Elections / Voting

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Published 17/10/2017

The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and other politicians could lose their seats if proposals to "cut the cost of politics" go ahead, a report suggested on Tuesday. [more…]

Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

Published 17/10/2017

Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said. [more…]

Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say

Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say

Published 17/10/2017

Kurdish Peshmerga forces pulled out from the area of Khanaqin, on the border with Iran as Iraqi forces prepared to take over their positions, security sources said. [more…]

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

Published 17/10/2017

The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. [more…]

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Published 17/10/2017

Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. [more…]

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. [more…]

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

Published 14/10/2017

The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award. [more…]

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Published 13/10/2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government. [more…]

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

Published 13/10/2017

The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. [more…]

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Published 12/10/2017

Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. [more…]