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Stories with subject: Parliamentary elections
  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:49 pm
  • DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that embattled President Bashar Assad likely will win.

  • In India's vote, Hindu holy city is battleground 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:53 am
  • VARANASI, India - For tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage. Crowded with ancient temples and shrines, its streets jammed with believers and tourists, this city on the banks of the holy Ganges River is where the devout believe they attain instant salvation.

  • Former Greece soccer captain enters politics 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:41 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - The captain who led Greece to the 2004 European Championship title is running for election next month to the European Parliament.

  • Former Greece captain Zagorakis enters politics 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:54 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - The captain who led Greece to the 2004 European Championship title is running for election to the European Parliament.

  • In rural India, women want politicians to deliver 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:07 am
  • SARAI, India - Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers swarming her northern Indian village seeking votes for their candidates.

  • Cambodian opposition almost ready to end boycott 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:23 am
  • PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's opposition leader said Thursday his party was close to reaching an agreement with the government that would end the party's boycott of Parliament, but that there were still unresolved issues keeping a deal from being signed right away.

  • Trinidad & Tobago ex-leader, coup target, dies 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:30 pm
  • PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt, died Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

  • Investors hope new India gov't will revive growth 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:22 am
  • MUMBAI, India - India's stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has strengthened on signs that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the largest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections that began this week and run until May 12.

  • Century of clashes, compromise between UK, Ireland 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:10 pm
  • DUBLIN - Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president. A look at key flashpoints:

  • Softer image helps far-right's gains in Hungary 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:38 pm
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily trounced his rivals to once again become Hungary's undisputed leader, but the strong showing of the country's far-right Jobbik party has left Jewish leaders and others worried.

  • Hungary prime minister wins 3rd term 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:43 pm
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party won parliamentary elections Sunday and narrowly secured a new two-thirds majority, but gains by a far-right party were a cause for concern.

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.

  • Thai Red Shirts vow to fight back if gov't ousted 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:04 pm
  • BANGKOK - A leader of a pro-government movement backing Thailand's beleaguered prime minister has vowed to fight back if the country's judicial institutions and oversight agencies tried to remove the government undemocratically.

  • French power couple reunites - at Cabinet table 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:01 am
  • PARIS - Is this a Cabinet meeting, or a family reunion? The new French government's first meeting includes a man and woman who had four children together, split up in the public eye and are now back together in the political spotlight.

  • Far-right sets sights on European Parliament 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:11 pm
  • PARIS - France's far-right National Front, coming off a historic electoral victory at home, is marching toward a new target: the European Parliament.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:35 am
  • RAMADI, Iraq - An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • AP PHOTOS: Afghan women lawmakers fight for rights 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:13 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their home.

  • Big win seen for Maldives president's coalition 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:49 am
  • MALE, Maldives - The Maldives' opposition leader on Monday accepted defeat but questioned the credibility of the weekend parliamentary election in which President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's coalition appeared to secure a big victory.