UK PM Johnson suffers heavy losses in London in local elections

Conservatives lose control of London councils Results seen as a test of Johnson’s popularity Bad performance will increase pressure on Johnson LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, early results on Friday showed, as voters punished … Read more

‘Our blood is boiling’: Victims angry as son of dictator closes in on Philippine presidency

MANILA, May 5 (Reuters) – Former political prisoner Cristina Bawagan still has the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured and sexually abused by soldiers during the late Philippines’ dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s brutal era of martial law. Bawagan fears the horrors of Marcos’s rule would be diminished if his namesake son wins the … Read more

In the Supreme Court shadow, Biden urges voters to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday appeared to vote to protect abortion rights by backing candidates who support them in November’s elections after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed it could soon overturn its 1973 decision legalizing abortion. Biden said his administration would respond once the Supreme Court formally rules … Read more

Macron or Le Pen: France faces stark choice for president

First results estimates at 1800 GMT Macron with slightly growing lead in opinion polls Choice between pro-Europe centrist, far-right eurosceptic PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – The French voted on Sunday in an election that will decide whether pro-European Union, centrist President Emmanuel Macron keeps his job or is unseated by far-right eurosceptic Marine Le Pen … Read more

US Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is not sure whether she advocates violence

April 22 (Reuters) – Republican US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday told a lawyer for voters seeking to disqualify her from running for re-election that she did not know how to answer a question about whether she advocates violence against people with whom she disagrees . Greene testified in a Georgia state court in … Read more

Macron, Le Pen face off in high stakes election debate

Debate kicks off at 1900 GMT Macron, Le Pen in tight race to win election France votes on Sunday PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen will face off on Wednesday evening in their only debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. For Le Pen, who lags Macron … Read more

Biden to tap ethanol to lower fuel prices as consumer inflation surges

US President Joe Biden returns a salute as he steps from Marine One upon arrival at the White House in Washington, US, April 11, 2022. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will unveil plans on Tuesday to extend the … Read more

Le Pen pursues Macron in French presidential vote

Incumbent Macron leads polls but Le Pen closes in Voting ends and exit polls due at 1800 GMT Midday voter turnout 25.5%, down from 28.5% in 2017 PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) – Voters cast ballots across France on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election where far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is posing … Read more

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote

ISLAMABAD, April 10 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament, after being deserted by coalition partners who blame him for a crumbling economy and failure to deliver on his campaign promises. The result of the vote, which was the culmination of a … Read more

Orban scores crushing victory as Ukraine war solidifies support

War in Ukraine has upset campaign Hungarians voted amid inflation surge, with economy set to slow Orban’s Fidesz on track to win two-thirds of parliament seats Far-right Our Homeland party likely to get into parliament BUDAPEST, April 3 (Reuters) – Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban looked set for a fourth consecutive win in Sunday’s … Read more