Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:45 AM EST

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.

Headlines Around the Web

14 dates to watch in 2014

Jan 02 - Politico

Dalal Street eyes strong pre-LS poll rally

Dec 26 - The Times of India

Cash transfer on kerosene soon

Dec 24 - The Times of India

Activist hedge fund managers welcomed in

Dec 24 - Financial Times

Paul: GOP 'juggernaut' in 2014

Dec 23 - Politico

Poll on Obamacare: Unease, dismay

Dec 16, 2013 - Politico

BSE Sensex to touch 24,000 by end-2014: Reuters Poll

Dec 12, 2013 - The Times of India

Inflation control high on agenda of govt: RBI

Dec 12, 2013 - The Times of India

Poll results highlight inflation as big worry

Dec 10, 2013 - The Times of India

Articles About Elections

Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada talks at a news conference
Canada Federal Polls 2015: Election Body Sets Readiness Date By March 1 Next Year

By IBTimes AU

Election Canada is setting new bench marks with its advance planning of resources. (Dec 11)

Senators Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino (L) and Mar Roxas (R) flash the "laban" (fight) sign during a joint meeting with the Liberal Party National Executive Council and National Directorate in Manila November 16, 2009. Aquino, the son of Philippines d
Attention Shifts To Fall Of Husband Of News Reader Who Wanted ‘Ruby’ To Hit Japan

By IBTimes AU

ABC-CBN chose to ignore the social media storm created by the remarks of its news reader Korina Sanchez that Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) would hopefully only batter Japan and spare the Philippines. The comment even spawned a hoax report that Japan has declared her a persona non grata. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, JAPAN, STORM

US Dollars And Euros Banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 10, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has rallied off new lows as the USD and global equity markets weakened overnight. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe speaks during a debate session with seven other party leaders ahead of the December 14 lower house election in Tokyo December 1, 2014. Abe said on Monday he wants th
Hoax Alert: Japan Didn’t Declare Filipina News Reader ‘Persona Non Grata’

By IBTimes AU

Like the fake news that Malia Obama is pregnant, Japan did not declare ABS-CBN news reader Korina Sanchez a "persona non grata" for saying on air that super typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) should spare the Philippines and hit Japan instead. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: SEC, TWITTER, JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN, JOURNALISM

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen through skylights in the Vistor's Center in Washington January 2, 2013. The new 113th U.S. Congress convenes tomorrow on January 3, set to take a fresh crack at a number of issues, such as gun control, immigration, tax r
21st Century Cold War Has Began; US House Of Reps Passes Resolution 758 Even As US Tells Russia To Stop Self-isolation

By IBTimes AU

U.S. House Resolution 758, approved on Thursday, signals the start of the 21st century Cold War era. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CONGRESS

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott During An Official Visit To Putrajaya, Malaysia
PM Tony Abbott Admits Feeling Bad About Plummeting Popularity

By IBTimes AU

But just a little more than a year in power, Tony Abbott is experiencing what Kevin Rudd was going through the dying days of the Labor Party. In an interview with ABC, Mr Abbott admitted that man voters now feel dismayed, disappointed and surprised w... (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: TONY ABBOTT

Pro-democracy Protesters Move Barricade Reinforcements Up Onto An Escalator Near The Government Headquarters In Hong Kong's Admiralty District
Hong Kong Police Blame 'Troublemakers' Among Protesters For Violent Clashes

By IBTimes AU

The pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong have intensified their protest even though the government is making all efforts to curb the unrest. (Dec 02)

Workers load trucks with parcels at the new distribution centre of the German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL in Berlin November 12, 2013. Deutsche Post posted a better-than-expected rise in quarterly operating profit as earnings at its domes
New Zealand Labour Leader Andrew Little Bats For Widening Party Base: Redefines Working Class

By IBTimes AU

Technology changes have made the old world definition of working class redundant. (Dec 02)

MORE TOPICS: MORTGAGE, INVESTMENT

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a joint session of the Australian Parliament in Canberra
Scotland Devolution of Powers Deal:: Smith Panel Recommends Direct Control Of Income Tax And Welfare Policy

By IBTimes AU

Greater Financial autonomy can make Scotland happy and keep the U.K. intact. (Nov 28)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM

Former President Bill Clinton laughs with Carol Crist, wife of former Florida Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, at the final stop of a state-wide bus campaign tour in Orlando, Florida, November 3, 2014. Florida Republican Gove
Bill Clinton At It Again, Caught By Camera In Jerusalem Peeking At Woman’s Breast

By IBTimes AU

Former US President Bill Clinton apparently has not learned his lesson from his affair with then White House intern Monica Lewinsky which almost had him impeached, while then First Lady Hillary Clinton almost divorced him. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, CHARLIE CRIST