Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Independent candidates are officially required to collect 300,000 signatures of support before they are allowed on the ballot paper.

Nepal charter talks fail to end protests

Nepal charter talks fail to end protests

Talks between the Nepali government and minority groups to resolve a dispute over a new constitution have fallen apart, opposition leaders said yesterday, dashing hopes that protests that have led to crippling fuel shortages will end soon.