Georgian prime minister and leader of ruling Georgian Dream party Giorgi Kvirikashvili: “This was a truly free and fair election.” Photograph:  Sergei Grits/AP

Georgia’s ruling party is set to retain power after an election that was broadly praised by international observers, but which opposition parties say (...)

Two women stand in front of election posters of opposition candidate Sofio Giorgadze and Ketevan Mamulshvili of the ruling Georgian Dream party, in Tbilisi. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Georgia’s two main parties claim they are poised for victory in parliamentary elections on Saturday, amid tension stoked by car and gun attacks on pol(...)

 Barack Obama speaking before the Nato Summit  in Warsaw, Poland, which is expected to decide about military reinforcements on Nato territory in Central-East Europe. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Britain will not turn its back on European defence and security policy prime minister David Cameron said yesterday as he confirmed that 650 British tr(...)