Elections

New Zealand Labour Party leader quits 7 weeks from election

Aug 1, 2017

New Zealand opposition leader Andrew Little has quit and been replaced by his 37-year-old deputy seven weeks before the general election, as the liberal Labour Party tries to overcome recent dismal polling

EU-Ukraine pact clears major hurdle with Dutch approval

May 30, 2017

The Dutch parliament has completed the ratification of a pact between the European Union and Ukraine aimed at keeping Russia at arm's length, despite voters in the Netherlands rejecting the agreement in an advisory referendum last year

Finland's president to seek re-election in 2018

May 29, 2017

Finland's president has announced he will seek re-election for another six-year term as the Nordic country's head of state next year

Back to the drawing board: Dutch govt coalition talks fail

May 15, 2017

Talks to form a four-party ruling coalition following March parliamentary elections in the Netherlands have collapsed over differences on migration policy

It's a rap: Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand party ends

May 12, 2017

Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a New Zealand copyright case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during the trial

Police detain 86-year-old spray-painter at Swiss bank

Apr 11, 2017

A Swiss pacifist group says an 86-year old woman was briefly detained after she spray-painted "Money for Weapons Kills" in German on a wall at Switzerland's national bank, as part of a campaign to strip state financing for arms vendors

Key conservative party wins Finland's municipal elections

Apr 9, 2017

The co-ruling conservative National Coalition Party has won Finland's municipal elections for the third time since 2008, while its populist coalition partner The Finns emerged as the biggest loser and the opposition The Greens made big gains

FIFA lifts Qatari official's 1-year ban on appeal

Apr 6, 2017

The FIFA appeal committee says Saoud Al-Mohannadi of Qatar was wrongly barred as a FIFA Council election candidate last year

Turks living in the Netherlands begin voting in referendum

Apr 5, 2017

Turks living in the Netherlands have begun voting in a referendum that could give Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power

Wilders to field candidates in Dutch municipal elections

Apr 5, 2017

Geert Wilders, the Netherlands' anti-Islam firebrand, says his Party for Freedom wants to field candidates in dozens of municipalities across the country in local elections next year

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