A top Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an opposition legal challenge to an April 16 referendum that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers. Opposition activists had filed a complaint over last-minute changes to voting rules.
Young voters in France have traditionally thrown their support behind left-wing candidates. Results from Sunday’s first round presidential poll show that remains true, but that young voters are also increasingly flocking to political extremes.
Sunday’s hotly contested first-round vote sets up a clash between France’s presidential finalists over the future of the European Union, with Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen representing widely divergent visions of the bloc.
Far-left presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon garnered 19.6% of votes in the first round of French elections on Sunday, a breakthrough for the firebrand France Insoumise (Unsubmissive France) candidate but not enough to carry him to the run-off.
The first-round humbling of conservative candidate François Fillon and Socialist nominee Benoît Hamon marks the first time in over half a century that the traditional ruling parties of left and right both stumble at the first hurdle.
Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron will face anti-EU, anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen in the French presidential run-off duel on May 7, according to initial estimates after Sunday’s hotly contested first round.
Days after Turkey's election authority rejected a request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, the country's main opposition party said Friday it would apply to the nation's highest administrative court.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolstering support for her Brexit plan.
A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials alleged was motivated by financial greed.
With polls tight before April 23’s first round and four presidential candidates with a shot at the final, anything goes in France's wildly unpredictable campaign. And yet the benchmark for political surprises remains April 21, 2002.