Pro-democracy campaigners describe the election process as a farce and predict weekend protests as the prospect of political reform in the semi-autonomous city appears more unattainable than ever
President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal, the Catholic Church, other religious denominations, and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from
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With levels of frustration high with France's political class, Emmanuel Macron appears to have tapped into a desire for wholesale change – and he could be the country's youngest president in modern history
With scandals left and right, Francois Fillon's early frontrunner status is now diminished. Some commentators wonder whether he has lost the moral authority to carry out his key campaign pledge.
If Marine Le Pen does win the keys to the Elyseé Palace, it will be partly because of her repudiation of the man she once idolized – her own father, Jean-Marie Le Pen
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs
(UPDATED) With most ballots counted, Francisco Guterres – known by his nom de guerre 'Lu Olo' – received over 57% of votes cast in Monday's (March 20) poll, according to the election commission
(UPDATED) Marine Le Pen's hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls
(UPDATED) The FBI 'is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,' Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee
(UPDATED) His tweet comes just as FBI and NSA chiefs are to speak to Congress on what ties Trump may have with Russia and his shocking claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama
The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence
(UPDATED) Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates
Catalan leaders: 'The scenario of an agreed referendum is what we desire in Catalonia'
Martin Schulz: 'Starting now the fight begins to become the top party in the country and take over the chancellory'
Based on 'everything I have up to this morning – no evidence of collusion,' by Trump's team and Moscow, Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says
The vote will put Mark Rutte in pole position to form the next coalition government, with party leaders set to get down to talks soon
(UPDATED) Mark Rutte's Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats, making it the largest in the new 150-seat parliament, with Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) beaten into second place alongside two others on 19 seats
(UPDATED) The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year.
On the eve of Wednesday's (March 15) legislative polls, many of the 12.9 million eligible Dutch voters appear not to have made up their minds which of the record 28 parties in the running to choose
Acrimony flares between Turkey and EU states – a standoff that risks affecting Ankara's entire relationship with Europe
'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Seventeen parties field candidates in Honduras's party primaries on for local councils, national and Central American lawmakers, 3 vice presidents and for the post of president
(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Dutch of behaving like fascists in their treatment of Turkish ministers
Away from the tourist delights of the tulips, windmills and clogs, here is a beginner's guide to the Dutch elections
(UPDATED) 'Ban our foreign minister from flying however much you like, but from now on let's see how your flights will land in Turkey,' says Erdogan
Turkish ministers have been heading to Europe to whip up support for a 'yes' vote among Turkey's voters abroad, ahead of the April referendum on whether to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers
Macron's lead comes as a growing list of backers from both the left and the center throw their support behind the 39-year-old former economy minister who is trying to upend France's traditional politics
The conservative candidate 'did not deem it necessary' to report the 50,000 euros ($53,000) loan he received from Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere in 2013 to a state transparency watchdog, the Canard Enchaine weekly reports
The comments come after German local authorities banned rallies that Turkish officials were due to address to raise support among expatriate voters for a referendum in April on boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers
Special satellite voters' registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly-urbanized cities nationwide
A French petition calling for the former US president to enter the race for the French presidency has gathered thousands of signatures. Their only problem? He's not a French citizen.
Ricky Vargas pledges to 'initiate more local tournaments in the countryside' expand grassroots development of boxers
The conservative candidate is in a defiant mood after holding a rally in Paris attended by tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters
This comes as political parties in Northern Ireland start a 3-week countdown to form a power-sharing executive following Thursday's (March 2) election
(UPDATED) The White House calls for Congress to follow up on President Donald Trump's explosive, unsubstantiated allegation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year's election campaign
In a historic shake-up, unionist parties lost their absolute majority in Northern Ireland's legislature for the first time since the province's creation in 1921
(2nd UPDATE) Top Obama advisor Ben Rhodes issues a searing response on Twitter: 'No President can order a wiretap'
Fillon tries to wrest back control of his campaign by setting out his policies on Saturday, March 4 before holding a rally on Sunday, March 5 near the Eiffel Tower
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The move paves the way for France to pursue a case against the far right National Front leader, after prosecutors launched a probe in 2015 over the graphic pictures, which included the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley
The two main parties both claim they want a fresh power-sharing government installed as soon as possible, but the enmity between them seems entrenched, with neither side prepared to give ground
The TV host reacts to the possibility of running for the highest position in US government
The ruling is particularly noteworthy as civil rights organizations fear a tightening of voting rights for minorities under President Donald Trump
The Fillons' woes are the latest twist in an extraordinary presidential campaign that has repeatedly wrong-footed observers ahead of the two-stage contest on April 23 and May 7
The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed
This isn't America's bitter presidential election campaign last year, but France's in 2017
Marine Le Pen's attack echoes US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists
Politicians and commentators believe the same forces that led to the Brexit vote in Britain and Donald Trump's victory in the United States could carry Le Pen to power