Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

World 10/22/19, 06:02

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon.Trudeau's Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best ...

Greek government sets national election date for July 7

Europe 05/28/19, 12:03

The Greek government has set July 7, a week later than expected, as the date for early parliamentary elections.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the early election after his party's heavy defeat in the weekend's European parliamentary polls.Government spokesman Dimitris Tzannakopoulos said Tuesday the decision was taken to not disrupt school-leavers' ...

Greek prime minister calls for early election after EU loss

Europe 05/26/19, 16:48

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for an early national election following the defeat of his party at the European Parliament elections.Tsipras said from the Syriza party offices that "the result does not rise to our expectations ... I will not ignore it or quit."Tsipras credited his government for pulling ...

Belgium’s national election split along linguistic lines

World 05/26/19, 12:22

Estimates based on partial results in Belgium's national election show huge gains for a far-right party in a northern region, and the Greens have seen a similar surge in support in Brussels and the south of the country.Belgium is split along linguistic lines, with French-speaking Wallonia in the south and ...

Update: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections

Europe 05/26/19, 01:11

The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local):8:05 a.m.Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday.List of candidates are placed in a polling station ahead of Sunday's European Elections, in Rozzano, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Some 400 million ...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

Enviroment 05/22/19, 01:01

An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election.The Carmichael mine proposed by India's Adani Mining in Queensland state was a bitterly polarizing issue ahead of Saturday's national election, ...

Tech-savvy Estonians vote online in European elections

Europe 05/20/19, 03:37

Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and thousands have ...

Austrian interior minister’s job on the line after scandal

Europe 05/20/19, 02:06

Austria's leader is apparently preparing to force out the country's interior minister, a prominent and divisive figure in the far-right Freedom Party, after the country's vice chancellor resigned in a scandal over a covertly filmed video.Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for a new national election after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian ...

PHOTOS: India’s tribal women see little hope in election

Asia & Pacific 05/13/19, 00:07

For years they've been told about the power they can wield with their votes, and how elections can bring so much change to this sprawling, often-chaotic nation.But few of these women, marooned at the fringes of Indian society, believe such talk anymore.They've been hardened by decades of forgotten promises, and ...

South Africa chief vows to purge ANC of ‘deviant tendencies’

Africa 05/12/19, 10:37

South Africa's president is vowing to purge his party of "bad and deviant tendencies" as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which has ruled since the apartheid system ...

Voting in Indian elections reaches next-to-last phase

Asia & Pacific 05/11/19, 21:27

Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party rival Rahul Gandhi for the country's ills.Sunday's voting in 59 constituencies, including seven in the Indian capital, will complete polling for 483 of ...

South Africa’s ruling ANC set to celebrate election victory

Africa 05/11/19, 04:02

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is preparing to celebrate its win in national elections, with the formal announcement coming later on Saturday.With 99.9% of votes counted, the ANC has 57% of the vote. It is the worst-ever showing at the polls for the party of the late Nelson Mandela, ...

EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

Europe 05/07/19, 07:55

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground.Juncker said Tuesday that voters should ask themselves what the "European landscape" would look like in the coming years if everyone voted ...

In post-apartheid South Africa, inequality still on display

Africa 05/07/19, 04:38

Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra.With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a onetime home to Nelson Mandela, is a squalid, cramped and ...

Spain’s caretaker prime minister starts talks to form govt

Europe 05/06/19, 09:51

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with conservative leader Pablo Casado on Monday in his first encounter with opposition politicians in efforts to form a government.Sánchez's Socialist Party won the April 28 national election, but it fell short of a majority and will need help to stay in power ...

Far-right in Spain sweeps town with anti-migrant message

World 04/29/19, 16:49

Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beachhead for the arrival of the far-right in Spain, the latest country to be hit by the wave of nationalist populism sweeping ...

Indians vote in 4th phase of mammoth national election

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 01:57

Indians were voting Monday in the fourth phase of a staggered national election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party facing a major test as it looks to govern for another five years.Voting was being held in nine states. The remaining three phases will be completed by May 19, ...

Spain’s election reshuffles party standings on the right

Europe 04/28/19, 19:02

The party that had dominated conservative politics for decades in Spain suffered an unprecedented debacle in national elections Sunday, with the eruption of an ultra-nationalist party causing a seismic shift in the nation's political right.The Popular Party lost more than half its support from elections just three years earlier as ...

Explains: Polarized and undecided, Spain heads to polls

Europe 04/27/19, 04:45

An uncertain outcome and the likelihood of the far-right entering Spain's Parliament looms over national elections on Sunday, when nearly 37 million Spaniards are called to cast ballots in the most highly polarized election in decades.A look at why Spain is voting and what to expect from the general election:__Spain's ...

Migrant arrivals plunge in Spain after deals with Morocco

World 04/26/19, 08:07

Spain appears to have stemmed a surge in illegal migration that made it Europe's main entry point for sea arrivals, after boosting joint efforts with neighboring Morocco to clamp down on the flow.Spain, which holds a national election Sunday, saw nearly 60,000 people reach its shores irregularly in 2018, most ...

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