Romanian Presidential Election Going to Runoff
Romania's presidential election is going to have a runoff as no candidate earned a majority in Sunday's first round of balloting.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta led with about 40 percent, while his main challenger, Klaus Iohannis got 30 percent of the vote.
The prime minister and the mayor of the city of Sibiu will face each other in the runoff to be held November 16.
The winner will replace President Traian Basescu, who is stepping down after 10 years in office.
Rebels Elect Leader in Eastern Ukraine
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say the acting prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic has won an election that Kyiv and the West have made clear they will not recognize.
Election officials said Monday that Alexander Zakharchenko received about 79 percent of Sunday's vote as part of the elections for leadership and legislative bodies in areas the separatists control in Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
The United Nations, the European Union and the United States have called the rebel vote illegal, saying it violates Ukraine's constitution and the cease-fire agreement reached September 5 between separatists and Ukraine's government.
The EU's new foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Sunday that the bloc would not recognize the vote, which she called "a new obstacle on the path towards peace in Ukraine."