Iceland’s Pirate Party set to make gains in parliamentary vote

Iceland’s Pirate Party set to make gains in parliamentary vote

Iceland holds parliamentary elections on Saturday, with polls showing the opposition led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party could topple the current centre-right ruling coalition. Icelanders’ faith in their political and financial establishment was shaken after the 2008 financial crisis and further eroded this year when several senior government figures were named in the Panama Papers. […]

Aleppo aid convoy stuck in Turkey as Syria truce expires

Aleppo aid convoy stuck in Turkey as Syria truce expires

A 20-truck aid convoy destined for eastern Aleppo with enough supplies to feed tens of thousands is still stuck in Turkey, a UN aid chief said on Monday, hours after a seven-day ceasefire by the Syrian army expired. The UN has said it has not received necessary permissions and safety guarantees from the Syrian government […]

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s legislative election which saw a record turnout in the Chinese-controlled city on Sunday, results likely to further strain ties with Communist Party rulers in Beijing. An initial count on Monday also suggested Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition might retain its crucial one-third veto bloc in the 70-seat Legislative […]