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War of words after Taiwan election highlights divisions over island’s fate

A war of words erupted on Sunday, a day after Taiwan’s presidential and parliamentary elections, with Taiwan accusing China of making “fallacious comments” and...

Gabriel Attal, 34, becomes France’s youngest prime minister

France has named its youngest – and first openly gay – prime minister as President Emmanuel Macron seeks a fresh start for the rest...

Egyptians vote in election set to give El-Sissi another six years as president

Egyptians have begun voting in an election in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi faces no serious challenger and is certain to win another term,...

Guinea-Bissau’s president dissolves parliament after failed coup

Guinea-Bissau’s president has dissolved the West African nation’s parliament after what the government said was a failed coup. A decree issued by President Umaro Sissoco...

Swiss go to polls, with right-wing populists and Socialists set for rebound

Swiss voters are casting final ballots in a general election, with polls pointing to a rebound for right-wing populist and Socialist parties, while Greens...

Kevin McCarthy at risk as US House votes to move ahead with effort to oust him

The future of the speaker of the US House of Representatives has been thrown into serious doubt after the chamber voted to move ahead...

UK’s Legacy Act ‘must have a replacement’ to help the North overcome ‘collective trauma’

The UK government’s controversial Legacy Act “must have a replacement” to help the people of Northern Ireland overcome the “terrible collective trauma” of the...

EU’s top diplomat urges US to reconsider dropping Ukrainian aid from budget bill

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has called on US lawmakers to reconsider their decision to omit financial support for Ukraine from a stop-gap...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to separate from wife

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, have announced they are separating after 18 years of marriage. The two said in...

Trump lawyers seek to delay trial over hoarding classified documents

Lawyers for former president Donald Trump are asking a judge to postpone his criminal trial without setting a new date as he stands accused...

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