Elections

New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

May 17, 2018

New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip

Greenland's center-left win elections, coalition talks ahead

Apr 25, 2018

Greenland's ruling center-left Siumut party has topped the polls in the election for the sparsely populated Arctic island's parliament, but both it and its main rival saw their votes reduced

Independence an issue in Greenland parliamentary election

Apr 24, 2018

Voters in Greenland are going to the polls in a parliamentary election that has featured discussion on what the sparsely populated Arctic island needs to do to become independent from Denmark

Estonia's Reform Party picks its first female leader

Apr 14, 2018

Estonia's largest political party picks its third new leader in four years, seeking to restore popularity and mend its tarnished image among voters ahead of a parliamentary election

Mixed picture for populist Wilders in Dutch local elections

Mar 22, 2018

The right-wing populist party of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has gained footholds for the first time in dozens of municipalities across the Netherlands in local elections, but has struggled in some key cities

Exit polls: Dutch vote on spying law too close to call

Mar 21, 2018

Exit polls suggest a left-wing environmentalist party scored strongly in key Dutch municipal elections, while a referendum on a law granting intelligence agencies greater powers to tap electronics communications was too close to call

UN staff in Geneva to strike over pay, austerity measures

Mar 15, 2018

United Nations officials say a Human Rights Council meeting is among the activities that will be canceled at the U.N.'s offices in Geneva after staff members overwhelmingly approved a strike

New Zealand censures US-based envoy for anti-Trump tweets

Mar 14, 2018

New Zealand censures its second-ranking diplomat in Washington for sending tweets saying U.S. Democrats needed to get their act together for the next presidential election "or we will all die"

Brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford new PC party leader

Mar 11, 2018

The new leader of Ontario's conservative party is the brother of late, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford who became famous for smoking crack cocaine

Exit poll suggests Swiss voters reject proposal to end mandatory fees for public TV, radio programming

Mar 4, 2018

Exit poll suggests Swiss voters reject proposal to end mandatory fees for public TV, radio programming

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