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  • New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote

    Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and political corruption scandals.
  • Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

    Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the...

    Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi

    Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi
    Thousands of Iraqi paramilitary fighters were mobilizing for a fresh assault on the western province of Anbar on Monday, one day after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital, Ramadi, dealing a major strategic and symbolic blow to the U.S.-...

    Macedonia divided: Corruption, armed rebellion splits nation

    Macedonia's short history of independence has been a troubled one — and its political turmoil appears to be getting worse. The government in this Balkan nation of about 2 million people is reeling from a massive wiretap scandal and a gun battle...

    Does Africa need one more leader-for-life?

    Why do so many of the world's youngest countries have the longest-serving leaders? As a native of Rwanda, which has been ruled by one man for two decades, this question concerns me. Among our nation's neighbors, the Democratic Republic of Congo was ruled...