Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

2017-03-24 19:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

French minister probed for hiring daughters as aides

2017-03-21 19:29

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has been placed under preliminary investigation for hiring his two daughters as parliamentary aides.

ANCYL to lay criminal charge against IFP over funding request

2017-03-15 17:27

The ANC Youth League in KZN will lay a charge of corruption against IFP officials allegedly involved in an attempt to get a donation from the Nongoma municipality ahead of by-elections.

N Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

2017-03-02 17:55

Northern Ireland have begun voting in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit. .

French candidate Macron wants UK 'talents' after Brexit

2017-02-22 07:24

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he wants London bankers and academics to move to France after Brexit.

Jackson Mthembu backs Ramaphosa to be next ANC leader

2017-02-20 06:18

The chief parliamentary whip of the ruling party has thrown his support behind the deputy president as the party’s next leader amid fears the ANC may lose power in 2019.

Hollande calls for more cybersecurity for election

2017-02-15 19:04

French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country's presidential race, notably to protect against hacking.

Steinmeier is Germany's new president

2017-02-12 19:10

A German parliamentary assembly has elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority to become the country's new president.

France's Macron laughs off gay rumours

2017-02-07 18:08

Addressing malicious online comments and gossiping, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has made fun of rumours that he is gay.

Scandals test French voters' patience with politicians

2017-02-04 22:30

French politicians accused of playing fast and loose with their finances have long gotten a pass from voters, but things have changed.


Fekl replaces embattled Le Roux

2017-03-21 21:01

French President Francois Hollande has named Matthias Fekl as new interior minister after Bruno Le roux resigned over scandal.

11 candidates confirmed in French presidential race

2017-03-19 11:06

France's Constitutional Council has announced that 11 candidates have been approved to run for French president.

Presidential hopeful Macron aims to clean up French politics

2017-03-02 22:00

With just 52 days left before French voters choose their president, the man leading the polls, Emmanuel Macron, is only now releasing his campaign platform

No legal relief as French candidates face probes

2017-02-27 07:59

France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen can expect no let-up in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections, says the justice minister.

French minister warns Russia on election meddling

2017-02-20 06:43

France's foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable".

Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

2017-02-19 17:41

Ecuador is voting in general elections that could see a pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right at an economic turning point for the oil-rich nation.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

2017-02-13 09:30

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he won the elections.

Swiss vote on citizenship measure over Muslims

2017-02-12 16:37

The Swiss are voting on whether or not to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages.

Electoral reform could help the ANC

2017-02-05 06:05

A proposal for the ANC to adopt direct, constituency-based national and provincial elections has been placed on the table.

Dutch ballots to be counted by hand

2017-02-02 08:08

The Dutch government says it will not use its usual computer software to count and transmit election results.

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