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Belarusian opposition leader flees to Lithuania after contesting Lukashenko's re-election thumbnail

Belarusian opposition leader flees to Lithuania after contesting Lukashenko’s re-election

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya says she fled to Lithuania for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya has fled Belarus after contesting President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election results. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya says she fled to Lithuania for the sake…

Freeland situation to reply to Trump's realizing to slap tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports thumbnail

Freeland situation to reply to Trump’s realizing to slap tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports

The federal government will spend the next month consulting with Canadians about which U.S. metals products to target with retaliatory tariffs as a new trade dispute flares up with the Trump administration. The potential targets include numerous goods produced in key U.S. election states.Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will impose dollar-for-dollar tariffs on…

Disgraced Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speed again in November election thumbnail

Disgraced Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speed again in November election

Myanmar’s fallen human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint will run for election again in November.Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the central executive committee meeting at her National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday. (Aung Shine/The Associated Press)Myanmar’s leader, and fallen human rights icon,…

Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus thumbnail

Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, attends a news conference on Friday. Lam said legislative elections in the semi-autonomous…

Bloc Québécois chief Yves-François Blanchet denies sexual misconduct allegations thumbnail

Bloc Québécois chief Yves-François Blanchet denies sexual misconduct allegations

Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet is denying allegations of sexual misconduct, posted on social media Tuesday.Allegations against Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet were posted Tuesday. (Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press)Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet is denying allegations of sexual misconduct that were posted on social media Tuesday. An anonymous person said the alleged events happened in 1999…

Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic thumbnail

Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic

Poles are voting in a presidential election that had been scheduled for May but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot taking place amid deep cultural and political divisions in the European Union nation.An elderly resident wearing a face mask and protective gloves casts a ballot during Poland’s presidential election in Warsaw. The election…

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Poland holds momentous, tight presidential election runoff

Poland’s incumbent president Andrzej Duda widened his lead in the presidential election, an updated late poll showed, a victory which if confirmed would allow the ruling nationalists to deepen their conservative reforms.Polls were open in Poland on Sunday in the runoff vote for president. (Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)Poland’s incumbent president Andrzej Duda widened his…