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Politics of Poland

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo resigns just hours after surviving an opposition no-confidence motion. She will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, according to the ruling Law and Justice party.

She is replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after weeks of speculation.

Government

The Social Democratic Party congress votes to start talks on "whether and in what form" to support a new federal government.

The Latest on efforts to form a new government in Germany (all times local):

Nepalese legislative election, 2017

Voters in Nepal go to the polls for the second round of a historic legislative election. The turnout is 67%, up from 65% in the first round.

When Nepalis head to the polls today for the first time since 1999, it will be hailed as a historic step forward—the start of a new democratic era for a country that has suffered from years of violence, instability, and government ineptitude. But hope for the future should not obscure the challeng...

2017 United States political sexual scandals

United States Senator Al Franken announces that he will resign "in the coming weeks" amid sexual harassment allegations.

"In the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate"

AMIA bombing

In a 491-page ruling, a court indicts former President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez for treason and orders for her arrest for "trying to cover up Iran's possible role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people". Former foreign affairs minister Hector Timerman is also concerned. Both have previously denied wrongdoing.

2016-17 purges in Turkey

Peoples' Democratic Party's co-chair Selahattin Demirtas remains behind bars until the next hearing, scheduled for February 14, 2018. He risks 142 years in prison.

An Ankara court ruled on Thursday to keep pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s co-chair (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş behind bars. During the …

Aztec High School shooting

Three people, including the gunman, are killed in a school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico.

Same-sex marriage in Australia

The Parliament of Australia votes to make same-sex marriage legal in Australia.

Economic globalization

Fifteen countries ask the World Trade Organization a mandate to negotiate binding rules on e-commerce, days after India turned down negotiations.

"These countries are short-circuiting the norms to make a working party first," said Biswajit Dhar, professor-Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Refugee immigration to Germany

The European Commission orders Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to court over their refusal to incorporate more refugees. This is the third step in a process that may lead to fines and loss of the countries' voting rights in the European Union.

Greek-Turkish relations

The President of Turkey embarks on a two-day state visit of Greece. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's demarche is a first in 65 years.

Erdoğan’s comments on eve of historic Athens visit aimed at bolstering relations draws sharp rebuke from Greek leaders

Positions on Jerusalem

The Czech Republic recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "in practice".