- Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger Updated: Jul-30-15 3:31 pm
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.
- Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat Updated: Jul-29-15 6:25 am
THANLYIN, Myanmar - Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.
- 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.
- 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.