Son of Turkish immigrants wins German mayoral race

BERLIN (AP) — A German Green party lawmaker with Turkish roots has won a runoff election to become the mayor of Hannover. Belit Onay received 52.9% of the vote in Sunday's election c...

Coin toss rule could determine village's tied mayoral race

MAGNOLIA, Ohio (AP) — A mayoral election in a small Ohio village could once again be decided by a coin toss. The Canton Repository reports candidates Travis Boyd and Grant Downes eac...

People of color make gains in mayoral race across the US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose fathe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2019. There are 55 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1...

Flint water, recovery still key issue in mayoral race

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is recovering from its lead-contaminated water crisis, but it remains a major issue in the mayoral race. Mayor Karen Weaver faces off Tuesday against Sheldo...

Taiwan's ruling party keeps public in suspense over vice presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the 2020 presidential election in Taiwan less than four months away, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) and incumbent Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) have emerged as po...

KMT member calls on Han to stop drinking during Taiwan presidential run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Central Evaluation Committee member Chao Shou-po (趙守博) on Monday (July 29) urged itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to stop drinking alcohol from now u...

Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A rising star in Democratic politics who dropped out of the race for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, to get help for post-traumatic stress and depression is re-emerging in publ...

Nationwide investigation launched to root out China's influence in Taiwan media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) launched its official investigation into Chinese influence in Taiwanese media, to ensure that the upcoming...

Chinese cybergroup behind Kaohsiung Mayor's win uncovered

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After months of suspicions and accusations that China had manipulated social media to engineer Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) meteoric rise to fame and victory in the Kaohsiung mayoral...

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan votes in Istanbul mayoral rerun

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's re-run election for the mayor of Istanbul. (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voted in a...

Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-Pyng (王金平), has announced that he is removing his name from the list of conte...

Ting Shou-chung to appeal 2018 Taipei mayoral election result again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he ...

Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials have settled a rare tie in a mayoral race by tossing a coin. They proclaimed Sue Cudilla the new mayor of the town of Araceli...

Turkish electoral body rejects opposition demand in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's electoral board has rejected a demand by opposition parties to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, following the board's decision to strip the opposition ...