Maputo on Monday. The deployment of a...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has called on Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the Chief Executive Officer, presidential loser Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, and all political actors in Afghanistan to quickly form a government of national unity. He made the call in a statement...

The U.K. opposition Labour party's leader Ed Miliband on Sunday vowed to raise the minimum wage to at least £8 per hour by 2020, if they win national elections in 2015. As per the proposal by the independent Low Pay Commission, the minimum wage is due to rise to £6.50 in October. But Labour is of...

Frank Bainimarama is set to become the Prime minister of Fiji, ending the country's eight years of military rule, reports said Sunday. Preliminary results showed Bainimarama's Fiji First leading by 59.1 percent, when votes at 88 percent of the polling booths had been counted. This would secure Fiji...