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Burma’s parliament has named the country’s first civilian president.

Following almost 50 years of military rule, former general and outgoing prime minister Thein Sein (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was appointed president. (more…)

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Even though the US, UN and France say the opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara won the election, Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo was sworn in for a new term on Saturday. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Juan Manuel Santos (photo, from aljazeera.net) has been sworn in as the new Colombian president. (more…)

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After criticism of remarks he made about German military deployments abroad, German President Horst Koehler (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) says he is resigning immediately. (more…)

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Herman van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister, has been chosen by EU leaders to be the first permanent European Council President. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

His job was created by the Lisbon Treaty, as well as foreign affairs supremo. The latter has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK. (more…)

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Dmitri Medvedev, 42, has officially been declared the winner of the presidential election in Russia. He has been backed by the current president, Vladimir Putin.

On Monday the results from the Central Election Commission showed that Medvedev won 70,23 per cent. Gennady Zyuganov, Medvedev nearest rival, received 17,8 per cent. (more…)

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Fidel Castro’s successor has been selected on Sunday, it’s his brother, Raul Castro (photo). He has been unanimously selected by Cuba’s National Assembly. (more…)

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