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Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...election. He needs a majority of at least 165 lawmakers.It took al-Maliki several months after the 2010 parliamentary elections to cobble together a government.The prime minister, who has long faced criticism for not making his government...
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Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

...other African countries as they shook off colonial rule. Yet since apartheid ended, South Africa has held four parliamentary elections and elected three presidents, always peacefully, setting an example on a continent where democracy is still...
Putin says he may seek 4th presidential term

...cynical but sincere."In response to the anti-Putin protests, which were set off by a fraud-tainted parliamentary election in late 2011, the Kremlin restored direct elections for regional leaders that Putin had abolished in 2004...
This Day in History

...limitation treaty. The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka. In 1979, Canadians voted in parliamentary elections that put the Progressive Conservatives in power, ending the 11-year tenure of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott...
This Day in History

...Mohamed Farrah Aidid. That event coincided with the arrival of special U.S. envoy Robert Oakley. In Greece, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Andreas Papandreou, won a solid majority of seats in parliamentary elections.
A woman leading change in Yemen

...and even Tweeters. There are dozens of brave women who have run against all odds and lost in local council and parliamentary elections. Then there are the women who quietly start their own little revolutions. In May 2010, a literacy eradication...
U.S. braces for low voter turnout

...States in this regard. So does chaotic Iraq, where an estimated 70 percent of voters cast ballots in December parliamentary elections. The pitched battle for control of the House and Senate in Tuesday's election has raised hope that voting...
This Day in History

...were killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland. In 1993, in Russian parliamentary elections, ultranationalist parties gained strong support, causing concern among foreign governments. Israeli Prime...
This Day in History

...Abu-Jamal remains on death row.) In 2005, in a televised speech, President Bush declared that Iraq's parliamentary elections signaled the birth of democracy in the Middle East. In the world In 1892, Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...appointment of Hodac was widely seen as Klaus' attempt to gain favorable coverage of his party ahead of next year's parliamentary election. The government's interference with the media - particularly its failure to understand the role of independent...


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