First Past the Post: October 23

Berlin, not Brussels, is the new capital of Europe.

Japan’s prime minister Yoshihiko Noda is taking heat for the appointment of a justice minister with ties to the Yakuza.

Former center-left Italian prime minister says a deadlock after next year’s Italian election could result in a second government led by current technocratic prime minister Mario Monti.

Spiegel checks in on jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in advance of this weekend’s Ukrainian elections.

A new poll in Ontario shows the governing Liberals have fallen to third place.

The United States throws its support behind a new government in Lebanon.

There will be no offense against the northern Mali rebels until at least 2013.

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