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Key vote in Italy as Salvini seeks to topple government

Bologna - Italians voted Sunday in a key regional election which the far-right hopes will shake the country's fragile coalition government to its core and return strongman Matteo Salvini to power.

Key vote in Italy as Salvini seeks to topple government

Bologna - Italians vote Sunday in a key regional election which the far-right hopes will shake the country's fragile coalition government to its core and return strongman Matteo Salvini to power.

Morales says he respects Bolivian interim leader's election bid

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales said Saturday he respects interim leader Jeanine Anez's decision to run in the May 3 election and called for a free and fair vote."It is her right," Morales told reporters in Argentina, where he lives in exile.

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in presidential election

La Paz - Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.

Salvini eyes return to power at crunch Italy vote

Rome - Italy's fragile governing coalition is bracing for a key regional election this weekend which the far-right League hopes will trigger a political earthquake and return strongman Matteo Salvini to power.

The Incas, Andes and Amazon: key points about Peru

- A land of Incas, the Andes and the Amazon, Peru has weathered decades of a political upheaval and a major bribery scandal that has tainted presidents and politicians.

After two months Bolivia's Congress accepts Morales resignation

La Paz - Bolivia's Congress voted on Tuesday to accept the resignation of former president Evo Morales, two months after the 60-year-old quit and fled for asylum in Mexico and then Argentina.

New York Times endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Washington - The New York Times on Sunday endorsed Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination, its first time choosing two candidates.

Ex economy minister is Morales party pick in Bolivia president race

Buenos Aires - Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia's exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday.

Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China

Taipei - China must rethink its hardline stance towards Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, as she warned the island was already independent and that any invasion would be "very costly" for Beijing.

Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village

Sauxillanges - Like so many villages tucked in the folds of the French countryside, the centre of Sauxillanges faced a near-certain death.

Taiwan 'already independent', president warns China

Taipei - China must accept that Taiwan is already independent, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, warning Beijing that any attempt to invade the democratic island would be "very costly".Tsai won a second term over the weekend with a record 8.

Ireland to hold early election on February 8

Dublin - Ireland will go to the polls next month in an early general election, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Tuesday, seeking to capitalise on his part in brokering the Brexit deal.

New Malta PM pledges rule of law after journalist murder 'storm'

Valletta - Malta's incoming prime minister promised Sunday to strengthen the rule of law after the "storm" caused by the probe into the murder of a journalist that toppled his predecessor.

China slams US for congratulating Tsai on Taiwan poll win

Bejing - China on Sunday slammed officials from the US and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she was re-elected with a landslide victory in a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island.

Beijing loathe to ease pressure despite Taiwan election landslide

Taipei - China's campaign to isolate Taiwan has backfired spectacularly with voters handing President Tsai Ing-wen a landslide second term -- but authoritarian Beijing is unlikely to abandon its diplomatic cudgel anytime soon, analysts say.

US hails Taiwan leader's re-election, 'robust' democracy

Washington - The United States congratulated Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen for her re-election Saturday, hailing it as a demonstration of the self-ruled island's "robust democratic system.

Taiwan's Tsai wins landslide in stinging result for China

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide election victory on Saturday as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

Malta gets new PM after reporter murder outcry

Valletta - Outsider Robert Abela is set to become Malta's new premier on Sunday after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's downfall over the murder of an investigative journalist.

'We want this': Hong Kong election tourists join Taiwan rallies

Taipei - At a raucous election rally for Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, Hong Konger Karen Leung surveyed the huge crowd of excited flag-waving voters as a rap song blasted over the loudspeakers and sighed: "We want to have elections like this.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

The state of Taiwan: Five things to know

Taipei - Taiwan, which is voting for a new president and parliament, has been politically separated from China for the last seven decades but faces the threat of attack by Beijing should it ever declare independence.

Tsai leads count in Taiwan election dominated by China fears

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was out in front as votes were being counted on Saturday after an election battle dominated by the democratic island's fraught relationship with China.

Malta PM Muscat exits under journalist murder cloud

Valletta - Malta's outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Friday said he was "paying the highest political price" for failing to solve a journalist's killing, the investigation into which he has been accused of hampering.

Huge rival rallies on final day before Taiwan votes

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals held massive rallies Friday night in a final push to convince voters on the eve of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

Taiwan rivals in final election push as China's shadow looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals will hold mass rallies on Friday in a final push to convince voters ahead of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Taiwan candidates court young voters as election looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates are waging an all-out charm offensive to woo millions of young people in the lead-up to this weekend's election, conscious their votes could push them over the finish line.

Botswana opposition wins right to challenge election result

Gaborone - Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday ruled in favour of hearing an opposition bid to throw out general election results after a lower court rejected their petition for lack of evidence.

Taiwan economy an electoral weak spot for Tsai despite strong record

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen looks set to secure a second term in elections this weekend, but her Achilles heel is an economy that China has squeezed relentlessly in an effort to assert its control over the island's future.
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