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Lower voting age to 16, says Council of Europe
Lower voting age to 16, says Council of Europe
The Council of Europe called on member states Friday to investigate lowering the voting age to 16, warning that young people risk being marginalised in national debates....
Doubts cast over Medvedev's landslide triumph
Doubts cast over Medvedev's landslide triumph
The West cast doubt on Russia's presidential election on Monday after Dmitry Medvedev won a landslide victory and vowed to follow the course set by...
Observers say Russia's poll 'not fair'
Observers say Russia's poll 'not fair'
International observers declared on Monday that Russia's parliamentary elections failed to meet widely accepted democratic standards, saying...
Election observer attacks Russian poll rules
Election observer attacks Russian poll rules
A senior member of Europe's main human rights body launched an outspoken attack on the Russian Federation's elections on Friday, three weeks before...
US accused of holding suspects on prison ships
US accused of holding suspects on prison ships
The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there...
Council of Europe to vote on creationism
Council of Europe to vote on creationism
Europe's main human rights body will vote next week on a resolution opposing the teaching of creationist and intelligent design views in school...
SA confident about attendance at EU-AU summit
SA confident about attendance at EU-AU summit
South Africa is confident that a "critical number" of European and African leaders would be in attendance at the planned European Union-African...

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