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Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public backing for the maverick leader.

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday the security forces would ‘eradicate terrorism’ following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election ...

Suspected Maoist bomb kills 16 Indian troops: police

Suspected Maoist bomb kills 16 Indian troops: police

A suspected bomb attack by Maoist rebels killed 16 paramilitary troops in western India on Wednesday, police said.

India government asks Gandhi to respond to claims he is British

India government asks Gandhi to respond to claims he is British

India's government Tuesday asked opposition leader Rahul Gandhi to respond to claims that he is a British citizen as the country's fiercely contested election battle took a bizarre twist.

Voting begins in Spain election marked by far-right resurgence

Voting begins in Spain election marked by far-right resurgence

Spaniards began voting in an uncertain snap general election Sunday marked by a resurgence of the far-right after more than four decades on the outer margins of politics.

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US vice president Joe Biden jumped into the race for the White House on Thursday, becoming the frontrunner in a crowded field challenging Donald Trump in 2020...

North Macedonians vote in presidential election

North Macedonians vote in presidential election

Voting began Sunday in the North Macedonian presidential election which revisits the agreement with Greece over the former Yugoslav republic's name change in return for free passage to NATO membership ...

Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

About 100,000 people filled Jakarta's main stadium Saturday for a huge rally in support of Indonesian president Joko Widodo, just days ahead of the biggest-ever elections in the world's number-three democracy.

Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

Two top members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party including an estranged member of the Gandhi dynasty were in hot water Saturday for appearing to threaten people to vote for them...

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India banned Wednesday the release of a biopic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the country's marathon elections after complaints that the flattering portrayal would give the ruling party an unfair advantage.