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Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru's new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers.

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, vowing to keep alive plans to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities' refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the ballot.

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova plunged deeper into crisis Sunday as a new, acting president dissolved parliament and called elections just after lawmakers appeared to have formed a government following months of wrangling.

Italy's Salvini rules out early vote, dictates policy agenda

Italy's Salvini rules out early vote, dictates policy agenda

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday ruled out early elections, dismissing talk that he would capitalise on a triumph in European parliamentary elections ...

European voters set stage for battle for EU's soul

European voters set stage for battle for EU's soul

Europeans headed to the polls in their tens of millions Sunday to choose their champions in a looming battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the union.

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

Slovaks and Latvians cast their ballots in EU elections on Saturday as the far right hoped to clinch major gains and deny a pro-Europe victory to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Malawi court orders vote recount over irregularities

Malawi court orders vote recount over irregularities

Malawi's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral board not to announce presidential results until ballots from a third of the voting districts have been recounted, after opposition complaints of rigging.

Thousands of Algerian protesters demand presidential vote delay

Thousands of Algerian protesters demand presidential vote delay

Thousands of Algerians demanded a delay to the country's presidential election in renewed anti-government protests on Friday.

Modi vows 'inclusive' India after landslide election win

Modi vows 'inclusive' India after landslide election win

Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an ‘inclusive’ future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that crushed the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes once again.

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.