UN-brokered talks on Libya elections resume in Cairo

CAIRO — Libyan officials returned to the Egyptian capital Sunday for a third round of talks on constitutional amendments for elections. The North African nation once again finds itself at a political impasse with two rival administrations claiming legitimacy. The talks in Cairo come on the heels of clashes between rival militias that caused residents … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will run for reelection next year

ANKARA, Turkey– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Thursday that he plans to stand for reelection next year. Erdogan, 68, made the announcement during a speech in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, where he challenged the main opposition party’s leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, to announce the candidate who would challenge him on behalf of an … Read more

Hong Kong kicks off leadership polls with sole candidate

A Hong Kong election committee is voting for the city’s only leadership candidate, John Lee, who is widely expected to win and become Hong Kong’s next chief executive ByAssociated Press May 8, 2022, 1:55 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — A Hong Kong election committee is … Read more

France’s Macron inaugurated for second five-year term

French President Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated for a second term By SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press May 7, 2022, 10:43 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday, vowing to first take action to avoid any further escalation … Read more

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered losses in their few London strongholds in local elections By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press May 6, 2022, 8:05 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered losses in their few London strongholds in local elections, according to results announced Friday that … Read more

Hong Kong’s John Lee pledges to enact local security law

Hong Kong’s only candidate for the upcoming leadership elections, John Lee, is pleading to increase the city’s competitiveness and to enact a long-shelved local security law upon taking office ByAssociated Press April 29, 2022, 7:49 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s only candidate for … Read more

Beer flows, Champagne bubbles as Macron, Le Pen reach final

Beer flowed at President Emmanuel Macron’s celebration of his first-round victory in the French presidential election, while Champagne corks popped across town to mark far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s second-place showing By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press April 10, 2022, 10:37 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — Beer … Read more

Palestinians hold local elections in occupied West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians voted in local elections in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, less than a year after President Mahmoud Abbas called off parliamentary elections that would have likely loosened his party’s grip on power. Most candidates are running as independents, though many have ties to Abbas’ Fatah party, and the outcomes … Read more