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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

LONDON - British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. | Video

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Chile president says she has asked ministers to resign

SANTIAGO - Chile President Michelle Bachelet has asked all her ministers to resign and will announce a new cabinet in the next few days, she said in a TV interview on Wednesday evening.

9:53pm EDT

Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government on Wednesday just before a deadline expired, but his coalition will rule by the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament. | Video

Israel 7:26pm EDT

King's changes make Saudi policy less predictable

RIYADH - Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing constraints on the monarch and making the conservative kingdom's strategic positions less predictable.

Saudi Arabia 9:19pm EDT

Erdogan, Turkish Cypriot leader urge Greek Cypriots to step up peace efforts

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the newly elected north Cypriot leader said on Wednesday that renewed peace talks between Cyprus's estranged Turkish and Greek communities could lead to a solution this year if the Greek side shows more commitment.

Greece 4:40pm EDT

Nigerians fleeing Lake Chad in Niger say some have died from lack of food, water

GEIDAM, Nigeria/NIAMEY, Niger - Some of thousands of Nigerians told to leave neighboring Niger in the past week due to threats from Boko Haram militants have died en route from lack of food and water, evacuees said.

Africa, United Nations 6:34pm EDT

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