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.
President Barack Obama’s ambitious healthcare reforms are under pressure. Republicans have staged a highly effective campaign to block what they view as a “socialist” policy, leading to heated scenes in town halls all over the USA.
The day after the Afghan election, and as both incumbent Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah claim victory, rumours of fraud are gathering steam. But the international community insists the election is credible...
The financial crisis is taking a heavy toll in central and Eastern Europe, where the downturn brought an economic boom to a grinding and painful halt. Focus investigates how Romania is cutting costs to battle the effects of the global recession.
Opium and heroin trafficking in Afghanistan is a considerable source of revenue for the Taliban, but they are not the only ones who profit from it. In the meantime, the United States have radically changed their strategy in the war on drugs...
While Afghans back home vote in an election marred by violence, thousands of refugees are looking for asylum abroad. Here in a Paris park, Afghans refugees have joined Iranians and Kurds in setting up a makeshift camp.