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Elections

Democracy works differently in the various countries. In some countries, the result at the ballot can spark unrest, while in the old democracies of the western world, voters are increasingly tired of the ineffective process involving political parties.

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Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott (C) stands with his wife Margaret (2nd L) and daughters (L-R) Frances, Louise and Bridget as he claims victory in Australia's federal election during an election night function in Sydney September 7, 2013. Abbot
No Punishment For Whistleblower Of Frances Abbott’s Scholarship

By IBTimes AU

Even Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his daughter Frances are probably relieved that the Downing Centre Local Court did not convict Freya Newman for accessing restricted data and sharing her discovery. (5:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Members of an exclusive Muslim group An Nadsir cast their ballots during voting in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Gowa, South Sulawesi
New Zealand Labour Party Elects Andrew Little As New Leader: Party To Review The Debacle In Sept Polls

By IBTimes AU

As a leader Andrew Little brings to table lot of dynamism and credibilty with grass roots support. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TAX POLICY

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell Urges Irish Voters To Support Gay Rights Via An Emotional Letter

By IBTimes AU

Colin Farrell calls for voters in Ireland to support gay rights. It is personal for him as his brother is gay and he had to go to Canada to marry his partner. (Nov 17)

File Photo Of The Russian S-300 Anti-aircraft Missile System
Syria Soon To Have Russian S300 Surface-To-Air Missile System, Does Not Trust US

By IBTimes AU

How President Barack Obama reacts to pressure from the Republicans will be the Syrian's push button to potentially declare war against the U.S. (Nov 08)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS

Actress Kerry Washington poses at the 21st annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California
‘Scandal’ Spoilers: Mama Pope Returning In Season 4 Mid-Season Finale, Tony Goldwyn Dons Director’s Hat

By IBTimes AU

It is time for Papa Pope to visit Mama Pope as Khandi Alexander is returning to reprise her role as Maya Pope in "Scandal" Season 4 mid-season finale. (Nov 07)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
Obama Reduced To Lame Duck President As Republicans Sweep The Senate Polls: Democrats Lose Most Strongholds

By IBTimes AU

Republicans succeeded in capitalising on the popular discontent, but they need more clarity of action in winning the next presidency. (Nov 06)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE, IMMIGRATION REFORM, CONGRESS

A Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter
Obama Wants To Expand US War vs ISIS, Urges Congress To Approve

By IBTimes AU

President Obama wants the new Congress to gear up on the country's fight against ISIS. (Nov 06)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, GEORGE W. BUSH, CONGRESS

Pro-Russia separatists of Ukraine
Ukraine Rebel Leader Sworn In As Head Of The Eastern Part: Russia Hails The New Team But West Simmers

By IBTimes AU

When the Ukraine government's writ has ceased to run in the eastern region, this fallout is not at all unexpected. (Nov 05)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Crew prepare a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 aircraft before the world's first commercial biofuel flight to Amsterdam from Heathrow Airport in London
London Mayor Backs Equal Rights for Australians and Kiwis in UK

By IBTimes AU

London Mayor Boris Johnson supports the report of a British think-tank calling for equal rights for Australians and Kiwis in Britain. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, LONDON

'Person Of Interest' Season 4 Spoilers: Episode 1 'Panopticon' Airs On Sept. 23, 2014, John And His Team Try To Adjust To Their New Identities
'Person Of Interest' Season 4 Recap: Episode 6 'Pretenders' Aired On Oct. 28, 2014, The 'POI' Team Protects A Fake Detective Involved In A Gang War [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

The team's new “POI” is a faux inspector named Walter Dang, who is really an insurance company office worker. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, NEW YORK