Divisive candidate situation to clutch Sri Lanka election

Divisive candidate situation to clutch Sri Lanka election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Front-runners Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief looks set to win the country’s presidential election.Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory and his main rival has conceded, but official results are not confirmed.The election is the first the country held since a terror attack killed more than…

Violence flares as yellow vests label one 365 days

Violence flares as yellow vests label one 365 days

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to mark the first anniversary of the yellow vest movement Police in Paris arrested more than 100 people as protests to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest movement turned violent.Yellow vest (gilets jaunes) rallies took place nationwide…

Obama issues warning to ‘innovative’ Democrats

Obama issues warning to ‘innovative’ Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barack Obama said most “ordinary Americans” didn’t want to completely tear down the system Former US President Barack Obama has issued a warning to Democratic presidential candidates, cautioning them against policies that are not “rooted in reality”.Mr Obama said Democrats risked alienating voters if they lurched too far to…

Wide Prague deliver marks revolution anniversary

Wide Prague deliver marks revolution anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say about 200,000 went to the protest while organisers put the figure closer to 300,000 At least 200,000 people have protested against the Czech government in the capital, Prague.Demonstrators are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign over allegations of fraud.It is alleged Mr Babis used European Union…

Protests erupt over Iran petrol rationing

Protests erupt over Iran petrol rationing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters took the streets across Iran as fuel price rises were introducedProtests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least two people have been killed. Prices rose by at least 50% on Friday as subsidies on…