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Mali junta defies mediators with 5-year transition plan

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's military junta wants to extend its rule for five more years, putting off the next presidential election until 2026 despite a deadline of next month set by West African regio...

Taiwan president warns China against 'military adventurism'

TAIPEI, (Reuters) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had a New Year message for China on Saturday: military conflict is not the answer, but Beijing responded with a stern warning that if Taiw...

Live updates: New cases in California prisons cause alarm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With a new and more infectious coronavirus variant sweeping California, attorneys representing inmates say violations of health orders by prison staff risk a repeat of the outbrea...

Hong Kong: Police arrest 6 over 'seditious publications'

Police in Hong Kong arrested six senior current and former staff members of an online media organization, authorities said on Wednesday morning. The six have been arrested for "conspiracy to pub...

Photo of the Day: Hong Kong election with CCP characteristics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created this illustration to mock the highly undemocratic way the elections for the Legislative Council (LegCo) in Hong Kong were weighted in Beijing&...

Were Hong Kong's 'patriots only' elections a sham?

Pro-Beijing candidates dominated Hong Kong's legislative election held on Sunday in the city's first public poll after Beijing passed a resolution to amend the city's election laws. The c...

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep 'patriots'-only Hong Kong vote amid low turnout

Pro-Beijing candidates swept to victory in an overhauled "patriots"-only legislative election in Hong Kong that was deemed regressive by critics, with turnout hitting a record low amid a cra...

Turnout down as Hong Kong votes in 'patriots'-only election

Hong Kong government efforts and last-ditch campaigning by candidates were struggling on Sunday to boost turnout in an overhauled "patriots"-only legislative election, the first under a swee...

Morocco: 3 parties agree to form new coalition government

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s prime minister-designate announced Wednesday that a three-party coalition will form the country's next government. King Mohammed VI appointed billiona...

Algeria election gets low turnout amid opposition boycott

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted for a new parliament Saturday in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to erase political corruption and op...

Two Algerian opposition figures arrested ahead of elections

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A politician and a journalist who are prominent opposition figures in Algeria have been arrested days ahead of the country's parliamentary election, according to a group of law...

Amid corruption and division, Greek Cypriots to elect new parliament

At the Stavraetos coffee shop in Aglantzia, a privileged suburb in the northeast of the Cypriot capital Nicosia, Christoforos Christoforou, a retired pharmaceutical representative, is sipping coffee a...

Algerian president sets early election date after protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president has announced early parliamentary elections in June as part of efforts to address demands of pro-democracy protesters. President Abdelmadj...

Hong Kong court grants bail to 5th activist, jails another

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday granted bail to a fifth pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker but revoked bail for another, after both were charged with subversion under the nation...

Five things to know about the trials of activists in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a record four-day hearing, a court in Hong Kong decided to extend the incarceration of 43 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with threatening national securit...