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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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