Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass
He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani says his victory shows Iranians' belief in the reinforcement of democracy as the way to ensure security
(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani frames the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and 'extremism'
Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
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(UPDATED) President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
(3rd UPDATE) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of 'Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election'
(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition
Rouhani is seeking a second four-year term next Friday. He says Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested
Top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he wants to just 'relax' after he retires next year but he also can't turn down President Rodrigo Duterte if he wants him to serve the government in another capacity
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Trump has repeatedly denounced as 'fake news' the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials
'There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,' says the FBI's acting director
13.1 million voters will cast ballots in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a sprawling industrial area with a big migrant population which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for 17 years
The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen
The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator
(UPDATED) Moon Jae-In promises unity after final results from the National Election Commission (NEC) showed he took 41.1% of the vote – some 13.4 million ballots.
(UPDATED) The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election, comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump's aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote
A year ago on May 9, Rodrigo Duterte gave Rappler his first one-on-one interview after partial vote transmissions showed he was leading the presidential race
Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc, generally supportive of his administration
(UPDATED) Moon, of the Democratic Party, has 41.4% support, according to the joint survey by 3 television stations
It's been a year since the 2016 elections. Revisit Rappler's #PHvote microsite – it doesn't disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day.
Trump took to Twitter to dismiss as 'old news' the Senate testimony by former acting attorney general Sally Yates about his former national security advisor Michael Flynn
(UPDATED) Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race
(UPDATED) South Koreans head to the polls to choose a new president to replace impeached Park Geun-Hye
Macron received a total of 20,753,797 votes, compared with 10,644,118 for Marine Le Pen, the ministry announces the day after the landmark election
The campaign has focused largely on jobs and the economy, with North Korea less prominent despite high diplomatic tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile ambitions
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According to official results with more than 80% of votes counted, the abstention rate stood at 24.52% – the highest since the presidential election in 1969
Analysts say the near all-male panel of candidates for South Korea's presidency demonstrates the enduringly patriarchal nature of Korean society
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joins other world leaders in congratulating Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election Sunday, May 7
(UPDATED) The 39-year-old – set to be the youngest president in French history – breaks the mold of a traditional French leader, charting one of the most unlikely paths to the presidency in modern history
Marine Le Pen: 'I suggest we begin a profound transformation of our movement to create a new political force'
(UPDATED) The pro-EU former investment banker will become France's youngest-ever leader but faces a huge challenge to enact his program while trying to unite a fractured and demoralized country
Sally Yates could bring new pressure on the White House over what it knew about former national security advisor Michael Flynn's communications with Russian officials
This comes a day before the country heads to the polls for a watershed election
The leak comes as an 11th-hour twist in what has proved to be one of the most drama-packed elections in French history
Pro-European Emmanuel Macron and far-right anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen have offered starkly different visions for France during a campaign that has been closely watched in Europe and the rest of the world
With a fortune of his own, Ahn Cheol-Soo presents himself as above the graft that has mired South Korean politics for decades
Left-leaning Moon Jae-In of the Democratic Party has held what appears to be an unassailable lead in opinion polls for months
The May 9 vote takes place under the shadow of North Korea’s growing nuclear threat, but voter sentiment is squarely focused on inequality and unemployment
Judicial sources say prosecutors in Paris opened a probe following the complaint from Macron, which comes 3 days before Sunday's presidential run-off against Le Pen
James Comey says he was faced with two options: either conceal the investigation on the Clinton emails until after the vote, or inform Congress
(UPDATED) The Philippines' new lawyers have inspiring stories of grit, hard work, and love for country. Ramil Comendador worked as Comelec janitor while in law school.
Clinton: 'If the election had been on October 27, I'd be your president'