In France, the ruling Socialists suffered setbacks in Sunday's local elections, in which the hard-right Front National made some major inroads.
French voters go to the polls this Sunday in the first round of nationwide municipal elections.
South Sudan insists a controversial referendum on Abyei must be held this month. But observers say the vote is unlikely to go ahead.
South Sudan has asked the African Union to hold an extraordinary summit on Abyei region. Abyei residents are supposed to vote this month on whether to stay in Sudan or to join South Sudan.
The government of Italy's Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, has won a Senate confidence vote after winning 235 of the 305 votes cast. The vote was prompted by former Prime Minister Silvio ...
It's election time in Germany. On Sunday the country will be heading to the polls.
Germany's Green Party used to be the most popular environmantalist party in the world, even winning local and state elections.
On Sunday Germany will elect a new parliament.
Although women represent 52 percent of Mali's 15.8 million people, there was only one female presidential candidate during these elections. In previous polls, fewer women voted than men.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has suffered a setback after a third of lawmakers in the one-party state voted against him in a first-ever confidence vote.