Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest

Europe 04/13/19, 13:38

Albanian opposition parties on Saturday rallied in Tirana, calling for the government's resignation and an early parliamentary election.Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana's main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police.Protesters broke through ...

Finns to vote on how best to save their welfare state

Europe 04/12/19, 08:14

Finns will be voting Sunday in a parliamentary election shaped by debates on how best to preserve their generous welfare model despite having one of the world's most rapidly aging populations. And in this Nordic nation, which has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle, anxieties over climate change are ...

Explains: Israel’s parliamentary elections

World 04/09/19, 05:44

Israel is holding the country's 21st parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots in a vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Here is a closer look at what to expect:CHASING HISTORYIsrael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu votes during Israel's parliamentary ...

Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

World 04/08/19, 12:41

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli leader stays in power. Buoyed by a tight alliance with President Donald Trump but clouded by a series of looming corruption ...

Hungarian PM Orban launches campaign with anti-migrant plan

Europe 04/05/19, 11:48

Hungary's prime minister on Friday launched his party's campaign for the European Parliamentary elections in May by presenting a seven-point plan against immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for migration to be controlled by national governments, not European Union bureaucrats and repeated his view that no country should be forced to ...

Explains: Israel’s parliamentary elections

World 04/04/19, 01:25

Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the country's 21st parliamentary elections. Over 6.3 million eligible voters will cast ballots in an election largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Here is a closer look at what to expect:CHASING HISTORYIsrael Electric Corporation employees work ...

Spain: Far-right party enlists former generals as candidates

Europe 03/20/19, 14:16

A far-right party is making political waves in Spain by advocating looser gun control laws and recruiting retired military officers as candidates in a parliamentary election next month.Vox party leader Santiago Abascal said Spaniards should be allowed to keep firearms at home and to use them in "real life-threatening situations" ...

Estonians head to polls with populist party seen rising

Europe 03/03/19, 02:21

Estonians have started voting in a parliamentary election in the small Baltic nation in a ballot where Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Center Party are pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party and where populists are seen making inroads.Sunday's vote in the NATO and the European Union member of ...

Near final result: No winner in Moldova parliamentary ballot

Europe 02/25/19, 03:24

Near-final results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show no party secured a majority, a result that leaves the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces.With 98 percent of the votes counted early Monday, the broadly pro-Russia opposition Socialists had 31.35 percent, while the pro-European group ACUM had ...

Moldovans head to polls, opt between Moscow and West

Europe 02/24/19, 00:53

Moldovans have begun voting in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic, in a ballot that could deepen a split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces.Sunday's vote in the country wedged between Romania and Ukraine comes amid concerns about endemic corruption and the erosion of democracy. Parties need to win 6 ...

Moldova parliamentary ballot: what’s at stake?

Europe 02/23/19, 03:16

More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will choose representatives for the next four-year term of the 101-seat legislature. No outright winner is expected and the ballot will likely deepen a rift between ...

Russia opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

Europe 02/22/19, 04:59

The Russian Interior Ministry said that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday, Feb. 24 in an election that pits the president's Party of Socialists of ...

interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

Europe 02/21/19, 13:02

Moldova's president said Thursday the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union.President Igor Dodon said in an interview with The Associated Press that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, exports and to solve a frozen conflict in its pro-Russian breakaway ...

French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress

Europe 02/20/19, 12:43

The top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to an emphasis on protectionism.Jordan Bardella, 23, hopes to be the youngest lawmaker in the EU parliament after elections in May. Along with Marine Le Pen, leader of his anti-immigration National Rally ...

Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups

Europe 02/20/19, 07:40

A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said.The company said Tuesday that a group called Strontium targeted email accounts for more than 100 people in six European countries working for the German Council ...

Lebanon forms government after months of deadlock

World 01/31/19, 13:25

Lebanese political factions agreed finally Thursday on the formation of a new government, breaking a nine-month deadlock that only deepened the country' economic woes.Rival political groups have been locked in disagreement over the make-up of a new government since May, after the country's first parliamentary elections in nine years.The breakthrough ...

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

Europe 01/29/19, 08:05

European Union authorities warned Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday that they need to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections.The EU's executive commissioners said that while the U.S. internet giants have made some progress, they need to pick up the pace of their work ...

Update: Bangladesh opposition calls election ‘farcical’

World 12/30/18, 09:47

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Bangladesh (all times local):8:45 p.m.Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain has called the country's general election "farcical," and says any outcome will be rejected.Voters went to the polls Sunday to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term, in an ...

Polls open in Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

World 12/29/18, 21:20

Voting has started in Bangladesh's contentious parliamentary elections.The polls Sunday in the South Asian nation are seen as a referendum on what critics call 71-year-old Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian tendencies.Hasina's main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who's in prison for corruption.In Zia's absence, the opposition is ...

Moldova election campaign starts, some fear Russia influence

Europe 12/10/18, 07:52

Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.Citizens will vote on Feb. 24 ballot for the 101-seat legislature that is currently controlled by a broadly pro-European coalition.Concerns arose after Russia's interior ministry on Dec. 3 said that ...

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