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India's top court calls for speedy trial of politicians

India's top court calls for speedy trial of politicians

India's top court Wednesday ordered the government to establish special tribunals to fast-track the trials of lawmakers charged with criminal offences, saying it must crack down on lawlessness in politics.

Politics should not affect cultural events: Minister

Politics should not affect cultural events: Minister

Cultural activities should not be linked to political differences, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali has stressed.

After political scandals, Icelanders head back to polls

After political scandals, Icelanders head back to polls

Icelanders were voting Saturday in the second snap election in a year marked by deep distrust in the scandal-hit political class despite a thriving economy bolstered by booming tourism.

Thousands rally in Madrid, urge jailing of deposed Catalan leader

Thousands rally in Madrid, urge jailing of deposed Catalan leader

‘Prison for Puigdemont,’ shouted thousands of people in central Madrid, gathered under a giant Spanish flag Saturday in anger at Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence ...

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Sharif: lawyer

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Sharif: lawyer

A Pakistani court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in two cases of corruption spiralling from the Panama Papers leak, his lawyers said.

Rift appears in Catalan govt as Madrid power takeover looms

Rift appears in Catalan govt as Madrid power takeover looms

Several members of Catalonia's separatist government told the region's leader they want elections to avoid a power takeover by Madrid, a source close to him said Wednesday, as a rift appeared in the regional executive.

Kremlin dismisses accusations over journalist knife attack

Kremlin dismisses accusations over journalist knife attack

The Kremlin dismissed on Tuesday any criticism over the knife attack on a liberal radio journalist as work of a ‘madman’ amid accusations the state fomented an atmosphere of hatred towards dissenters.

Russian journalist stabbed, assailant held: editor

Russian journalist stabbed, assailant held: editor

An unknown assailant on Monday forced his way into the office of a Russian radio station that is critical of the Kremlin and stabbed a presenter in the neck before he was detained, the chief editor told AFP.

Slovenians vote at presidential election

Slovenians vote at presidential election

Slovenian citizens started voting Sunday in a presidential election in which incumbent head of state Borut Pahor was expected to be re-elected.

Modi party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

Modi party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party came under fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to an Indian film, claiming it showcased ‘anti-Modi hatred’.

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain's government kicked off a crisis cabinet meeting on Saturday as it prepares to seize powers from Catalonia's separatist executive in an unprecedented move aimed at stopping ...

Ukraine makes first move to meet protester demands

Ukraine makes first move to meet protester demands

Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday moved towards meeting one of the demands of anti-corruption protesters who have set up the first tent city in Kiev since the pro-EU revolt of 2014.