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Lithuania violated the political rights of ex-president Rolandas Paksas when it introduced a rule to ban anyone who had been impeached from running for or holding high office just weeks after the former leader had himself been removed from his post for abuse of power, the UN Human Rights Committee has...

Britain's Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned after a damaging row that she had over-claimed expenses. She denied that Prime Minister David Cameron forced her out, and insisted she owns responsibility for her decision to quit. She reportedly told Cameron that her continued presence in...

The parliamentary elections in Hungary offered voters a diverse choice, but ruling party enjoyed undue advantage, international observers said. These included the manner in which a large number of changes to the legal framework were passed, restrictive campaign regulations, biased media coverage...

The first phase of elections to the Indian parliament started on Monday, with voting being held in five constituencies in Assam and one constituency in Tripura - two states in India's eastern border. Polling for the 16th Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian parliament, will be held in nine phases...