Politics and Elections News

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year.Mohammad Javad Zarif's remarks at a pres ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.The legislature's powerful Standi ...more

AP News - 47 mins ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature rules out open nominations for Hong Kong's leader. ...more

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MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's deputy prime minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, is in charge of government in the absence of the premier, a government minister said on Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accused the military of staging a coup. ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops st ...more

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new government, senior officials told Reuters late on Saturday, a move likely to ease concerns of a turf war within the cabinet. ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on S ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — A party that wants Germany to ditch the euro currency is tipped to win its first seat in a state assembly Sunday.A recent poll conducted for public broadcaster ZDF predicts that the party Alternative for Germany will receive 7 perc ...more

Reuters News - 3 hours ago

By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, re-elected its leader and sole candidate Fernando Chui on Sunday, a widely expected result after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democ ...more