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Stories with subject: Parliamentary elections
  • Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition 
    Updated: May-04-15 2:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.

  • Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 7:40 am

    SHEFFIELD, England - At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama."

  • Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 5:38 am

    LONDON - In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign.

  • Opposition centrists win Finland election, face tough talks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 7:07 pm

    HELSINKI - The opposition Center Party has won Finland's parliamentary election but its new leader faces tough talks on forming a government following the success of the populist, anti-establishment Finns Party that placed ahead of the main government partners, the conservatives and Social Democrats.

  • Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 8:44 am

    DOVER, England - Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass.

  • Turkey lashes out at pope, EU over Armenia genocide comments 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 4:25 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey was on the defensive Wednesday, lashing out at both Pope Francis and the European Union's legislature for their descriptions of the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians as genocide.

  • Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 1:41 pm

    CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural northern Haiti. "Everybody is waiting," he said.

  • Malaysia revives indefinite jail raising fears of repression story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 4:58 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out on May 13, 1969. The government named Lim a suspected instigator and arrested him a few days later.

  • Erdogan slams brakes on Kurdish peace process ahead of polls 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 6:46 am

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - The peace process to end decades of violent strife between Turkey and Kurdish rebels has been one of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's signature achievements.

  • 3 Estonian parties strike deal to form new government 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 6:28 am

    TALLINN, Estonia - The leaders of three Estonian political parties have signed a deal to form a center-right coalition government, with Prime Minister Taavi Roivas remaining in his post.

  • Framework for Iran nuclear deal may sideline hard-liners 
    Updated: Apr-06-15 7:07 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - As Iran's nuclear negotiators returned home with the framework of a deal with world powers, joyous revelers joked that "still, there is no whiskey" in the Islamic Republic, a jab at its theocratic government. But hard-liners here aren't laughing.