Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at a press conference on Monday that he will dissolve the House of Representatives when it convenes Thursday to pave way for a general election.
With all votes counted, official results on early Monday confirmed that Germany's far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) was elected in the federal parliament for the first time.
South Korea's ruling Democratic Party lawmakers against the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) on Monday cast doubts on its missile interception capability on the Korean Peninsula.
Forty-six militants were killed and 18 others wounded as Afghan security forces conducted military and cordon operations across the country over the past 24 hours, said Defense Ministry on Monday.
Though German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her allies apparently won the parliamentary election Sunday despite a diminished number of votes, her road to form a new government for a record fourth time will not be a cakewalk.
The Iraqi Kurds on Monday cast their votes in a referendum that will determine the independence of the Kurdish region and the disputed areas that are currently under de facto Kurdish control.
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SPD rejects new coalition with Merkel after vote
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Merkel's party wins less support as far-right AfD makes breakthrough
Kurdish President Barzani reconfirms holding referendum as planned
Eight China cities step up housing tightening
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