- 3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike Updated: Jul-28-15 10:58 am
MOSCOW - Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.
- Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability Updated: Jul-27-15 5:26 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stability for the country that has been a boon for the economy.
- Far-right Hungary mayor imposes tough conditions on Gypsies Updated: Jul-27-15 6:10 am
OZD, Hungary - The workers wake up in the middle of the night and walk miles to get to their jobs by 6 a.m. Taking up hoes and rakes, they toil for hours with little chance of rest. Soon surveillance cameras shaped like eyeglasses will track their every move.
- China dissident Wu'er Kaixi running for Taiwan's parliament Updated: Jul-24-15 10:41 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Prominent exiled Chinese dissident Wu'er Kaixi announced his candidacy Friday for a seat in Taiwan's parliament, saying he wants to serve as a check on the ruling Nationalist Party and help shore up the island's global status.
- Ukraine's justice ministry bars Communists from elections Updated: Jul-24-15 8:10 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation.
- More or less austerity? Portuguese to choose in election Updated: Jul-23-15 6:02 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal will elect a new government on Oct. 4, with voters choosing whether to stick with austerity policies or get more money in their pockets.
- Ukraine calls local elections but not in rebel-held east Updated: Jul-17-15 9:26 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament on Friday voted to call local elections across the country in October, but not in the rebel-occupied east.
- The Latest: European Union to give Greece short-term loan Updated: Jul-16-15 10:17 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest on Greece's financial crisis (all times local):
- Myanmar opposition to run in November polls despite doubts Updated: Jul-11-15 8:52 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The Myanmar opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi announced Saturday it will contest the general election on Nov. 8 despite misgivings about transparency, in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party.
- Gambia passes bill that increases deposit for candidates Updated: Jul-08-15 1:16 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's opposition says the recent passing of a bill that imposes high deposit amounts for political candidates makes it difficult for opposition members vying for the office.
- Election seen as crucial step for Myanmar set for Nov. 8 Updated: Jul-08-15 8:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A general election seen as a crucial next step for Myanmar's transition to democracy has been scheduled for Nov. 8.
- Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post Updated: Jul-03-15 8:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week.
- Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker Updated: Jul-03-15 7:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.
- Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post Updated: Jul-01-15 11:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.
- Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat Updated: Jul-01-15 5:58 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, defeated in this year's presidential election, said Wednesday that he's re-entering politics and contesting a ParliamentÂ seat in August.
- Russia's highest court OKs early parliamentary vote in 2016 Updated: Jul-01-15 4:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's highest court has given the green light to holding next year's parliamentary vote several months earlier.
- Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.
- Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore.
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.