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'OK, boomer': New Zealand MP hits out at parliament age gap

Nov 07, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The catchphrase, 'OK, boomer,' is used to dismiss out-of-touch, condescending, or closed-minded attitudes associated with the baby-boomer generation and older people more generally.

CHLOE SWARBRICK. Image from Facebook page of Chloe Swarbrick at

Merkel faces crucial deadline on coalition talks

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens are to announce whether they have found enough common ground to begin formal coalition negotiations

AT THE BUNDESTAG. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects in a window as she gives a speech at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

Germany's weakened Merkel scrambles to form government

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Merkel's conservatives, who won a September 24 vote without a clear majority, will hold exploratory talks with the liberal and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and then the left-leaning and environmentalist Greens

WEAKENED? In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) sits in the Bundestag (Lower house of parliament) in Berlin on January 19, 2017. Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AFP

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Britain s snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday June 8 and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom s future as it leaves the European Union

WHO'S GONNA DRIVE? A Union flag themed toy car is pictured on Clacton Pier before the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) leader campaigned with their candidate for the Clacton constituency, in Clacton-on-Sea, eastern England, on May 20, 2017. Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP

Stein switches tactics in Pennsylvania recount drive

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:02 AM

UPDATED The Green Party drops a bid to pursue the recount in a state court citing difficulties raising a million dollar bond demanded by the tribunal but will press on in federal court instead

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Experts, officials trash Trump claim of mass fraud

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Trump who spent the campaign warning that the result might be rigged is now – with his aides – pushing back hard as the Green Party works to secure recounts in 3 states which Trump won: Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016.  Andrew Caballero-Reynods/AFP

Trump claims 'serious' fraud, says millions voted illegally

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:15 AM

UPDATED Trump lets fly a series of early morning tweets in which he quotes Clinton about the need to respect the electoral process while continuing to wage an extraordinarily public battle over the makeup of his future cabinet

Voting booths set up and ready to receive voters inside a polling station in Christmas, Florida on November 8, 2016. After an exhausting, wild, bitter, and sometimes sordid campaign, Americans finally began voting Tuesday for a new president: either the billionaire populist Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / Gregg Newton

U.S. Green Party raises enough funds for Wisconsin recount

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The recount demands could reignite concern over the legitimacy of the vote which followed a bitter presidential campaign that included persistent charges of foreign hacking and rigging

Green party nominee Jill Stein speaks to members of the press before the start of a campaign rally at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture on October 12, 2016 in New York City. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE: #USVote: US election 2016

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Live coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election November 8 2016

Trump within reach of shock White House win

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED As polls closed in all but the westernmost states and media called state races one by one pollsters are scrambling to update their forecasts and pointing to either a dead heat or an upset

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Future at stake as Americans choose next president

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED As the world holds its collective breath Americans are called to make a historic choice between two radically different visions for the most powerful nation on Earth

WHO WILL IT BE? This combination of pictures created on November 07, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Detroit, Michigan on November 4, 2016. Mandel Ngan and Brendan Smialowski/AFP

#USVote 2016: America at the cusp of history

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Who will be the next President of the United States? After nearly 2 years of a brutal divisive campaign we ll soon know

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 03, 2016 shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2016 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016.  Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head a new poll on November 3, 2016 showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton's edge over Donald Trump shrinking and few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 percent to her Republican rival's 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier. / AFP PHOTO / Jay LaPrete AND SAUL LOEB

The United States: vital statistics

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Here are some key figures about the world s biggest economy heading to the polls on November 8

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

Johnson, Stein, McMullin: The other White House hopefuls

Oct 29, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Here are short profiles of the 3 contenders who will challenge Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton for the presidency on November 8

OTHER CONTENDERS. Presidential candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Evan McMullin will challenge Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton for the presidency on November 8. Johnson file photo by AFP; Stein file photo from Wikipedia; McMullin file photo from Twitter

Clinton edges ahead of Trump in post-debate poll bump

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The nationwide results come as Hillary Clinton s numbers improve in a number of critical swing states following the debate

AFTER THE DEBATE. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Austria's new president: Green professor who beat the far-right

May 24, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Alexander Van der Bellen who won by a paper thin margin vows to unite his divided nation

epa05325431 Austrian President-elect Alexander Van der Bellen, who is supported by the Green Party, delivers a statement during a news conference following the Austrian presidential elections run-off, outside the Palais Schoenburg, in Vienna, Austria, 23 May 2016. Austria's Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka earlier announced the official result in which Van der Bellen had won the presidential elections run-off over the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) candidate Norbert Hofer by just a few thousands of votes. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Rwanda votes yes to allow extra terms for Kagame

Dec 19, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The constitutional amendment allows President Kagame to run for a third seven year term in 2017 then at the end of which he will be eligible to run for a further two five year terms

ANOTHER TERM. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaks during the second day of the St. Gallen Symposium at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 8, 2015. File photo by Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

Rwanda opposition seeks to block third term change for Kagame

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The challenge centers around the Green Party s belief that the constitution can only be revised to only reduce or prolong the duration of the president s mandate

ANOTHER TERM? In this photo, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaks during the second day of the St. Gallen Symposium at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 8, 2015. Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA