Moldova's president seeks re-election on Sunday in another trial of strength between the forces pulling the country in opposite directions.
As Donald Trump is on the verge of getting his new Supreme Court justice, a decision in Poland illuminates the issues at stake.
A troubled country and a troubled pseudo-country both vote in presidential elections on Sunday: a first round in Bolivia and a second round in Northern Cyprus.
An occasional (usually monthly) feature. Today, news from Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Belgium and Vienna.
Greece's Golden Dawn is found to be a criminal organisation after a drawn-out trial of its leaders. There's a lesson there for the rest of us.
An increase in the pro-independence vote in New Caledonia puts its supporters within sight of their goal.
There's another independence referendum on Sunday in New Caledonia. It's unlikely to show a very different result from the first one, but the opponents of independence can't hold out forever.
The Spanish courts take a hand again on the Catalan issue, making compromise less likely and adding to the woes of the embattled prime minister.
After being, by their lights, cheated out of two seats on the United States Supreme Court, the Democrats are ready to fight back, but their options are constrained by the constitution.
Belgium finally looks set for a new government, 16 months after its election, but it will have to deal with a deeply divided country.