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Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

London - Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.

Erdogan's AKP suffers upset in Turkey's two main cities

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power.

No joke: comedian Zelensky sets course for Ukraine presidency

Kiev - Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite to become Ukraine's president after results Monday showed him dominating a first-round vote despite many initially dismissing his candidacy as a joke.

Senegal's Sall in sweeping election victory

Dakar - Macky Sall has been re-elected president of Senegal for a second term, according to provisional results published on Thursday.Figures released by the National Vote Counting Commission (CNRV) showed Sall won Sunday's first round outright, picking up 58....

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election as opposition cries foul

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.

Romania vote to restrict gay marriage fails: final results

Bucharest - A controversial Romanian referendum aimed at restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples has failed after turnout fell well below the threshold, final results showed on Monday.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Pakistan awaits vote results despite Imran Khan victory claim

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday awaited the delayed results of pivotal elections that have already seen a jubilant Imran Khan claim victory, despite allegations of massive vote-rigging in favour of the cricket hero-turned-politician.

Erdogan confirmed winner of Turkey presidential poll: election body

Ankara - Turkey's election body on Wednesday confirmed the outright victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in last month's presidential polls, saying he won almost 52.3 percent of the vote according to final results.

Communist parties win majority in Nepal vote

Kathmandu - An alliance of Nepal's former Maoist rebels and the main Communist party have won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and are expected to form the next government, according to preliminary results from the election commission late Sunday.

Troubled Cathay loses HK$2.05 billion in first half 2017

Hong Kong - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday reported a massive net loss of HK$2.05 billion ($262.07 million) for the first half of the year as the airline struggled with intense competition from rivals.

Petrobras profits plummet in second quarter

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's troubled oil giant Petrobas on Thursday reported a 93 percent drop in profits in the second quarter of 2017 from the previous three months.Petrobras reported 316 million reais profits ($100 million), down from 4.4 billion in the first quarter....

Iran President Rouhani leading in election: official

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani was leading in Iran's election with more than half of votes counted on Saturday, the head of the election committee announced. Out of 25.9 million votes counted, Rouhani had 14.

Tencent net profits up 58% in Q1 to beat estimates

Hong Kong - Chinese technology giant Tencent on Wednesday reported first quarter results which exceeded expectations, helped by robust revenues from its hit mobile games.Its overall revenue jumped 55 percent to 49.

Macron won 66.1%, Le Pen 33.9% in French vote: final results

Paris - Emmanuel Macron won 66.1 percent of the vote against 33.9 percent for far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election, final results from the interior ministry showed on Monday.

Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China: Li Ka-shing

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing said Wednesday he would vote for the candidate who is willing to cooperate with Chinese authorities in the city's upcoming leadership vote.

Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China: Li Ka-shing

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing said Wednesday he would vote for the candidate who is willing to cooperate with Chinese authorities in the city's upcoming leadership vote.

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats.

Haiti orders review of presidential vote results

Port-au-prince - Haiti's three main opposition parties won a victory in their challenge to last month's presidential election after the country's electoral court ordered a review of the preliminary results Monday night.

Haiti presidential candidates challenge vote results

Port-au-prince - Three Haitian presidential candidates have formally contested the election's preliminary results, their parties said Friday, after the vote count gave the ruling party's Jovenel Moise an outright victory in last month's first-round.

US Election Night: Electoral college count

Washington - As of roughly 0700 GMT Wednesday, Republican Donald Trump had won 244 of the 270 electoral college votes he needs to secure the US presidency, according to network projections.His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had 218 electoral votes.

US Election Night: Electoral college count

Washington - The following is a running tally of states claimed by presidential hopefuls Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday in their race for the White House, according to network projections.

US Election Night: Electoral college count

Washington - The following is a running tally of states claimed by presidential hopefuls Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday in their race for the White House, according to network projections.

Bulgaria opposition stuns PM in presidential poll

Sofia - A left-leaning air force general seen as sympathetic to Moscow won Bulgaria's presidential election first round, official results showed Monday, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.Rumen Radev, candidate of the opposition Socialists, won 25....

Election Night in America: what you need to know

Washington - Americans are getting set for a long Election Night of waiting to see who the 45th US president will be -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Anatomy of Brexit: A divided kingdom

London - Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union has divided the country geographically, as well as between generations, between cities and rural areas and between Britons with and without a university education, analysts said.

Serbian PM re-elected but faces growing opposition

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a sweeping victory at April 24 polls, but now faces stronger opposition than in the past two years including by far right parties, official results showed Friday.

Assad party wins expected majority in Syria parliamentary vote

Damascus - Syria's ruling Baath party and its allies won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections last week across government-held parts of the country, the national electoral commission announced late Saturday.
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