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Spain’s Popular Party Elects Pablo Casado, a Hard Liner, to Replace...

MADRID — Spain’s opposition Popular Party has elected Pablo Casado to replace Mariano Rajoy as its leader, choosing a hard liner who wants to...

Hong Kong May Ban Political Party That Seeks Independence From China

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday they were considering banning a political party that advocates the city’s independence from China, an...

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

DAKAR, Senegal — When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked...

As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

Anglophone separatists have been fighting for recognition of Ambazonia — named after Ambas Bay in southern Cameroon, an 1800s-era settlement for freed slaves —...

Spain’s New Leader Forms Government With Almost Two-Thirds Women

Women stand out in the new government not only in terms of number — heading 11 of the 17 ministries — but also in...

Indonesia Clamps Down on Simmering Independence Effort in Papua

“They are using colonial laws to arrest people in modern, democratic Indonesia,” said Calum Hyslop, an Australian who is a longtime political observer of...

Spain Swears In Pedro Sánchez as Prime Minister, Capping Week of...

Pedro Sánchez was sworn in on Saturday as Spain’s new prime minister, capping a remarkable personal comeback and a week of political upheaval that...

Mariano Rajoy Ousted in Spanish No-Confidence Vote

To stay in office, Mr. Sánchez will need to maintain the support of the far-left Podemos party, as well as nationalist lawmakers from Catalonia...

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