Polls have opened in Germany’s city-state of Hamburg as voters pick a new regional assembly in an election that has been dominated by the issue of climate change. Hamburg has been governed by a coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats and the environmentalist Green party for the last five years. They are the two leading…

Voters in Switzerland have strongly backed a new law against homophobia in a referendum, according to partial results. The country, unlike many of its western European neighbours, does not yet have laws that specifically protect lesbians, gays and bisexuals from discrimination. More: French National Assembly approves IVF for lesbians, single women Charges in Mongolia LGBT…

Refocusing a debate on President Donald Trump’s moves in the Middle East in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved measures reasserting congressional authority over war powers. The House passed a proposal to repeal the 2002 congressional authorisation for the war in Iraq, as well as a plan to…

President Azali Assouman (L) urged the opposition parties to drop the boycott threat in the run-up to the vote [Ibrahim Youssouf/AFP] Voters in┬áComoros are casting their ballots in the first round of a parliamentary election boycotted by opposition parties. Most voting stations in the Indian Ocean archipelago’s capital, Moroni, opened later than scheduled on Sunday…

Washington, DC – The United States House of Representatives on Thursday approved a nonbinding resolution aimed at reining in the president’s ability to a****k Iran in the future without congressional approval. The resolution comes as criticism over US President Donald Trump’s decision to order the killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani in Iraq intensifies.…

Liverpool currently sit two points above Manchester City at the top of the Premier LeagueLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has voted for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling as his PFA player of the year, and said title rivals City had several candidates for his vote.Van Dijk has been a key part of a Liverpool side…