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Pro-Russian president, academic challenger face off in tight Czech presidential vote

Incumbent president Milos Zeman casts his vote as his wife Ivana watches at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic January 26, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny January 27, 2018 By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czechs wrapped up voting on Saturday in a presidential election run-off where […]

Kremlin says Putin critic Navalny’s protest call to be investigated

Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool December 28, 2017 MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that a call by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to hold nationwide protests to back […]

Irish Deputy PM under pressure from party to resign-sources

Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar speaks at the FemFest conference in Dublin, Ireland, November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne November 28, 2017 By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald was under intense pressure from her own party to resign on Tuesday to avoid a snap election that is hours away […]

Icelanders oust centre-right government in election: early vote count

The Independence Party members and supporters react as they watch the first results of the snap parliamentary election in Reykjavik, Iceland October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Geirix October 29, 2017 By Elias Thorsson REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – Early vote count suggests that Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, have ousted their centre-right government in national elections […]

Opposition boycott overshadows Kenya election re-run

Staff from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) sort ballot materials for a presidential election re-run in Kisumu, Kenya, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner October 26, 2017 NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyans vote on Thursday in a presidential election re-run overshadowed by an opposition boycott that will almost certainly hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, […]

Asian shares perk up after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – October 20, 2017 By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the […]