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Sanctions, east and west

American sanctions against Cuba have had more than fifty years to work, but haven’t. Sanctions against Russia, however, are doing unexpectedly well.

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UKIP scores again

The UK Independence Party wins itself a second seat in the House of Commons. It’s bad news for the Conservatives, and not much joy for Labour or the Lib Dems either.

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Romania gets a German president

Romania’s voters show they don’t want to give their prime minister a promotion, opting instead for an ethnic German from the centre-right.

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Catalonia’s “yes” vote is just the beginning

No surprise that the “yes” vote won a big victory in Catalonia’s independence referendum. The question is whether it was big enough to bring the central government to the negotiating table.

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Four elections in one day

A summary of yesterday’s four elections, in Brazil, Ukraine, Tunisia and Uruguay.

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Fragile ceasefire still holds in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ceasefire with its separatists has succeeded in stopping most of the fighting, but a permanent solution to the conflict still seems a long way off.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: still not looking like a real country

Elections at the weekend in Bosnia & Herzegovina show that ethnic division is still the overriding reality, despite some obvious public dissatisfaction.

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Economics trumps language in Belgium

Belgium finally gets a new government: a centre-right pro-business coalition held together by economic policy rather than by linguistic consensus.

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Election preview: French Senate

France’s Socialist government is likely to lose its Senate majority on Sunday, but its longer-term future may depend on how well it can exploit internal divisions in the centre-right opposition.

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Scotland almost live

Scotland votes decisively against reclaiming its independence.

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