Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...

Albania amends constitution aimed at holding better election

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian lawmakers approved constitutional amendments Thursday to hold elections with open lists of candidates and pre-formed party coalitions, part of electoral reforms that ar...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released the editor of an independent news website after more than two years in pre-trial detention, the head of Journalists’ Union said. Diaa Rashw...

Police in Moscow detained over 130 people during protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow detained over 130 people during a protest against the constitutional reform that allows President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Moscow...

Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriage

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at...

Russian police raid homes, offices of opposition activists

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian law enforcement agents on Thursday searched the apartments and offices of several opposition activists who campaigned against constitutional amendments that allowed President Vla...

Russia: Feminist activist could face prison for vagina drawings

"My body is not pornography" — that is the slogan written under many of the social media posts inspired by Yulia Tsvetkova. Women are posting pictures of themselves showing off their c...

Egypt sets August election dates for restored Senate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August, the chief of the country’s election commission said Saturday, more than a year after the restoration of Parliament’s lower chambe...

Russian opposition denounces vote extending Putin's rule

MOSCOW (AP) — A vote that cleared the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule Russia until 2036 was denounced Thursday by his political opponents as a “Pyrrhic victory” that will only further erode h...

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednes...

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday wa...

Support for Putin wanes in his former Russian stronghold

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed “Putingrad” for its residents’ fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nine years l...

Residents of eastern Ukraine vote on extending Putin's rule

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine who have Russian citizenship are travelling to Russia to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow Presid...

Taiwan to set up constitutional amendment committee later this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A constitutional amendment committee will be formed later this year to push for legal changes that include the definition of citizenship, said the head of Taiwan's leg...