‘Crucial’ vote could move Italy to the right; many might boycott

ROME (AP) – Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. Soaring energy costs and quickly … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Biden approval rises sharply ahead of midterms: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden’s popularity improved substantially from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden recovered from a low of 36% in July to 45%, driven in large part by … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Biden: Tentative railway labor deal reached, averting strike

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections. Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal, as there was a risk of … Read more

All you need to know ahead of Brazil’s election

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro listen to his speech at the Esplanade Ministry on Sept. 7, 2022 in Brasilia. Getty Images | Getty Images News | Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is sowing doubt about the validity of the country’s electronic voting system ahead of the first round of elections, ratcheting up fears … Read more

All you need to know ahead of Brazil’s election

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro listen to his speech at the Esplanade Ministry on Sept. 7, 2022 in Brasilia. Getty Images | Getty Images News | Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is sowing doubt about the validity of the country’s electronic voting system ahead of the first round of elections, ratcheting up fears … Read more