Protests against the government switched from violent to peaceful as the city prepared for local elections. Protesters are now weighing their next move as city leader Carrie Lam refuses to compromise.
Gantz has been given a mandate to cultivate support from several political parties and form a government within the next 26 days, a gigantic task Netanyahu failed to achieve.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Brought down by scandal, Austria’s People Party is willing to resolve tensions with conservatives to re-enter government.
The British prime minister's move to suspend parliament is profoundly undemocratic but is being treated with kid gloves.
Given that all of the recession-hit South American country's major parties have already chosen their presidential candidates, the primaries effectively served as a nationwide pre-election opinion poll.
Zelenskiy, a comedian with no prior political experience, won the presidency by a landslide last month but his new party has no representation in parliament, making it expedient for him to call a snap poll while his popularity remains high.
More than 400 million Europeans are heading to the polls this week in all 28 EU countries to elect 751 members of the European Union Parliament to new five-year terms.
Many see the elections as a referendum on President Duterte's unorthodox leadership style and his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead.
South Africa's national elections are a test for the ruling ANC's popularity, 25 years after the start of democracy.
The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, which has been in power since 1994, is likely to win a majority but will face a difficult challenge to match the 62 percent of the vote that it won in the previous election five years ago.
Polling stations opened at 0700 GMT and will close at 1800 GMT, with results announced later Sunday.
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