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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday unveiled a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manual Valls, following the sudden resignation of the previous government a day earlier, after several ministers rebelled against largely unpopular austerity policies. The previous government, which was also...

The United Nations has welcomed the announcement by the country's electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the 100 per cent audit of the June 14 Presidential run-off election. "The first set of official decisions from this unprecedented audit is an important milestone...

NATO has said it does not recognize the election held in the breakaway Caucasian territory of Abkhazia. Opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba won the presidential election held on Sunday. This election does not contribute to a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia, NATO Secretary...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has resigned after a row over the handling of the economy by economy minister Arnaud Montebourg, whose insubordination was widely criticized. President Francois Hollande on Monday asked Valls to form a new government "consistent with the direction he has set for...

Egypt on Saturday sought a resumption of talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations and for a long-term ceasefire, reports said citing Egypt's foreign ministry. The call for an indefinite ceasefire came after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel...

Five Palestinians were killed in aerial attacks carried out by Israeli warplanes in Gaza on Saturday, reports said, as the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants continues. The five Palestinians from the same family were killed in an attack in central Gaza. Reports said citing the Israeli...

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated current Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the new party chairman and prime minister. Davutoglu, who was hand-picked by Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, has been the country's...

Indonesian constitutional court on Thursday rejected a challenge of the country's presidential election results. Prabowo Subianto, who lost to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo in last month's election, challenged the outcome alleging massive fraud. Subianto argued that more than 24 million votes from...

The late Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' running mate, environmentalist Marina Silva, has been elected as his replacement by the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). Party chief Roberto Amaral announced on Wednesday that the 56-year-old former environment minister's choice as the new...

Thailand's parliament has elected coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha as the new prime minister. The 60-year-old commander-in-chief of the army received overwhelming support from Thailand's National Assembly in Thursday's vote. The election of Gen Prayuth, who was the only candidate, was just a formality...

Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan's party, announced Monday that it has decided to resign all its seats in the national assembly, and intensify its ongoing anti-government protests aimed at persuading Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. Shah Mehmud Qureshi, a senior member...