Bangladesh to enact election reforms by July
Political parties in Bangladesh will face tough
new voting rules in future polls such as a bar on candidates who
have defaulted on loan, utility or tax payments, an election
official said Sunday.
India ups security after Maoist strike call
Security was being increased across eastern
India after Maoist rebels called for a strike to protest the killing
of several peasants in a West Bengal village, police said.
Merkel's coalition partners slam US missile shield
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners
sharply criticised at the weekend U.S. plans to put parts of a
missile shield in central Europe, saying the project could spark a
new arms race reminiscent of the Cold War.