British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

/ Apr 19, 2017

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced ...

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

/ Apr 18, 2017

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

As France’s unpredictable presidential campaign nears its finish with no clear front-runner, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen hope to rally big crowds in Paris with their rival visions for Europe’s future. Meanwhile, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, enjoying a late ...

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

/ | Apr 17, 2017

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

If there were a global contest for winning elections, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would see himself as the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. In the 15 years since his ruling party came to power, Erdogan has taken part in 11 ...