Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko’s mandate to end a separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.
Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Brazil’s two presidential candidates, opposition hopeful Aecio Neves and leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff, were neck-and-neck in the polls Saturday as campaigning wrapped up on the eve of the country’s runoff vote.
Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the ‘Clasico’ on Saturday.
Masked gunmen on Saturday shot dead three Turkish soldiers in the restive Kurdish-majority southeast of the country, the army said, blaming separatist "terrorists" for an attack that threatens to undermine a fragile ceasefire.
Islamic State (IS) group fighters made a new bid to cut off the Syrian border town of Kobane from neighbouring Turkey Saturday as preparations gathered pace to deploy Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements.
An exhibition in Paris aimed at teaching children about love, relationships and sex has upset traditionalists who have collected a 40,000-signature petition to have it stopped.
Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.
After extensive renovations, the Pablo Picasso Museum in Paris will reopen Saturday on the anniversary of the artist’s birthday.
Ukraine goes to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament after a year of violent upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.