‘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

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

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

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

Kremlin says Biden’s remark on the end of Putin is ‘alarming’

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Royal Castle, amid the invasion of Ukraine, in Warsaw, Poland March 26, 2022. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Biden says Putin cannot remain in power Russia says remark is alarming United States plays down … Read more