Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launches campaign for second independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launches campaign for second independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks at a news conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 14.Russell Cheyne/The Associated Press Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign for a second independence referendum on Tuesday, arguing that Scotland would be economically better off outside the United Kingdom. Ms. Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party as … Read more

Two Republicans try to fend off Trump challengers in South Carolina

Two Republicans try to fend off Trump challengers in South Carolina

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Houston, Texas, US May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – Republican US Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace waited on Tuesday to learn their political fates in South … Read more

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday.POOL/The Associated Press British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday, but a large rebellion in his Conservative Party over the “partygate” scandal dealt a blow to his authority and leaves him with a struggle to win back support. Mr. Johnson, who … Read more

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to face confidence vote in wake of ‘partygate’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to face confidence vote in wake of ‘partygate’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves from the back entrance of Downing Street in London, Britain June 6, 2022.TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a confidence vote on Monday after a growing number of lawmakers in his Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s authority over what has been dubbed the “partygate” scandal. Johnson, who … Read more

The future of the Ontario Liberals is at stake on June 2

The future of the Ontario Liberals is at stake on June 2

Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca holds a rally in Scarborough, Ont., on May 29.Chris Young/The Canadian Press We can safely predict that the Liberal Party will improve its standing in the Ontario Legislature after the June 2 election. But that may not save its leader, Steven Del Duca. And the party itself could be … Read more

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

‘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

Trump faces biggest test of his ‘king-maker’ clout since leaving White House

Trump faces biggest test of his ‘king-maker’ clout since leaving White House

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to boost Ohio Republican candidates ahead of their May 3 primary election, at the county fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, US April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gaelen Morse/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 1 (Reuters) – The month of May brings Donald … Read more

Police teargas Paris protesters after Macron re-elected

Police teargas Paris protesters after Macron re-elected

People attend a demonstration after the announcement of the results of the 2022 French presidential election at Place de la Republique in Paris, France, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – Riot police charged and sprayed teargas on demonstrators in central … Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, celebrate after his victory in France’s presidential election, at the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022.THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images France has re-elected its centrist President Emmanuel Macron with a comfortable margin after a closely fought campaign, handing a major defeat to the far-right populist … Read more

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Centrist presidential candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron meets residents during a campaign stop April 21 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris.Francois Mori/The Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron has maintained his lead over far-right challenger Marine Le Pen following a prickly television head-to-head debate, a poll showed on Thursday. With just three days to go before … Read more