Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, June 16 : Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over its name. The motion brought by the opposition New Democracy party was rejected […]

South Korea’s ruling party set for landslide victory in regional polls

By Heekyong Yang and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, June 13 : South Korea’s ruling party is expected to win a sweeping victory in Wednesday’s regional elections, exit polls suggest, an extra boost for President Moon Jae-in following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. The ruling Democratic Party was […]

Maldives election body sets Sept date for presidential election

By Mohamed Junayd MALE, June 9 : Maldives presidential election will be held in September, the country’s Election Commission chief said late on Friday, a week after the European Union and some Western nations urged the country to hold a transparent, credible poll. The Maldives, home to 400,000 people and best known as a tropical […]

Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout

By Vivian Sequera and Corina Pons CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela, May 21 : Venezuela’s leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the “coronation” of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. Despite his unpopularity over the OPEC member’s […]

U.S. Democrats target Russia, Trump in report on election interference

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 10 : Democratic U.S. lawmakers called on President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday to treat foreign election interference as a national crisis, setting up a single agency to coordinate the response and establishing a new class of sanctions to quickly punish those responsible. Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee […]

Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change, fears of chaos

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 13 : For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year’s presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics. The sweeping probe ordered by Justice Luiz Edson […]