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Charges against four out of six Kenyan officials have been confirmed by the International Criminal Court (ICC). They will stand trial over weeks of unrest following the 2007 election in which about 1,100 people died and 60,000 people were forced to flee their homes. (photo, from france24.com) (more…)

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An estimated million signatures has been gathered by opponents of Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker, in order to force him to defend his seat in a special election. (photo, from aljazeera.com) (more…)

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About 30,000 Hungarians have been protesting on Monday (photo, from nytimes.com) in Hungary’s capital Budapest against the country’s controversial new constitution that came into force on January 1st. (more…)

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Late on Monday several thousand people took to the streets in central Moscow to protest against alleged fraud in Sunday’s parliamentary elections (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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New Zealand’s general election saw the victory of the ruling centre-right National Party, allowing John Key (photo, from telegraph.co.uk) to return as prime minister after three years in office. (more…)

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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (photo, from lexpress.fr) has been re-elected in Argentina’s presidential election winning more than 50 per cent of the vote with 75 per cent of results returned. (more…)

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For the presidential election next year, the current Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has proposed his prime minister, Vladimir Putin, which brought a heavy round of applause. On Saturday in front of the ruling United Russia party’s annual congress, the two men (photo, from lemonde.fr) ended speculations by backing one another to switch roles. (more…)

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With 40% of the vote in Monday’s election, Canadian Conservative Party has won a majority of seats and the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) became the official opposition. (photo, from radio-canada.ca) (more…)

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Tibetans all around the world voted to elect the prime minister of their government-in-exile. The result of the elections held in March was announced on Wednesday in Dharamsala, India, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based. (more…)

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Last month, president Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) filed for divorce and on Friday a family court in Guatemala has approved the divorce. (more…)

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