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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, South Australian premier Steven Marshall, left, and Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer. Photograph: David Mariuz/EPA

As Australia’s national capital, Canberra, wakes up to subzero temperatures, the city empties of politicians for the winter recess. But by-elections a(...)

Protesters gather outside the parliament in Bucharest on Wednesday during a no-confidence vote in the government, which it defeated. Photograph: Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania’s five-month-old Social Democrat (PSD) government defeated a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Wednesday while thousands rallied outsi(...)

Arsenal players in the the club’s new shirt for next season. Photograph: Arsenal FC

Politicians in the Netherlands – which pays tens of millions of euro a year in aid to Rwanda – are up in arms over a €34 million deal between the Rwan(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

John Redmond addressing a home rule meeting at Parnell monument on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.
The durable democrat

For 18 years in a row, John Redmond was elected chairman of the Irish Parliamentary Party – from February 1900 until his untimely death in March 1918.(...)

Australian minister Peter Dutton: In 2016 he composed a text message describing a female journalist as a “mad f**king witch”, but inadvertently sent it to her. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/Pool via Reuters

Peter Dutton, minister for home affairs and a former policeman, is supposed to be the right-wing hard man in Australia’s Liberal-National government.&(...)

Barnaby Joyce has resigned as deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals. Photograph:  AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

The difference between Dynasty and the Australian government is that one features a scandalous affair, an angry, scorned wife, a pregnant younger love(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull hugs Liberal MP Warren Entsch   after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill earlier in December. Photograph: Lukas Coch

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, finally has a spring in his step again, after a year of infighting in his Liberal-National government. (...)

Liberal MP Warren Entsch (centre) hugs Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coach/EPA

Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed almost unanimously through parliament ju(...)

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