German lawmakers urge shorter coronavirus quarantine
Politicians have backed recommendations by top virologist Christian Drosten for quarantine in suspected COVID-19 cluster cases to be reduced to five days. They hope the measure would then find greater social acceptance.
Right-wing terror trial stirs up violent memories in Germany's Freital
Members of a far-right terror group are standing trial for targeting politicians and refugee shelters with explosives in 2015. The case has divided Freital, a tranquil town not far from the eastern city of Dresden.
Afro-German politicians are pushing for change
In January, unknown assailants shot at the office of Senegalese-born German politician Karamba Diaby. Germany was shocked by the brazen attack. But Afro-German politicians are otherwise rarely in the spotlight.
Israel election: Benjamin Netanyahu declares victory
Politicians hope that the country's third election in less than 12 months will end months of deadlock. Exit polls predict that Netanyahu's right-wing bloc fell just short of a majority.
Russian opposition figure detained upon release from jail
No sooner had he walked out of a Moscow jail than activist Ilya Yashin was detained for a third time, accused of urging mass protests. Several opposition politicians are barred from next month's Moscow city elections.
Former Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies age 67
Sushma Swaraj was one of India's best-known female politicians and stood out with a pioneering, active presence on social media. She served as foreign minister from 2014 until earlier this year.
Greece charges 20 people, including politicians, over wildfires
Politicians and emergency officials have been charged in connection with deadly wildfires in 2018. A hundred people died trying to flee a blaze in a seaside town near Athens last year.
Politicians sponsoring violence may not get certificate of return, says INEC
Politicians sponsoring violence may not get a certificate of return, says INEC.
2019 Elections: Kaduna political parties, politicians, students sign peace pact
Political Parties, politicians, parents, and students in Kaduna State have sign a peace pact ahead of the coming general elections. The signing of the peace was part of events designed to remind politicians that god Politics is at the service of peace organized by the Development and Peace Initiative in Kaduna