Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

President-elect Donald Trump rejected as “ridiculous” U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. He blamed Democrats for news reports on the intelligence findings and said he did not believe they came from the […]

Colombian govt, FARC scramble to revive peace deal after shock poll result

Colombian govt, FARC scramble to revive peace deal after shock poll result

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new national dialogue Monday to seek peace with FARC rebels as both sides scrambled to revive a peace deal to end the half-century conflict. In a televised address a day after voters rejected the agreement in a referendum, Santos said he had asked the government’s chief negotiator Humberto […]

Austrian far-right party launches challenge of presidential poll result

Austrian far-right party launches challenge of presidential poll result

Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) is formally challenging the result of last month’s presidential election, which its candidate lost by a narrow margin, legal officials said Wednesday. The FPO is claiming numerous irregularities in the May 22 election, particularly for the absentee vote count, said Constitutional Court spokesman Christian Neuwirth. “(The) challenge by Heinz-Christian Strache […]

Haiti annuls presidential poll result, sets new election date

Haiti annuls presidential poll result, sets new election date

Haitians will head to the polls on October 9 to vote for a new president, officials confirmed on Monday, after the results of last year’s controversial election were formally annulled. “The Council has decided to repeat the first round of the presidential election,” the president of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Leopold Berlanger told reporters, […]