Ukrainian lawmakers vote against Cabinet resignation

Europe 05/30/19, 06:42

Ukrainian lawmakers have refused to accept the Cabinet's resignation in a snub to the nation's newly sworn-in president.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who won a landslide victory in last month's presidential election, faces a hostile parliament dominated by former President Petro ...

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 ...

EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right

World 05/27/19, 11:47

The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the future of both the 28-country EU and the domestic politics of several members.While issues ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 03:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 02:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy ...

France’s Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties

Europe 05/18/19, 04:21

The leader of France's far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve "an historic feat" in next week's Europe-wide elections.Marine Le Pen is joining leaders of other nationalist parties Saturday in Italy for a ...

Report: Austrian politician offered contracts for support

World 05/17/19, 12:33

Two German newspapers have reported that the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potential Russian donor shortly before parliamentary elections.Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and weekly Der Spiegel published extracts Friday from a ...

Turkish electoral body rejects opposition demand in Istanbul

Europe 05/13/19, 08:54

Turkey's electoral board has rejected a demand by opposition parties to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, following the board's decision to strip the opposition of its victory in the mayoral race.The Supreme Electoral Board on Monday also ...

Albania opposition set to continue anti-govt protests

Europe 05/12/19, 02:04

Albania's center-right opposition has decided to continue protests calling for the resignation of the government and for an early parliamentary election.The leadership of the Democratic Party-led opposition decided to hold a small protest Sunday against the arrest of a senior ...

Albanian opposition demands fresh polls in anti-govt rally

Europe 05/11/19, 13:49

Albanian opposition parties on Saturday held a protest in Tirana, calling for the left-wing government to resign and for an early parliamentary election.Thousands of supporters of the center-right opposition gathered in front of the main government building at Tirana's main ...

UK’s Labour divided over whether to back new EU referendum

Europe 04/30/19, 05:09

It's not just the British government that has problems over Brexit. The main opposition Labour Party is agonizing over whether to back a second EU membership referendum.The left-of-center party's governing executive is meeting Tuesday to decide what to put in ...

Update: EU congratulates Sánchez on Spanish victory

Europe 04/29/19, 05:41

The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local):11:35 a.m.The European Union executive says that it is confident that outgoing prime minister Pedro Sánchez "will be able to form a stable pro-European government that will allow ...

Socialists set to reign in Spain, but not without support

Europe 04/29/19, 01:56

Spain's third parliamentary election in less than four years has done little to dispel uncertainty over the political future of the eurozone's fourth largest economy.The center-left Socialist party won re-election in Sunday's ballot, collecting nearly 29% of votes, and will ...

Spain election dominated by uncertainty, splintered right

Europe 04/25/19, 03:09

Spain is preparing to hold its third parliamentary election in less than four years. But even though the exercise is familiar, uncertainty surrounds the election's outcome.Polls indicate a substantial share of voters, about one-third, hadn't decided by the final week ...

Israel’s president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 13:39

Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks.In one ...

Finland’s center-left Social Democrats narrowly top poll

Europe 04/15/19, 03:27

Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country's largest party by an extremely narrow margin following Sunday's highly fragmented parliamentary election.With all votes counted Monday, the ...

Update: Vote in Finland called “the climate election”

Europe 04/14/19, 05:58

The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local):12:40 a.m.Greenpeace is calling the parliamentary vote in Finland the "climate election," saying that "never before has climate and the limits of planet Earth been discussed with such seriousness in Finland."Chairman of ...

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