Greens poised to make gains as Swiss elect parliament

World / Politics Oct 20, 2019

Greens poised to make gains as Swiss elect parliament

Swiss voters' concerns about climate change look set to give the environmentalist Greens strong gains in a parliamentary election Sunday that could dilute the center-right's grip on power. A solid showing by the Greens could vault them and allies into the mix for a seat ...

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

Asia Pacific / Politics Apr 24, 2019

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

The election of veteran politician Manasseh Sogavare as the Solomon Islands' new prime minister sparked violent protests in the capital Honiara Wednesday, with riot police deployed in a bid to maintain order. Eyewitnesses reported unrest in Chinatown and at least one other area of the ...