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Burundi backs constitutional change in referendum

Burundi backs constitutional change in referendum

Burundians have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza's powers and giving him the option to stay in power until 2034, official results showed on Monday.

Zimbabwe sets new date for Mugabe hearing

Zimbabwe sets new date for Mugabe hearing

Robert Mugabe was originally scheduled to appear before the mines committee on May 9, which would have been his first public appearance since he was ousted in November.

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

The Catalan parliament is expected to vote in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain.

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Official results from the Election Commission of votes cast showed that Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN), had so far won 25 of parliament's 222 seats and Mahathir's alliance had won 16.

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

The prime minister admitted that he had hoped for a stronger showing but said he remained happy with the result, which contrasts with the expected gains made by the rival camp led by the Hezbollah group.

Pakistan court removes FM for breaking election law

Pakistan court removes FM for breaking election law

The ruling by the Islamabad High Court was the latest in a series of court decisions that have gone against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N).

Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sarksyan approved as PM

Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sarksyan approved as PM

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in the centre of the Armenian capital on Tuesday to protest as parliament voted to allow former president Serzh Sarksyan to become prime minister in the former Soviet republic.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for seventh time

Turkey to extend state of emergency for seventh time

Turkey's top security body on Tuesday recommended extending the state of emergency imposed since a failed July 2016 coup for a seventh time, despite mounting calls from Ankara's partners to lift it.

France's Macron warns EU divisions like 'civil war'

France's Macron warns EU divisions like 'civil war'

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday that divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe were becoming like a ‘civil war’.

Hungary's Orban retains two-thirds legislative majority

Hungary's Orban retains two-thirds legislative majority

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban retained his controlling two-thirds majority in parliament following last week's election, a final ballot count revealed on Sunday, giving him free legislative rein for the next four years.

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

The move came after the government promised a cabinet reshuffle after a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated last week.