Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president

Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president

Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia’s presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office. With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ms. Zurabishvili was backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party while Mr. Vashadze was a united opposition candidate. A new constitution […]

Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny US border deal

Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny US border deal

Mexico’s incoming foreign minister has said discussions on how to deal with migrants travelling to the United States are continuing despite reports a deal has been reached. Marcelo Ebrard denied reaching an agreement which would see asylum seekers waiting in Mexico while their claims were processed in US courts. Mr. Ebrard’s words seem to contradict […]

Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Taiwan is voting in a referendum on whether to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The top court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, giving parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. But surveys last week suggest the country will vote against the change. The issue is one […]

Raed Fares: Syria radio host shot dead in Idlib

Raed Fares: Syria radio host shot dead in Idlib

A prominent Syrian radio journalist has been shot dead by gunmen in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib. Raed Fares, a well-known Syrian activist, was killed in the north-western town of Kafranbel. It was not the first time the founder of Radio Fresh, an independent radio station broadcasting from inside opposition-held areas in the country, […]

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