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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has called a general election for June 18, nearly three months ahead of schedule. Announcing the election date at a news conference Wednesday, she said "The choice is clear, the time is right." Some of the recent opinion polls favored the center-right...

Greece's government on Monday ruled out imposing controls over capital flows over the upcoming long weekend, after an opposition lawmaker suggested the move if the country fails to strike a deal with its creditors soon. Gabriel Sakellaridis, the spokesman for the Greek government, reportedly said...

With exit polls showing victory for nationalist opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded Poland's presidential election. As official results of the run off are expected later on Monday, exit polls showed that Conservative Duda has won 53 percent of the votes,...

The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a "substantive outcome" on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokesperson. In a statement issued earlier today regarding...

Following their meeting in Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed hopes of resuming peace talks between Palestine and Israel. They sought "courageous decisions" for peace and a "just and lasting solution" to the conflict, and international support for...

The coup attempt in Burundi has failed, and President Pierre Nkurunziza finally managed to return to the country after several days of political uncertainty. General Godefroid Niyombare, a former Chief-of-Staff of the Army and former intelligence chief, attempted to ouster Nkurunziza and wield power...

Poland's presidential election goes to a second round, as none of the ten candidates will gain the 50 percent votes needed to win outright in the polling held on Sunday, exit polls say. According to the Ipsos poll published by the private TVN24 and the state-run PAP news agency, the nationalist opposition...

Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Many foreign dignitaries were present, but most Western leaders stayed away because of Russia's role in Ukraine. The President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir...

Conservatives-050815.jpg The Conservatives have retained power in Britain with a narrow victory in the general elections. With results of all seats in the 650-member House of Commons declared, the ruling party won 330 seats, four seats more than the absolute majority threshold. The Tories managed to reach the slender majority with a strong show in England and Wales. Opposition Labor Party suffered a major setback, losi

The Conservatives have retained power in Britain with a narrow victory in the general elections. With results of 647 seats in the 650-member House of Commons declared, the ruling party won 327 seats, just two seats more than the required simple majority. The Tories managed to reach the slender...

The Conservatives are set to retain power in Britain as they are heading to a narrow victory in the general elections. With results in 610 seats in the 650-member House of Commons declared, the ruling party won 301 seats. Prime Minister David Cameron says he is hopeful of a slender majority, with...

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