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Portugal: Government's austerity measures face poll challenge

Voters in Portugal are casting their ballot in a parliamentary poll that is being seen as a…

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US: Obama calls for major reforms in criminal justice system

US President Obama has called for major reforms in the country’s criminal justice system that include voting rights for felons…

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Hong Kong debates controversial political reform package amidst protests

The Hong Kong government is discussing a contentious political reforms package ahead of voting later in the week. The package…

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Hong Kong: 2017 election candidates to be screened, say reform proposals

The proposed reforms for Hong Kong’s 2017 election do not allow a fully free voting process as demanded by the…

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Finland election: Economy on top of voters' minds

Voters in Finland are casting their ballot following an election campaign in which the economy was the…

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Japan goes to polls as Abe seeks mandate on economic reforms

Japanese voters are casting their ballots in a snap poll, which is being seen as a referendum on the economic…

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's ratings plunge

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ratings have plunged as protests continue to rock the country over the 43 missing students…

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Japan heads for polls as Abe dissolves parliament

Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, dissolved parliament, seeking a new mandate in a snap election, according to media…

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Brussels: Workers' protest marred by violence

A march in Brussels on Thursday, November 6, to protest against austerity measures and other government reforms ended in violence…

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'There is room for discussion,' Hong Kong leader tells students

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he is willing to create a more democratic selection panel before the 2017…

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House Republicans vote to authorize lawsuit against Obama

The US House of Representatives has voted 225-201 to authorize a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of having overstepped his…

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Virginity test allegations re-emerge in Egypt

The resumption of forced virginity tests in Egypt has dashed the hopes of activists for democratic reforms.  Reports suggest that…

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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai keen to delay polls for reforms

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is looking to delay the upcoming national polls, saying there is not enough time to…

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Greek debt crisis: Lawmakers to vote again on bailout reforms

Greek lawmakers are voting on a second set of reforms required to secure the bailout agreement. If the parliament backs…

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Greece bailout: Tsipras rallies support amid anger over deal

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces a divided country with many voters and politicians opposed to the measures that Greece…

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Greece debt: EU leaders secure bailout deal after marathon talks

EU leaders have offered a $96 billion bailout to Greece after the Alexis Tsipras government agreed to…

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Debt crisis: Greece submits economic reforms plan to eurozone

Greece has submitted its economic reforms plan to the eurozone in a bid to secure a bailout from lenders and…

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EU agrees $2bn loan to Ukraine as country grapples with economic crisis

The European Union has agreed a $2 billion loan to Ukraine to help the cash-strapped country carry out economic reforms.…

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Only six working days left for Greece to offer fresh reforms list: Eurozone

Greece has only six days left, excluding weekends and holidays, to offer a revised reforms list in…

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IMF chief welcomes Greek 'commitment' over loan payment

Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief, has welcomed reports that Greece will be making a…

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