Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 16 mins ago

By James Pearson PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. N ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are voting in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger.In his five years in office, the 62-year-old K ...more

AP News - 46 mins ago

MADRID (AP) — Local elections in much of Spain could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the conservative Popular Party and the center-left Socialists.At stake in Sunday's vote are 8,100 town halls as well as parliame ...more

AP News - 49 mins ago

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.More than 38 milli ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution." ...more

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the ongoing assault, authorities said.Mohammad Ismail Hotaki, the director of Helmand province's ...more

Reuters News - 2 hours ago

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say at least 10 Afghan police officers killed in ongoing Taliban assault in south. ...more

Reuters News - 3 hours ago

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali authorities urged thousands of villagers on Sunday to move to safety after a landslide likely triggered by recent earthquakes blocked a river, raising fears of a devastating flash flood, officials ...more