Portugal's incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialist Party won a general election marked by low turnout on Sunday after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.
A second whistleblower, with first-hand knowledge of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, has spoken with the intelligence community’s internal watchdog, the lawyer representing the official said on Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended his ministry’s policy towards Iran’s neighbors, describing Tehran’s relations with neighboring countries as a top priority for the Islamic Republic.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have taken steps towards indirect talks to defuse tensions in the Middle East, with Riyadh asking Iraq and Pakistan to speak with the Iranian leadership about deescalation, according to the New York Times.
Tunisians voted for a new Parliament on Sunday but quiet polling stations gave an indication of the economic disillusionment that has emerged since the 2011 revolution and brought political newcomers to challenge established parties.
At least 18 more people were killed in Baghdad’s overnight clashes between police and Iraqi protesters demonstrating over public services and unemployment, according to police and medical sources, as government tried to appease public anger with a new reform plan.
Hong Kong police and protesters clashed on Sunday as tens of thousands marched through the central city wearing face masks in defiance of emergency laws which threaten a year in prison for hiding their faces during demonstrations.