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Austria: Court to rule in ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz perjury case

A Vienna court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in a case related to alleged perjury by former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. A young and charismatic hardliner, Kurz was once hailed as a "wunder...

Greece legalises same sex marriage in landmark change

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlook...

Greece legalizes same-sex marriage

The Greek parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. It makes Greece the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage. The bill was a...

Indonesia elections: Polls close in vote to replace 'Jokowi'

Polls have closed in Indonesia for the world's biggest single-day election that will see a new president succeed Joko Widodo, also known as President Jokowi. The voters are also deciding on new la...

Age, mental capacity dominates presidential campaign trail after report questions Biden's memory

Feb 10 (Reuters) - The mental ability and age of the United States' presidential candidates took center stage on the campaign trail on Saturday, following a report that suggested President Joe Bid...

Pakistan: General elections fail to end political instability

The February 8 elections have failed to end the political turmoil that has plagued Pakistan for almost two years. Pre-election opinion polls had predicted a clear win for former Prime Minister Imran ...

Pakistan: military casts long shadow over new elections

The common perception in Pakistan about the upcoming February 8 general elections is that the results have already been decided. The powerful military establishment, say many citizens who spoke with D...

Pakistan: What's next for ex-PM Imran Khan and his party?

As Pakistan prepares for a general election next week, the main topic is once again the fate of Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his legal battles. "Despite all efforts by the [military] es...

Why is Canada capping foreign students and who will be affected?

TORONTO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Canada on Monday announced a two-year cap on the intake of foreign students after an explosive growth in recent years aggravated the housing shortage. Last year Canada issu...

Germany: Second day of anti far-right protests sweeps major cities

After two days of mass protests, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of German cities on Sunday to demonstrate against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and its anti-immigr...

Terry Gou appears in public for first time since Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) appeared in public Friday (Jan. 19) for the first time since ending his presidential bid in November. He attended a religious...

Taiwan People’s Party Chair Ko Wen-je rejects rumors about electoral fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large-scale electoral fraud is not possible in Taiwan, Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday (Jan. 17), rejecting allegations by some of h...

Taiwan election: What it means for ties with US and China

Taiwan is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will be watched closely by China as well as the United States. Beijing views the self-ruled democratic island as part ...

Taiwan questions former deputy minister about China infiltration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) faced questioning about Chinese infiltration but was freed on bail of NT$1 million (US$32,000),...

JUST IN — Macron names Gabriel Attal as new French Prime Minister, making him the youngest and first openly gay man to take the job

French Education Minister Gabriel Attal has been tipped by President Macron as the new prime minister to replace the outgoing premier, according to a presidential statement released Tuesday. "T...