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Forty-four former US senators urge current and future members of the US Senate to make sure that 'partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest'
Widely seen as Angela Merkel's anointed crown princess is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Christian Democrats' centrist general secretary and former premier of tiny Saarland state
The Irish rock band is returning to Manila a second time for a solo concert on February 2019
'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters
US President Donald Trump also praises another former advisor, Roger Stone, for refusing to testify against him
The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto
The picture that emerges is that the surveyed Gen Z have quick access to information online and are immersed in social media. But they are not diligent critical thinkers.
With all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat has taken 59.52% of the vote in the second round run-off
Nancy Pelosi needs a simple majority on the House floor – 218 votes in the 435-member chamber – to prevail in January
Dynastic politicians will not hesitate to hijack the federalism agenda to perpetuate themselves in their positions of power
(UPDATED) Facebook's political ad transparency reports are currently only active in the US, the United Kingdom, and Brazil
Chief Justice John Roberts, who rarely makes political statements, rebukes criticism of the courts by President Donald Trump, insisting that the judiciary is 'independent'
The Australian Grand Mufti and other senior Muslim figures in Australia say they are 'deeply concerned and disappointed' with comments by Prime Minister Scott Morrison
‘Si Nancy Binay po ito. ’Di ’nyo man ako makita sa dilim, alam kong marami sa atin, madilim ang Pasko,’ says the reelectionist senator in her paid advertisement
(UPDATED) Nicanor Faeldon will inherit the problem of alleged continuing drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison and the persistent illness of the national penitentiary which is over-congestion
The anti-graft court had to convene a special division, but the aspiring governor of Cebu still loses by a vote of 3-2
Expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera is running for Marikina 2nd District congressman in the 2019 polls
President Donald Trump has repeatedly pilloried Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 presidential election, for her use of a private email server for government business while she was secretary of state
'The Brazilian people still do not know what dictatorship is, do not know what it is to suffer at the hands of these people,' says President-elect Jair Bolsonaro
Ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends ousted congressman Eugene de Vera, arguing that the latter's removal as House member is illegal
(UPDATED) Expelled Arts, Business, and Science Professionals Representative Eugene de Vera tags his removal as 'unconstitutional'
The charges against Cesar Sayoc include 5 counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction, 5 counts of interstate transportation of explosives, and 5 counts of threatening interstate communications
Preliminary results will be released later Wednesday, November 14 but an election winner will not be known for 4 or 5 days as votes trickle in from polling stations on the archipelago's more remote islands
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya rules that a majority of the 225-member assembly supports the motion against Mahinda Rajapakse who was made prime minister on October 26
'The reality is that we still have a series of important, outstanding subjects to tackle between now and the end of this year,' says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
From legalizing recreational marijuana to banning greyhound racing, here are local initiatives that Americans voted on during the midterm elections
In announcing the resignation – in a tweet thanking him 'for his service' – Donald Trump right away names as acting attorney general Jeff Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker
Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to become speaker of the House, a position she held for 4 years from 2007, when she made history as the first woman ever to rise to that post
Jared Polis will succeed Democrat John Hickenlooper, who has been in office since 2011
Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42, are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities
The two are among a record number of Native Americans who ran in the midterm elections for congressional seats, governor's offices, state legislatures and other elected posts
Ted Cruz overcomes major deficits in fundraising to ultimately defeat his charismatic rival Beto O'Rourke, whose campaign electrified Democrats across the country
(UPDATED) 'We have made history tonight,' the grinning 29-year-old tells cheering supporters at her victory party in Queens
(3rd UPDATE) Democrats will now be able to block legislation and light a fire under Donald Trump's feet with investigations of his opaque finances and Russian interference in the 2016 election
Democrats must gain 21 more seats in the 435-member House of Representatives to regain control of the chamber, which is currently led by President Donald Trump's Republicans
Millions of Americans head to the polls Tuesday, November 6, in the first major voter test of Donald Trump's chaotic, often controversial presidency
Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests
(4th UPDATE) With control of Congress and Trump's agenda at stake, early voting has hit record levels and turnout appears high across the country
(UPDATED) Hitting 3 states in one day, with a final late rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Donald Trump hammers home his boast that 'the Republican agenda is the American dream'
'We are sorry to announce that the exhibition 'Gongle' by Chinese artist Badiucao has been cancelled out of safety concerns,' says the news website Hong Kong Free Press, one of the event organizers
Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, is still at large. His current whereabouts are unknown, although reports have suggested he is in China.
All 435 seats in the House are up for grabs on November 6, while 35 seats in the 100-member Senate are at stake. Americans will choose new governors in 36 states.
The speaker Karu Jayasuriya has met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to force the concession
(UPDATED) President Donald Trump makes the troop announcement before flying to Florida for the last stage of campaigning ahead of the midterm elections
Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro huddles with his inner circle at the home of a wealthy backer in Rio de Janeiro to start forming what advisor Gustavo Bebianno calls 'a combat vanguard' for the new administration
Having channeled voters' anger with corruption, crime and economic malaise, the man dubbed the 'Tropical Trump' will now get down to work seeking to 'change Brazil's destiny'
Facing far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leftist candidate Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor who is standing in for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018