Political News

Share SHARE

The China's National People's Congress or NPC Standing Committee ruled out open nomination for the election of Hong Kong's Chief Executive. A resolution passed by the Committee stipulates that two to three candidates for the office of Chief Executive for the 2017 election will be proposed by a nomination...

European Union leaders decided to give Russia one week to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, otherwise the bloc will impose tougher sanctions on Moscow, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said. "The European Council says that it stands ready to take further significant steps in the light of...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was officially sworn in as Turkish president at a brief ceremony held in the parliament on Thursday, following his victory in the country's first ever public election for head of state. In his presidential oath, Erdogan pledged to protect Turkey's independence and integrity, ...

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday unveiled a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manual Valls, following the sudden resignation of the previous government a day earlier, after several ministers rebelled against largely unpopular austerity policies. The previous government, which was also...

The United Nations has welcomed the announcement by the country's electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the 100 per cent audit of the June 14 Presidential run-off election. "The first set of official decisions from this unprecedented audit is an important milestone...

NATO has said it does not recognize the election held in the breakaway Caucasian territory of Abkhazia. Opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba won the presidential election held on Sunday. This election does not contribute to a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia, NATO Secretary...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has resigned after a row over the handling of the economy by economy minister Arnaud Montebourg, whose insubordination was widely criticized. President Francois Hollande on Monday asked Valls to form a new government "consistent with the direction he has set for...

Egypt on Saturday sought a resumption of talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations and for a long-term ceasefire, reports said citing Egypt's foreign ministry. The call for an indefinite ceasefire came after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel...

Five Palestinians were killed in aerial attacks carried out by Israeli warplanes in Gaza on Saturday, reports said, as the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants continues. The five Palestinians from the same family were killed in an attack in central Gaza. Reports said citing the Israeli...