Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow

“I will get it done,” Marcos says Marcos praises his father’s controversial rule Promises economic reforms, to heal divisions MANILA, June 30 (Reuters) – The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia’s most famous political dynasties, … Read more

Flood builds 4,400 vote lead with all Lancaster County votes reported | Politics

Mike Flood’s lead in the race for the 1st District House race appeared safe late Tuesday as all votes from Lancaster County were reported. Flood led Patty Pansing Brooks by a margin of 56,085-51,662 with only votes in Platte and Sarpy counties outstanding. The Associated Press called the race for Flood at 10:25 pm Mike … Read more

US Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress in November’s elections. The justices … Read more

Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading Democratic women called on President Joe Biden and Congress on Sunday to protect abortion rights nationwide after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a ruling that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and states . Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria … Read more

Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

UK’s Johnson does not expect fresh leadership challenge Johnson wants three terms to tackle regional inequality British PM pressured by poll losses after leadership vote PM declines comment on 150,000-pound treehouse for son KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he aims to remain in power until the middle … Read more

Protesters at US Supreme Court decry abortion ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON / JACKSON, Miss., June 25 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters descended on the US Supreme Court on Saturday to denounce the justices’ decision to overturn the half-century-old Roe v. Wade precedent that recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion . The sweeping ruling by the court, with a 6-3 conservative majority, was set to alter … Read more

Bulgarian government loses no-confidence vote, early elections loom

Disputes over fiscal policy as inflation soared Government had strong NATO stance Petkov hopes for defections to form new government SOFIA, June 22 (Reuters) – A no-confidence vote on Wednesday toppled Bulgaria’s government and Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who had pledged to tackle corruption and took an unusually strong stance against Russia. Opposition lawmakers brought … Read more

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with ‘full normalization’ in sights

Ankara halted Khashoggi murder trial to warm ties Official says talks going slow on possible FX swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economy strained ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at … Read more

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 27/05/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS / Eric Gaillard / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register PARIS, June 21 … Read more

French opposition tells ‘arrogant’ Macron: compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” President’s office says seeking constructive solutions Far right say “we must be heard” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought a way to avoid political paralysis after this weekend’s election … Read more