Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

May 6, 2015

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday. A total of 16 people were ...

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

May 6, 2015

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory, which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Ed Miliband’s Labour expected ...

18 looms as new age of majority

| May 4, 2015

18 looms as new age of majority

by Tomoko Otake

Japan’s youth will finally get a chance to have their voices heard in politics. Revisions to the Public Offices Election Law that would lower the minimum voting age to 18 from 20 are being deliberated in the Diet and are widely expected to be ...

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

May 3, 2015

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

Accused of fighting a lackluster election campaign, British Prime Minister David Cameron has turned up the passion in its dying days but risks having left it too late to convince voters. Opinion polls suggest Cameron’s center-right Conservatives may not have done enough to stay ...