Czech government survives no-confidence vote

In this file photo taken on Jan 12, 2022, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala delivers a speech in the Czech Parliament in Prague. (MICHAL CIZEK / AFP) PRAGUE – The Czech government survived an opposition attempt to overthrow it in a no-confidence vote, a widely expected outcome of the motion which the cabinet had called […]

UK top court to hear Scottish independence vote bid

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks in Edinburgh on Dec 13, 2019. (ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) LONDON – The battle to hold a second Scottish independence referendum moves to Britain's top court next week when it hears arguments for allowing a secession vote in a year's time without approval […]

Italian PM Draghi looks doomed after coalition splinters

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi reacts during the debate on the government crisis following his resignation the week before, at the Senate in Rome on July 20, 2022. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) ROME – Italy's government crumbled on Wednesday when three of Prime Minister Mario Draghi's main coalition partners snubbed a confidence vote he had […]

Italy faces parliamentary showdown on govt survival

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaks during the inauguration of the Business Forum at the International Conference Center in Algiers on July 18, 2022. (AFP) ROME – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will address the upper house Senate on Wednesday on a political crisis that could bring down his government and trigger early elections at […]

Draghi meets president as Italian govt faces collapse

President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati (center) reads the results of the vote in the Senate hall after a vote of confidence to the prime minister at Palazzo Madama in Rome on July 14, 2022.  (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) ROME – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's coalition government appeared on the brink […]