Will he, won’t he? Hollande’s silence over primaries leaves Socialist Party in disarray

Will he, won’t he? Hollande’s silence over primaries leaves Socialist Party in disarray

  With just five months to go before France’s presidential elections, François Hollande has kept the country in suspense over whether he will run for a second term, throwing his Socialist Party into disarray. Hollande has until December 15 to declare his candidacy in the left-wing primaries, which will be held in two rounds on […]

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detained two co-leaders and nine other lawmakers of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) early on Friday over reluctance to give testimony for crimes linked to “terrorist propaganda.” The Turkish Interior Ministry said detention orders for 13 MPs were issued, but only 11 were detained as two lawmakers were abroad. Lawyers had earlier said […]

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Lithuanians fed up with low wages and a labour exodus voted for major changes in Sunday’s general election, handing victory to a farmers’ party that previously held just one seat in parliament. The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) won 54 seats in the 141-member parliament, while the conservative Homeland Union took 31 […]

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Lawmakers with Poland’s ruling right-wing party voted in a tumultuous parliamentary commission session to reject a proposal for a total ban on abortion. The decision appeared to doom an effort to add further limits to what is already one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, the proposal must still go to a vote to […]

Disillusioned Moroccan voters to snub parliamentary election

Disillusioned Moroccan voters to snub parliamentary election

Morocco’s October 7 election has been presented as a showdown between the ruling PJD party and a self-styled party of “modernity”. But on the streets of Casablanca, the country’s largest city, few people can be bothered to vote. Morocco heads to the polls Friday, and yet there is hardly any trace of the looming general […]

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 […]

Gove in surprise challenge to May for UK Conservative leadership

Gove in surprise challenge to May for UK Conservative leadership

British Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Michael Gove formally announced their candidacies on Thursday to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. It was common knowledge in political circiles that May, a Tory party heavyweight, would throw her hat into the ring, but Gove was widely expected to […]

British Conservative party braces itself for tense leadership battle

British Conservative party braces itself for tense leadership battle

Britain could have a new prime minister by early September, the ruling Conservative Party said on Monday, after David Cameron started laying the groundwork for his successor to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. The government is under pressure to fill a vacuum left when Cameronannounced he would resign by October after Britain […]

Rome elects first female mayor in setback for Italian PM

Rome elects first female mayor in setback for Italian PM

Virginia Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls. The result is an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement and represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote in a run-off contest with Roberto Giachetti […]

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 […]

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

France and Britain are both strongly opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, according to media reports Sunday, with the UK even threatening to quit the EU if he gets the job. Juncker, Luxembourg’s former prime minister, is a favourite to take charge of the EU’s executive arm after being […]

Unseen Pictures of Hot Actress Marisa Coughlan

Unseen Pictures of Hot Actress Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Christine Coughlan an American actress. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Her date of birth or birthday is on March 17, 1974. Marisa is 36 years old Actress. She went to and graduated from Breck School, a small private school in Minneapolis. When she moved to Los Angeles, she enrolled in a […]