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Anwar welcomes Barisan’s decision not to stand in PD by-election

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president-­elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim welcomes the decision by Barisan Nasional not to contest the Port Dick­­son parliamentary by-election in which he is standing.

Media scrum: Anwar speaking to reporters after delivering a talk on Syarahan Negarawan 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of gay sex law

Singapore: One of Singapore’s most influential diplomats called for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the “antiquated” legislation.

Government blasts right-wing plan for Swiss-first approach on law

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject a right-wing proposal to cement Swiss sovereignty on legal matters over international law, saying the plan would force it to cancel treaties, weaken human rights protections and hurt the economy.

Swedish PM Lofven ousted, anti-immigrant party pushing for policy role

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats threatening to block any new government unless they are given a say in policy.

Pro-Europe Swiss minister to quit amid tense talks with EU

ZURICH (Reuters) - A longtime Swiss politician and backer of strong ties to the European Union announced on Tuesday he will resign from government, adding uncertainty over unresolved talks on relations between Switzerland and its largest trading partner.

Spain's Socialists see electoral support rise in official poll

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists (PSOE) would win 30.6 percent of the vote if an election was held today, an official poll showed on Tuesday, up from a previous poll held in August which predicted the party headed by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez would win 29.9 percent.

Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-up

TUNIS (Reuters) - Efforts to rescue Tunisia's ailing economy face the prospect of fresh turmoil after the president declared his alliance with moderate Islamists at an end, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition managing the country's transition from autocracy.

Anwar welcomes BN's decision not to contest PD by-election

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has welcomed Barisan Nasional's decision not to contest the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election.

Wrong move to boycott PD by-election, says Johor Umno treasurer

JOHOR BARU: A senior Johor Umno leader feels that Barisan Nasional is making a mistake by boycotting the upcoming Port Dickson by-election.

My fight is against political entitlement, says indie PD candidate

PETALING JAYA: Stevie Chan Keng Leong, who has announced his candidacy for the Port Dickson by-election, says his fight is not about any individual candidate or party, but against political leadership that is insensitive to the mood of the people.