"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Africa’s oldest president has secured a further five years in office. Robert Mugabe, 89, has won 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s presidential vote
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Winners of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party, want the result cancelled because of possible irregularities
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The first round of voting in a referendum on
Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the
There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there.
Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine.
A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday
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An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night.
It comes after claims that the system was
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Seven judges decided that
On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the
The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power.
Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election.
There was tension on the streets of Astrakhan in Russia’s biggest post election protest outside Moscow. Anti-Putin demonstrators marched in support
Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg
There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police