Kurd: Deal closer on settling Iraq political limbo
Kyrgyz hopeful for fair elections
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan is set to hold parliamentary elections after months of political instability and violence in what many observers hope could be the first ever fair vote in Central Asia.
Kyrgyz mob storms party headquarters ahead of vote
Swedish premier forms minority gov’t
STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has formed a minority government after his center-right coalition lost control of Parliament in last month’s election.
Egypt’s journalists accuse government of crackdown
UN says Afghan election a positive sign
UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s ability to even hold recent legislative elections shows it is starting to take control of its own future, a U.N. special envoy said Wednesday as Security Council members took stock of the war-ravaged country’s most recent attempt at democracy.
Irish government rejects byelections, survives
Berlusconi betting on winning confidence vote
Italy’s Berlusconi to seek confidence vote
NATO says 3 detained Afghan journalists released
Swedish vote confirmed: Gov’t loses majority
Afghan president calls for release of journalists
Swedish government gains 1 seat in late vote count
Swiss women claim majority of seats in Cabinet
Afghan warlords hedge bets, contest elections
Swedish PM says gov’t to stay in power
STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says his center-right government will stay in office despite losing its majority in a parliamentary election.
Swedish gov’t loses majority, far-right kingmaker
Swedish election too close to call
STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s election was heading for a nail-biting finish Sunday with a TV exit poll and partial results showing a far-right party challenging the center-right government’s majority in Parliament.
Exit poll: Swedish far-right may become kingmaker
Tight outcome in St. Maarten’s 1st parliament vote
Polling opens for Afghan parliamentary vote
Police: Rocket hits Kabul on Afghan voting day
Karzai urges Afghans to vote, ignore Taliban
Cabinet shuffle to give Japan new foreign minister
Japan’s Cabinet resigns ahead of reshuffle
A rundown on the Afghan parliamentary election
Russian opposition challenges Putin, Medvedev
Russian opposition forms coalition
MOSCOW — Some of Russia’s prominent opposition leaders have formed a coalition to challenge the rule of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Swedish nationalist group surges amid protests
Kazakhstan’s long-serving leader to seek new term
Report: Kazakh leader to seek new term
ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Kazakhstan’s aging leader will seek to extend his rule to 2017 in the energy-rich nation’s next election, a senior presidential adviser said in an interview published Thursday, dampening speculation about potential successors.
Afghan officials promise security for elections
30 insurgents killed in Afghanistan ahead of vote
Former Aussie PM to visit US as foreign minister
NATO: Airstrikes kill 14 insurgents in Afghanistan
2 killed in Afghan anti-Quran-burning protest
NATO says 5 insurgents killed in Afghanistan
Rights group: Violence threatens Afghan elections
Mullah Omar tells Afghans Taliban are winning
Egyptian opposition leader urges election boycott
US servicemember dies in fighting in Afghan east
Taliban threaten to attack Afghan polling stations
Afghan candidate wounded in grenade attack
Netanyahu, Abbas emerge from different routes
Biden says US won’t abandon war-battered Iraq