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Pro-Gadhafi Fighters Retake Libyan Town

Pro-government soldiers pinned down in Bani Walid

(Newser) - Libya's interim government is looking more fragile by the day. After protesters ransacked government offices yesterday, Gadhafi loyalists clashed with official forces today and took back the town of Bani Walid, the Guardian reports. Between 100 and 150 fighters with heavy weapons are said to have carried out the... More »

Opposition to Rule Kyrgyzstan for 6 Months

Military supports interim government; calm returns to streets

(Newser) - An opposition coalition proclaimed a new interim government today in Kyrgyzstan and said it would rule until elections are held in six months. It also urged the president, who has fled the capital, to resign. The new interim defense minister said the armed forces have joined the opposition and will... More »

Ousted Prez Returning to Honduras

(Newser) - Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has announced his imminent return home to reclaim his post even though the interim government that overthrew him is vowing to prevent his plane from landing. Zelaya says UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann will accompany him on the plane. In a change... More »

Iceland to Appoint First Openly Gay Woman as PM

Ex-flight attendant to lead until May elections

(Newser) - Iceland is set to appoint the world's first openly gay woman as prime minister: a former flight attendant who rose through the political ranks to become a cabinet minister. Johanna Sigurdardottir, the 66-year-old social affairs minister, is the pick of the Social Democratic Alliance Party to lead an interim government.... More »

Italy Headed for Caretaker Government

Elder statesman will form interim coalition before elections

(Newser) - Italy's president has asked Senate speaker Franco Marini to form an interim government in a last-ditch effort to reform election laws ahead of a snap poll, reports the BBC. Marini was invited to head a temporary administration to change Italy's crippling voting system, which privileges small parties and has led... More »

Italian Govt. on Brink of Collapse

PM faces no-confidence vote after allies withdraw support

(Newser) - The Italian government looks set to collapse after a key ally unexpectedly withdrew his support from Romano Prodi's coalition yesterday. The PM will face a no-confidence vote tomorrow, and if he loses, the president will have to decide whether to give Prodi another mandate or dissolve parliament and call early... More »

A Belgian Government, at Last

Late-night deal puts defeated PM in charge of interim coalition

(Newser) - Six months after inconclusive elections, Belgium will finally get a new government, thanks to a deal struck overnight. The emergency administration, to be led by "outgoing" prime minister Guy Verhofstadt, will include five parties from both French- and Dutch-speaking Belgium and will only govern until March 23, when the... More »

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