UK PM's attempt to reassert authority branded a shambles

UK PM's attempt to reassert authority branded a shambles

Theresa May's leadership team shake-up, designed to restore her authority and address divisions over Brexit, was branded a shambles after one minister quit and media reported another had refused to move jobs.

Abe triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis

Abe triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

One of Iceland's three coalition parties said on Friday it would quit the government formed just nine months ago, citing a "breach of trust" after the prime minister's party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.

British PM shed a 'little tear' over election failure

British PM shed a 'little tear' over election failure

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a "little tear" when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election.

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Austria's snap election will be on October 15, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist "grand coalition" collapsed.