COLOMBO • Sri Lanka’s former civil war-time defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election yesterday, after promising to secure the…View More Sri Lanka presidential election: Former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa sweeps to victory
HONG KONG (XINHUA) – A senior government official of Hong Kong on Sunday (Nov 17) appealed to the public to return to rationality and end…View More Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung calls for rationality, end to violence ahead of Nov 24 elections
The attack comes a week after Lasantha Wijeratne published a book criticising the main opposition candidate. Armed men have stabbed and injured a Sri Lankan…View More Sri Lankan author attacked ahead of key presidential polls
TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month’s parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as…View More Tunisia's Ennahda names Habib Jemli as choice for PM
COVENTRY, England/LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the “unbearable” uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec.…View More Johnson promises to end 'unbearable' uncertainty around Brexit
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is ramping up a Facebook ad campaign against efforts to impeach him, buying more ads on the…View More Touting membership cards, Trump steps up anti-impeachment Facebook ads
TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo will hold an election to pick a governor on July 5, 2020, less than three weeks before the Japanese capital hosts…View More Tokyo to vote for governor three weeks before Olympics
COLOMBO (AFP) – A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday (Nov 11) of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship…View More Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'
TAIPEI (DPA) – A popular opposition candidate standing in Taiwan’s presidential election next year has chosen a former prime minister as his running mate, his…View More Taiwan opposition candidate picks running mate for January polls
LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain will hold a general election on Dec 12, electing 650 new Members of Parliament, from which a government will be formed.…View More How will Britain's Dec 12 'Brexit election' work?
LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the opposition Labour Party’s “reckless” spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months…View More UK Conservatives warn of economic crisis under Labour, citing disputed dossier
TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party may choose a candidate from outside its ranks to head government, two sources said on Friday, as…View More Tunisia's moderate Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM
LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain’s smaller pro-European political parties have announced a “remain” electoral alliance in which they will step aside for each other in 60…View More Smaller pro-EU parties unveil electoral pact for UK election
LONDON (REUTERS) – Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, said he would not stand in the next month’s election, choosing instead to campaign…View More Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election