A former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter is getting ready for a battle of a different kind as he prepares to step into the Irish political arena.
Democrats battling to win the party’s nomination to duel with President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are unveiling radical liberal proposals in a bid to win early support.
Supporters of the surprise Democratic Republic of Congo presidential winner have celebrated in the capital as the rival opposition candidate denounced the result as fraudulent.
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced.
Counting has got under way in Bangladesh after parliamentary elections marred by deadly clashes.
Politicians from across the House of Commons have been airing their concerns over the use of Facebook data by the company Cambridge Analytica, which has boasted about using personal information to target voters during elections.
Conservative MP Andrew Bowie has claimed he pulled out of the race to be the next rector of Aberdeen University - because he was worried he might win.
An Aberdeenshire town, which has been without a community council after the resignation of its previous group, has now received enough candidates to hold an election.
Future election duty could prove a winner with Highland Council staff, who may get an extra half day off as a reward.
North-east fishermen will have their voices heard in parliament loud and clear, the region's newest MP has pledged.
Aberdeenshire Council is facing its third election in Inverurie in just eight months after new MP Colin Clark confirmed he will step down from his local role.
A man "relighting the beacon of Liberalism" spoiled the SNP's hopes of repeating a hat-trick at Ross County last night.
The new chairwoman of Aberdeenshire's education committee has called on her opponents to put young people before "politicking" as a row over visiting teachers rumbles on.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson landed in the north-east yesterday as part of her whistle-stop helicopter tour of competitive seats.
North-east election candidate Eilidh Whiteford has revealed hundreds of local people have backed her campaign to save Peterhead power station.
An isles activist has urged fellow politicians not to allow the latest terrorist attack to affect their election campaigning.
The SNP has called on the UK government to match the funding of the Holyrood executive in city deals in the north and north-east.
The SNP has launched a campaign to protect Peterhead Power Station as the question of the facility's future continues to loom over the town.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has come under fire for a history of "broken promises" on transport investment after pledging to bring the railway back to Buchan
A bullish Alex Salmond shrugged off Conservative talk about securing his Gordon seat when he launched his re-election campaign yesterday.
I'm going to blow my own trumpet.
All five political groups within Highland Council are engaged in talks to shape a possible coalition administration in the wake of the local authority elections.
Aberdeenshire voters head to the polls today to decide the political mix of the next elected council.
The SNP candidate for the Banff and Buchan Westminster seat has warned that a "hard Brexit" will jeopardise the future of fishing in the north-east.
Aberdeenshire Council has historically prided itself on being consensual, collegiate and removed from the party politics which mar its neighbouring authorities.
Aberdeenshire Council's Liberal Democrat group has pledged to increase spending on mental health services in the region ahead of the local government election in May.
Aberdeenshire Council's Labour group is battling to increase the number of female representatives on the local authority ahead of May's election.
Aberdeenshire Council's Conservative group has pledged to deliver a world-class "gold standard" education for every child in the north-east if they are elected to power next month.
Aberdeenshire Council's SNP group has pledged to double the amount of free healthcare available to local parents if elected in May.
A brace of independent Aberdeenshire councillors have said election candidates should focus on local issues and not become embroiled in national rows over Brexit and Scottish independence.
Enforced change and numerous retirements at Highland Council will guarantee new faces at the region's biggest local authority next month.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced their list of candidates for the upcoming Aberdeenshire Council elections and made a pledge to fight for local services.