1Topics / Africa4/16/2011 22:26+1Votes counted in Nigerian presidential election
Nigeria counted votes on Sunday after a crucial presidential election and a bid by Africa's most populous country to hold its cleanest polls for head of state since the end of military rule.
2Topics / Latin America4/16/2011 22:13Raul Castro proposes political term limits in Cuba
Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians - including himself - a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother.
3Topics / Latin America4/12/2011 21:59Uruguay senate backs amnesty end for junta crimes
Uruguay's senate voted narrowly Tuesday night to annul an amnesty for crimes against humanity committed during the 1973-85 dictatorship, adopting a measure that would overrule voters who upheld the law in two referendums.
4Topics / Politics4/10/2011 22:41Leftist leads in Peru election but runoff likely
A leftist former military officer who promises to favor the poor by redistributing Peru's mineral wealth was expected to win the most votes in Sunday's presidential elections but fall far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a runoff.
5Topics / Latin America4/10/2011 01:02Peru's presidential election unpredictable
This resource-rich, corruption-bedeviled Andean nation is notorious for its volatile politics.
6Topics / Europe4/6/2011 22:08Europe hits point of no return with Portugal bailout
European finance ministers face a point of no return as they gather in Hungary Thursday for talks derailed by Portugal's sudden admission it needs an emergency bailout.
7Topics / Politics4/5/2011 21:33Islamists look for gains in Egypt's freer politics
Islamic hard-liners, some of them heavily suppressed under three decades of Hosni Mubarak's regime, are enthusiastically diving into Egypt's new freedoms.
8Topics / Politics3/31/2011 21:20Portugal sets general election for June 5
Portugal will hold early general elections on June 5, after the struggling eurozone member hit a political impasse over austerity measures, President Anibal Cavaco Silva announced.
9Topics / Latin America3/31/2011 21:16Mexico AG quits, pres nominates 1st woman to post
President Felipe Calderon accepted the resignation Thursday of an attorney general known mainly for his weak image in a country fighting a drug war and nominated his top organized crime prosecutor as a successor.
10Topics / Politics3/29/2011 21:08Haiti postpones results of presidential election
Haitians will have to wait at least a few more days to learn the preliminary results of their presidential election because of alleged irregularities and fraud uncovered at the vote-counting center, officials said Tuesday.