In early June, Europe had to digest the results of the European Parliament elections - and choke down some pretty nasty clumps.
During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.
The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.
The candidate of the left wing FMLN, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, appears to have won the Mar. 9 presidential runoff elections.
After weeks of negotiations, Nepal has a government in which the Communists are equal partners with the leading centrist political party and top vote getter.
The big demonstrations and counter demonstrations in Venezuela have been covered in the U.S. and international press and media, but how they are covered is a major issue.
Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.
The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.
Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").
A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.