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Portugal coalition partners to field joint list in upcoming polls

Lisbon - Leaders of the two parties in Portugal's centre-right coalition government on Saturday announced they would field a single list of candidates to contest this year's parliamentary elections.

Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election

Atenas - The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy."Those who imagine that the current government is an interlude ...

Venezuelan opposition leader transferred from military prison

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities moved a prominent opposition leader from a military prison to a private clinic and eventual house arrest early Saturday, officials and the politician's family said.

Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks

Riga - European ministers heaped pressure on Greece to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks.

Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

Varsovia - Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski died Friday at the age of 93, his biographer said.

Russian MPs back mass prisoner amnesty for WWII anniversary

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a mass prisoner amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin that could free thousands ahead of next month's World War II victory anniversary.

Disengaged or disillusioned: Millions opt out of UK vote

Manchester - Inside the Paradise Mini-Mart, older residents of Manchester's notorious Moss Side district are taking a young man to task for his refusal to vote in next month's British election.

Leaders stick to script in 'dreadful' British election campaign

London - Just a dozen pupils and a few journalists were allowed to witness British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to a London school this week.

Chechnya leader gives 'shoot to kill' orders on Russian forces

Moscow - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorised Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Sri Lanka graft busters question Rajapakse brothers

Colombo - Two brothers of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse faced questioning by anti-corruption investigators on Thursday as the new government stepped up its crackdown against the old regime.

Hong Kong leader assails 'uncivilised' critics

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's chief hit back at "uncivilised" critics on Thursday after he was booed and heckled by local residents as he tried to promote a newly unveiled, Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.

Devout Muslims claim crackdown in Tajikistan amid Syria fears

Dushanbe - Rustam Gulov was walking in Khudzhand, a city in Central Asia's Tajikistan, when police detained him and took him to the station. By the time he came out, his beard had been shaved clean -- against his will.

Kiwi PM's hair-tug victim says public needed to know

Wellington - A waitress who shamed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for repeatedly pulling her ponytail said Thursday she spoke out because of a "moral" obligation to tell the public about his bad behaviour.

Former China provincial governor on trial for graft

Bejing - The former deputy Communist chief of China's Sichuan province went on trial for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

Indian farmer commits suicide at protest in capital

New Delhi - A farmer hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in the centre of the Indian capital on Wednesday to rally against the government's contentious reform of land purchasing laws.

Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

Moscow - Russia's opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed Wednesday to contest next year's parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

France will pay back Russia if warships not delivered: Hollande

Paris - President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France will reimburse Russia if it fails to deliver two Mistral warships in a deal frozen over the Ukraine conflict.

Final Iran nuclear deal: Tough issues still to crack

Vienna - Negotiators working to a June 30 deadline were on Wednesday set to begin finalising a historic nuclear deal curtailing Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting painful international sanctions.

Britain's swing seats fed up with election onslaught

London - People living in Britain's key swing constituencies have suffered blizzards of leaflets and armies of political canvassers vying for their vote ahead of a knife-edge election on May 7.

Talks begin on finalising Iran nuclear deal

Vienna - Iran and major powers on Wednesday began the difficult process of finalising by June 30 a historic deal putting an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach, three weeks after agreeing the main outlines.

British PM under fire over rise in food bank users

London - Britain's opposition centre-left Labour urged Prime Minister David Cameron to address low pay on Wednesday after a charity revealed more than one million people were reliant on food banks in the past year.

HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's government on Wednesday announced a roadmap for leadership elections that offered no concessions to the city's democracy camp -- prompting a backlash from opposition lawmakers and warnings of more street protests.

White House avoids calling Armenian deaths 'genocide'

Washington - The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy's 100th anniversary.

Passion for political science at the 2015 MPSA Conference Special

Chicago - The annual MPSA Conference was recently held at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL. Thousands are drawn to the yearly event, and each passes a symbol of romance upon arriving. Passion for the field of political science was exuded by all who participated.

Pro-Putin movement launches cartoon weekly to mock West

Moscow - A group of supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched a satirical weekly with anti-Western cartoons and verses, calling it an answer to France's "Charlie Hebdo" magazine.

Chile's Bachelet to retire from politics after term

Santiago - Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president, said Tuesday she will never again seek public office after her term expires in 2018, as a corruption scandal involving her son batters her popularity.

Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ex-president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years over abuses of protesters but acquitted him of charges that would have seen the Islamist leader face the death penalty.

South Korea PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal

Seoul - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo on Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-Hye's administration.

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Rights board says Venezuela dissidents' lives 'in danger'

Washington - A regional rights body urged Venezuela to implement cautionary measures for jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another detainee, saying their lives are at risk.
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