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Guinea opposition leaders call for fresh protests

Paris - The leaders of the three main Guinean opposition parties met in Paris Tuesday and called for renewed protests against President Alpha Conde, who they claimed has "lost all legitimacy".

Factbox: Possible allies for Greek election victors Syriza

Athens - Greek anti-austerity party Syriza on Sunday won a historic election promising to alter the course of austerity in Europe, but with 80 percent of votes counted it was short of an outright majority.

Spain establishment 'panics' as support for upstart party surges

Madrid - Spain's conservative ruling party and the opposition Socialists are in panic mode as a surge in support for upstart Podemos shows little signs of abating ahead of elections next year.

Jim Murphy named leader of Scottish Labour Party

Edinburgh - The struggling opposition Labour Party in Scotland on Saturday announced that Jim Murphy will be its new leader following the acrimonious departure of previous leader Johann Lamont.

Mexico's leftist opposition rocked by 43 missing case

- Rocked by a mayor's role in the presumed killing of 43 students, Mexico's main left-wing party is facing more turmoil after its founder quit amid a dispute with the leadership.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

Lusaka - Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Ukraine picks moderates over radicals in war-time vote

Kiev - Ukraine's parliamentary election saw war-weary voters shunt aside pro-Russian and radical nationalists and pick moderates who favour a mix of market economics and eastern European conservative values.

Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

Harare - Zimbabwe's ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress.

Notting Hill Carnival 2014 – As seen on Instagram

This year the Notting Hill Carnival was a huge success and was a great time for music and dancing in West London. What will happen for next year?

Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison

Oslo - Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, says he wants to establish a "fascist" party from prison, claiming this could prevent a repeat of his massacre.

Man claiming to have a bomb gives up in Stockholm

Stockholm - A man claiming to have a bomb in the office of a human rights group in Stockholm gave himself up on Thursday after negotiating with the police on the phone, law enforcement said.

Greek parliament lifts immunity for Golden Dawn leader

Athens - Angry scenes unfolded in Greece's parliament on Wednesday after lawmakers voted to lift immunity for the jailed leader of extreme right party Golden Dawn and two of his deputies."Shame on you, pseudo-oliticians...

Protest party Podemos shakes up politics in Spain

Madrid - People were wondering what had happened to the "Indignants", the protesters who swamped Spanish squares in 2011 to demand political change.

Greek neo-Nazis hold position, aim for Europe

Athens - Less than a year ago, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had vowed to "eradicate" neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as an investigation began into the party's allegedly criminal activities.

Local ballots test Greek government, ahead of EU vote

Athens - Greece's embattled government faces a first test in municipal and regional elections on Sunday, a week ahead of EU polls, as the country struggles to return to growth following years of economic crisis.

Oscar winners celebrate at Governor's Ball

A sea of Oscar statuettes filled the Governor's Ball on Sunday night as winners chatted, ate and celebrated with the film industry's elite at the official Academy Awards party.

S. African opposition unites, Ramphele to challenge Zuma in polls

Cape Town - South Africa's centrist opposition parties joined forces Tuesday to challenge the ruling ANC at upcoming elections, with black consciousness stalwart Mamphela Ramphele tapped as their presidential candidate.

Sugar and alcohol during the holidays Special

If there is one thing I love about the holidays, it is all the sweets laid out on bright colored trays and dishes. And if there is one thing I despise at the holidays, it is that tempting desire to try every last one.

Op-Ed: Selecting the perfect celebratory beverage Special

Guerneville - If you are planning for the New Year and other holiday season parties, you do not have to import your Champagne from France.

SAG Award presenters announced and a complete list of nominees

Barring any last minute additions, the list of presenters are finalized for this year's SAG Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, Jan. 27. The following also includes a full list of nominations.

Style expert looks at the Emmys — Parties bring out the stars

Los Angeles - It is time to gaze into the crystal ball to predict some jewelry trends for the Emmy Awards. Actually, let's let leading style expert Michael O'Connor do that, as he offers up some trends he sees.

Curbing holiday family drama: Tips for coping with stress Special

While the holidays are typically reserved for celebrating with family and loved ones, taking part in the festivities may leave some feeling less than merry. Family therapist Joanna Seidel shares her tips for keeping the seasonal peace.

South African Parties Introduce High Tech Electioneering Methods

The age of the internet, cell phones and high tech has arrived in South African election campaigning with the six biggest parties opening chatrooms on the internet and using cellphones and computers to talk to potential voters.

Move Over Tupperware, It's time for Taser Parties

Selling items at home parties is a fun way for ladies to make a few extra dollars. Makeup, naughty bits and Tupperware have all been passed around living rooms but now it's time for Tasers to have center stage.

Parties Mocking Blacks Spark Outrage

From Connecticut to Colorado, "gangsta" theme parties thrown by whites are drawing the ire of college officials and heated complaints from black and white students who say the antics conjure the worst racial stereotypes.

Whatever happened to simple birthday parties?

A one year old’s party in a Minnesota community has 60 guests. The gift opening takes two hours; the party infant sleeps through most of it.

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