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Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

BELFAST: Northern Ireland began voting on Thursday (Mar 2) in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit, which is testing the delicate peace in the British province. Long-simmering tensions boiled over in January when Sinn Fein deputy first minister Martin McGuinness quit, saying he could no longer work with… Read More »

Former US Justice Department official warns Europe on election hacking

SAN FRANCISCO: A former Justice Department official who served in the Obama administration said European countries must be willing to respond forcefully to efforts by Russia or others to use cyber attacks to meddle in their elections, saying the U.S. response fell short. Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who ran the national security division… Read More »

France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

LYON, France: France’s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “This is our country!” that she alone would protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalisation if elected president in May. Buoyed by Trump’s victory and Britons’ vote to leave the European Union, Le Pen’s anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front… Read More »

Correa ally leads Ecuador election polls, but second round likely

QUITO: Ecuador’s ruling leftist party candidate leads voting intentions in the small Andean country ahead of presidential elections next month, but does not have enough support to win in the first round, two recent polls showed. After recent major losses for Latin America’s leftist bloc, Ecuador’s election is being scrutinized for a potential further setback… Read More »

Obama says 'will take action' against Russia for interfering in US election

WASHINGTON: United States’ President Barack Obama said “we need to take action and we will” against Russia for interfering in the US election. This after US three officials said on Thursday (Dec 15) that Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the US presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to… Read More »

French Far-right leader hopes for Trump-like win in 2016 election

LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win was a victory of the people against the elite, France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, adding she hoped the French people would follow suit next year. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next April but… Read More »

Spy agencies concerned about possible US election hacks – NSA chief

WASHINGTON: American intelligence agencies are concerned about reports that foreign governments may be attempting to undermine the Nov. 8 U.S. elections through cyber attacks, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said on Tuesday. “We continue to be actively concerned,” Rogers told a Senate hearing, responding to a question from Senator John… Read More »

German minister sees aid for families as key 2017 election issue

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats say they will make aid for families a central issue in next year’s election if Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives block their proposals for higher children’s allowances and subsidies for working parents. Family minister Manuela Schwesig, a Social Democrat, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper she was continuing to push for 1… Read More »