Hugo Chavez re-elected as Venezuela's president in tight race
Hugo Chavez has been re-elected for six more years as Venezuelan president. If he completes his term in office, he will have ruled the country for almost two decades. His self-styled "Chavista" followers called his re-election a victory for socialism. Yet six million people voted against Chavez, who faced the toughest electoral challenge of his presidential career.
With exclusive parties on private beaches, special TV series with plenty of commercial breaks, and massive inflation during the holy month, the debate about the meaning of Ramadan is growing louder in Lebanon and also elsewhere.
On Tuesday, ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland were marred by spats between Russia and Eastern European states over their respective roles in the conflict. Is history being rewritten?
According to Chinese officials, 37,000 refugees streamed into the country from Burma following fighting in Kokang, a mainly ethnic Chinese region of Burma's Shan state. Some have now begun to return home, but fear more unrest.
Nicolas Sarkozy is to be presented with a report on Tuesday proposing reforms of the criminal justice system including the controversial proposal that the politically independent body of investigating magistrates should be axed.
Focus looks at the success of the Eurostar, as the company that began its undersea rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels on November 14, 1994 welcomed its 100 millionth passenger on Friday.