politics

Italy's Renzi concedes referendum defeat, announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has conceded defeat on a referendum battle to approve constitutional reforms and said he would hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday...

After Renzi - who could be Italy's next prime minister?

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to appoint a new prime minister after Matteo Renzi said he would resign in the wake of his constitutional referendum defeat.

Renzi set for crushing referendum defeat, under pressure to resign

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi looked likely Sunday to make good on a promise to resign after early data suggested he had comprehensively lost a referendum on constitutional reforms sponsored...

Italian voters reject Renzi's constitutional reforms, exit polls show

Italians have rejected reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, exit polls from a referendum show.

Hero to zero? Italy's Renzi puts career on the line in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risks becoming Europe's youngest political has-been if Sunday's constitutional referendum does not go his way.

Ten facts about Italy's constitutional referendum

Italians will vote Sunday on a constitutional referendum that could result in major institutional changes or trigger Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation. Here are 10 facts about the proposed...

Komadina, Lalovac, Ostojic, Grbin new SDP deputy chiefs

 Delegates of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) elected Zlatko Komadina, Boris lalovac, Rajko Ostojic and Pedja Grbin as deputy SDP chiefs at a party convention on Saturday.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private funeral

Fidel Castro, who led Cuba through five decades of revolution, resistance and repression, was laid to rest on Sunday in a "solemn and private" ceremony in Santiago de Cuba.

Italy votes on constitutional referendum that could topple government

Italy was voting Sunday on a constitutional referendum that could increase political stability or topple Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, triggering a government crisis with risky consequences.

Croatia needs change and SDP must start it, says opposition leader

Newly elected Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardic said in Zagreb on Saturday that Croatia needed change and that it must be started by the SDP.

Egypt's top court revokes police power on protests

Egypt's top court has quashed power granted to police to ban street protests.

Indonesian police release seven accused of treason

Indonesian police on Saturday released seven people, including two former generals and a rock star, a day after they were arrested on suspicion of treason and sedition.

Merkel faces toughest challenge yet as she looks to win fourth term

Germany's conservatives are set to back Angela Merkel next week for a fourth term as leader of Europe's biggest economy. But will she have the political authority to confront the challenges facing...

South Korean protests grow as impeachment motion tabled against Park

Demonstrators calling for the immediate resignation of South Korean President Park Geun Hye came within 100 metres of her official residence on Saturday as pressure increased on the embattled...

Iceland president asks Pirate Party to attempt to form government

Iceland's president on Friday gave the leader of the anti-establishment Pirate Party the task of forming the next government, a month after the elections.