Renzi wins party leadership with overwhelming primary majority

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi regained control of his Democratic Party with an overwhelming 72% in the primaries. Renzi resigned in December following the failure of his referendum to change the voting procedure in Italy, aimed at increasing the stability of Italy, a country which changes governments frequently and sees unstable coalitions. Despite his […]

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Kevin O’Leary withdraws from Canadian Conservative leadership race

TV personality and businessman Kevin O’Leary has announced his surprise withdrawal from the Conservative Leadership race, only hours before a televised TV debate. O’Leary, who was seen as a front-runner in the race, announced his withdrawal due to his inability to speak French, and his potential obstacles in winning over voters in Quebec. O’Leary at […]

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Macron, Le Pen advance to second round

Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off with National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French election. Macron, who served as a minister in Socialist President Francois Hollande’s cabinet, placed first with around 23% of the vote, while Le Pen gathered around 22%. Fillon placed third, conceding the election and […]

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“Yes” vote narrowly wins Turkish referendum, Erdogan claims victory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, ushering in a new political system. With nearly all of the ballots counted, the “Yes” vote led with 51.3% of the vote. Turkey’s three largest cities, Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara, voted against the proposed amendment, as did Turkey’s Kurdish southeast. Should the results […]

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Turkish referndum sees “Yes” vote with 58% after half of the votes counted

  The lead for the “Yes” vote in Turkey’s constitutional referendum has been reduced to 58% with nearly half of the votes counted. The “No” vote is trailing at 42%, with opposition members claiming that the electoral board allowed fraudulent votes to be counted. The electoral board had ruled hours before polls closed that ballots […]

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Turkey goes to the polls for referendum on presidential powers

Turkish citizens will cast their votes today on a series of constitutional amendments that, if passed, would see the office of the President expanded and empowered. Under the proposed legislation, the position of Prime Minister would be abolished, concentrating the legislative and executive branches of the government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Opponents of the […]

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North Korea launches missile test; missile explodes almost immediately

A missile launch test by the North Korean government has resulted in failure, with South Korea and the United States governments saying the missile blew up almost immediately. The test comes in a time of heightened tension between the reclusive state and Western powers, and as North Korea marks the anniversary of its founder’s birthday. […]

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