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Pedro Sanchez is currently caretaker premier after coming first in the April general election but without the majority he needed with just 123 seats, forcing him to look for support
Comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky rise is viewed as a rejection of Ukraine's political elite for failing to improve living standards
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will submit to questions before Congress for the first time on July 24, 2019. Here's what you need to know about his report on Russian meddling and obstruction allegations in the US presidential elections
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, much-trusted in Washington circles but with a sphinx-like image, has already signalled he will be a tough nut to crack
(UPDATED) Acrid clouds of tear gas waft through the city's densely packed commercial district as police battled masked protesters after another huge protest march, with seemingly no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub
A new rule redefining asylum eligibility – to take effect on July 16 – is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes amid White House frustration at Congress's failure to change asylum laws
A presidential election planned for early July has been scrapped, de facto extending interim president Abdelkader Bensalah's presidency for an undetermined period
'I share in the pain of his family,' says President Mauricio Macri, in announcing his death. 'His democratic journey deserves recognition by all Argentinians.'
The 51-year-old Harvard graduate and former McKinsey consultant has pledged to create jobs and get rid of obstacles to business
Protesters continue to pressure regime insiders to step down, more than 3 months after forcing former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down
'As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election, Gandhi says in a statement on his official Twitter account
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'
Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, who ran for vice mayor but lost, allegedly removes partition walls, cuts electrical wirings, and saws the newel caps of the railings leading to her former office
'The Constitution entrusted to Congress the duty to end political dynasties. Unfortunately, we have failed in our duty and, hence, political dynasty still persists and so does poverty,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
The new mayor says he will hold office in his old room as vice mayor after his predecessor, Tomas Osmeña, stripped bare the mayor's office before leaving
Russian President Vladimir Putin slams ideas of freedom of sexuality as he defends Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda'
(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds
The country has been on high alert since the attack in the capital Addis Ababa and northern Amhara state left the national army chief, a retired general, and 3 senior regional officials dead
With so many potential challengers to Trump, the Democratic party splits the top 20 candidates into debates on two nights in southern Florida, a key swing state in next year's election
President Rodrigo Duterte's enduring popularity is baffling. What are the factors that might explain it?
Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections
The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against number two candidate Bernie Sanders and 8 others on Thursday
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Opposition leaders have vowed to hold demonstrations until parliament is dissolved and snap elections are held
The artworks, according to Kapatid, reflect the vigor and struggles of detained activists and human rights defenders
Kapatid, originally established in 1978 under the Marcos dictatorship, seeks to have political prisoners freed and to promote basic rights
No vote in Kazakhstan has ever been recognized as fully democratic by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which sent more than 300 observers to monitor this election
IMF chief Christine Lagarde says trade conflicts pose the 'principal threat' to the global economic outlook
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the bottom-line of the last-minute deal was simple: 'there will not be an economic or financial crisis in Mexico on Monday, June 10'
President Donald Trump's administration cancels special care in the from of classroom, soccer fields, and art studios, citing a lack of funding
The resignations of 9 government legislators come after a Buddhist monk lawmaker supporting President Maithripala Sirisena demanded the sacking of 3 top Muslim politicians
3 decades on, the crackdown remains one of the most sensitive subjects in mainland China and any mention is strictly censored. Here are 5 key moments from that tumultuous spring
Representatives of Guaido and Maduro met face-to-face in Oslo as part of talks mediated by Norway aimed at resolving the country's political deadlock
On the persecution of the historian Lisandro Claudio by political extremists
Facing major challenges with the economy, job creation, and a farm debt crisis, Narendra Modi replaces around 3 dozen ministers and deputies from the last administration, bringing in many new lawmakers
Israel will now head to the polls again on September 17, just over 5 months after an April election that saw Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing and religious allies win a majority
'And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,' says US President Donald Trump
The Prime Minister walks up to take his oath of office to a standing ovation, with supporters in the crowd chanting 'Modi, Modi'
'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' says reelected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer later tries to downplay her comments, saying it is 'ridiculous to insinuate that I want to regulate expressions of opinion'
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he will push on with rooting out rampant corruption in Nigeria, saying the legal process is what has slowed progress so far
The no-confidence vote against Sebastian Kurz and his government takes place in a special sitting of parliament with more than half of MPs withdrawing their support, making him the shortest-serving chancellor
(UPDATED) Donald Trump has ordered the US intelligence community to 'fully cooperate' with an investigation into what he has termed 'spying' on his 2016 election campaign
'My dear Congress party workers. The next 24 hours are important. Stay alert and vigilant. Don't be afraid. You are fighting for the truth,' says Rahul Gandhi, head of the Congress party
Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelensky issues a decree choosing as his top aide Andriy Bogdan, until now a personal lawyer of tycoon Igor Kolomoisky
The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes
It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network
Meanwhile, in two areas where there will be new districts after 2019, political dynasties and prominent politicians grab important local posts
The chief of Sudan's ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announces the talks have been suspended for 72 hours as security in Khartoum has deteriorated
Never voted out by the public, which forgave him his faults, Bob Hawke won 4 elections on the run beginning in 1983, and only left office following a party room coup