Malaysia Arrests Activists
Malaysian authorities detained two antigovernment figures and charged a student activist with sedition Thursday, raising political tensions after recent national elections triggered claims of fraud.
Dissident Ex-General Released in Venezuela
Venezuelan authorities have released a dissent ex-general who was jailed on charges of inciting unrest after the country's disputed presidential election.
European Leaders Race to Raise Aid Money for Mali
European leaders are racing this week to line up nearly €2 billion ($2.59 billion) in international aid for war-torn Mali before the African country holds elections in July.
Australia, Switzerland Revise Tax Treaty to Target Evaders
Australia has worked out a revised tax treaty with Switzerland that will give authorities new powers to target millionaire tax evaders, as the government scrambles to shore up its budget ahead of elections in September.
Bulgarian Parties Trade Accusations
Bulgarian politicians traded accusations after authorities here seized hundreds of thousands of allegedly illegally printed ballots on the eve of a hotly contested parliamentary election.